While walking around Kolkata, I happened to come across a fruit market that was open on the street. In one corner of the market, a banana auction was taking place. The market was crowded and there were a lot of people working. One by one, bananas were being brought in one after another and were being auctioned.
The huge bunches of bananas that had been brought here by truck were being carried to the auction site by laborers who carried them on their heads. The two men in this photo were also waiting for their turn at the front of the auction hall with huge bunches of bananas on their heads. The tassels were huge and looked very heavy. They must have strong necks.
All the bananas being carried were still green. It seems that the bananas are harvested while they are still green, and then they ripen to yellow by the time they reach the stores.
|Nov 2011 INDIA PEOPLE|
|BANANA HEAD KOLKATA MARKET OVERHEAD|
November 15, 2011
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