Old-world charm by the roadside

On a busy stretch of road adjoining Loyola College in Nungambakkam, several makeshift shops dot the pavement. One of them boasts a set of gramophones, several antique-looking telephones and wall clocks, arranged on a set of newspapers. Customers mill around the glinting wares, with curious expressions on their faces. A plainly dressed, middle-aged man speaking … More Old-world charm by the roadside