Here is a picture snapped from the hip while walking away from hawkers in Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram, during a day-trip on Sunday. I’m not very good with the hawkers, and generally keep my head down and keep moving forward.
Sometimes, that’s a good life philosophy. You can’t stop and smell every rose. But you can walk and take pictures.
Coconut stands seem to be pretty popular in the city and rural areas. All you need is a straw and machete. Straw is optional, of course.