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Fun with Vegetables

All Photographs by K. L. Kamat
First Online: August 26, 2000
Page Last Updated: October 17, 2017


"Your father's lust for life is reflected even in the vegetables he buys" -- my mother wrote to me once. A significant portion of the life of my father K. L. Kamat has been spent negotiating, bartering and buying vegetables and fruits. He has visited the vegetable and fruit markets of Malleswaram  everyday for the last thirty years! He is known to the street vendors as "the man with dirty shopping bags", "the Sir who buys cracked coco-nuts", "the poor dude who can only buy vegetables on sale", "the twin-banana lover" (see in India, the bananas are sold by count, and my father discovered that a twin-banana is counted as one), "the late night restaurateur" (a daily visitor, and bargain hunter must be a restaurateur!), "the kind Sir", and after he photographed some of them, "the photo Swamy".  The merchandise he buys is also story-worthy and as you will see in this series, picture-worthy
-Vikas Kamat

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Finding Art in Vegetables

Spice of LifeWhen Lord Ganesh Reincarnated as KnolkolMoving into AdulthoodCurvaceous CarrotProximity Increases IntimacyYoung and Naked
The Virgin in WaitingThe Horny CarrotPassion for PhotographyThe Garlic CouplePictures of Bear FruitThe Bimbal Fruit Bunch
Cashews with their Nuts IntactReady to Pluck: A Ripe Cashew FruitTropical Fruits of IndiaThe Guava FruitJuicy Variety of BananasThe Seetaphal Fruit
Ready for the PalateFruit Offerings to Lord KrishnaThe Yellow FruitThe Fruit of RamaThe Jack FruitsThe Guava Fruit
The Musambi FruitThe Papaya FruitThe Bitter-gourd Vegetable Green EggplantA tuber called Kesuvina Gedde (Alvamaddi) is a delicacy used in curries and dishesVali Bhajji (Basale Soppu) is a popular green vegetable among Konkanis
The Golden TuberNo wonder we are called as the Egg Plant

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