We meet thousands of people in a lifetime; we may remember a few, forget some more and see through a lot more. Out of the few we choose to remember, we cherry pick the ones we want to share our experiences with. We invest ourselves in them, dig deep to understand them, pick up on their idiosyncrasies and find meaning in their stories.
The ones that we see through, the everyday men and women who lead extraordinarily regular lives, mundane lives- the ones that we pass by or interact with so many times yet give little importance to.
Do we ever take a step back to speak to them and know their stories?
Pause and take a step back, meet the vegetable vendors of Mahatma Phule Mandai in Pune, Maharashtra, the people who have had generations in their family devoted to the trade.
The people who have lost their daily business to the swanky fresh vegetable shop in the neighbourhood mall.
The people who now live in the fear of being forgotten, passed by and seen through.
This photo story has been created by Arundhati Bhande. She is among the 20 students a.k.a heritage enthusiasts from The Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication who participated in the Make Heritage Fun! event held on 26th March 2017, in Pune, India.