Empty window holes watching greedily as you pass by. Paint on the façade, once bright and smooth, now burnt-out, embroidered with countless cracks. We all know those, and we wonder what secrets they are keeping behind the dusty doorknobs — the abandoned. The legacy of the second part of the 20th century that brought countless factories, warehouses, once-bustling industrial areas into silent pieces of oblivion. And so they stay. Empty.
Do our body parts come at a price? Well, let's negotiate. Negotiation and bargaining is an art form. Every art form has its distinct mediums and tools. Alternatively, can these tools be our body parts? This article highlights a bargaining form existing in the fruit market of Delhi, India, where a distinct non-verbal style of negotiating the price, commonly known as the Azadpuri style, takes shape.