Green evolution: We have a great revolution where this is concerned, when we were young that is during the 60’s and 70’ we had vendors coming with their produce from their farm and directly it was given to us much cheaper than the market rates, as they never had any extra charges for space and other utilities so the people benefited a lot but now the vendors themselves charge you equal to that of the great malls and stores who sell these vegetables. Now looking at the malls and stores I cannot vouch to say that they are giving us the best, I remember I got some fresh spinach from food world in wheeler road, and as they looked so fresh I just tipped the top of the spinach into water and after washing started chopping away only to find a long millipede inside taken my chopping and I had to just throw them away, no doubt the next time I would check, but wondered what if it had been stored into the fridge and it landed in some other food inside and the side effects. The reliance has come a great way for the higher class and the upper middle class. The middle class who are very conscience about the cost part of it still buy from the vendors and sometimes though the cauliflowers look so fresh are infested with worms so much you don’t feel like making anything out of them, brinjals [egg plant] also falls into same they come with many worms and baingan ka bhartha u better be careful.. People who enjoy not the cost but the vegetables are sometime visiting the Namdharis in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1lace>Bangalore</st1lace></st1:City> which is also an outlet for many fresh cabbages from different countries and ready made salads and corn are too good to miss. We may try to ape the west but I wish the malls and the vendors should look into their products with quality in mind, agreed these are perishables and very less shelf life then at least bring down the cost, that way all the vegetables could vanish. In kolkata markets, they also dip the vegetables in green color, ladies finger, beans, and all related to the beans family and it is tough to make out the freshness of the product, now these things could bring about the sales required but one is also carrying a ticket to the hospital later for diseases hard to pin point at. If these new outlets are being condemned in a way then the malls should live up to their name and be careful where quality is concerned and the vendors should think twice before fleecing the customers and stick on to the freshness and maintain a reasonable cost and I don’t think any amount of malls can take over the age old vendor who comes to your door…. regards sunkan..