India Sketch Journal 2013 July 23 by Meera Rao
The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.
I was impressed to see the entrepreneurship of this man --he had himself a bicycle tire patching business with only a few inner tubes hung on a tree trunk, some simple tools spread on a sheet under a tree! And of course, he was busy with his little cell phone while waiting for customers. Every time I went past his spot on the sidewalk I hoped he had enough people stopping by so he could earn enough!
India Sketch Journal 2013 July 24 by Meera Rao
She may be living in a shack by the roadside, selling pots that she and her family members crafted right there- but she had a place to sit comfortably - a two seat bench discarded from some automobile and again a cell phone to keep her busy while she waited for customers. What I also noticed is that her surroundings were spic and span, and the recycled materials used on the tent were very neatly assembled and tied together. I admired the relentless resourcefulness!