“I come from a family
of paanwalas….both my father and grandfather were into this profession. Often I find that
paanwalas, engage customers
variety of ways, from a simple chit chat to sharing
titbits about movies or songs. I am no different. It used to be a lot of fun with my regular customers when I had my own paan shop. Unfortunately, I lost my rented location to metro rail project and now, I am with this big shop. It is a bit awkward to work under someone, especially after managing my own business for more than two decades. But I have a family to support and I am biding my time.
My daily wages alone aren’t sufficient, and I struggle to earn a decent living. On the brighter side, I am learning quite a few varieties
of paans here and this will sure help me a great deal when I have my own shop again. My future is literally round the corner and I don’t stop looking.”