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More than meets the eye: Three Mumbai retailers that deserve a second look

In Mumbai, retail theatre is on every corner: a barbershop on the side of the road, a spice stall using traditional machinery to grind powder on demand, print cartridges sitting on makeshift shelves nestled in the trees. Wherever you look, there are inspiring traditions and innovations to be found. And the hustle culture is real. I was amazed by the tenacity and entrepreneurship of Indian shopkeepers. In their eyes, anywhere and everywhere could be turned into a store. On the other side of the s