Should residential areas in major cities bring in the concept of weekly fair?People who have visited villages or expanding townships would be familiar with the concept of the weekly fair. Here we get the local produce, groceries, foodcarts that sell local dishes, local coffee, tea or drinks, some games for children. This encourages people to interact more. It brings in the sense of pride about the local region, it's delicacies and above all, the individual small scale entrepreneur gets his/her dues. A farmer selling his vegetables, someone selling farm chicken, eggs, a local foodbrand selling dosas,vadas etc.
I have been to a couple of large fairs in the city wherein everything is huge and on a large scale, people have to travel some distance to reach it. But if we can replicate it in the local neighbourhood, then we can have at least one day wherein people will forget the supermarket, shopping malls, branded stuff. Also by this we would be contributing to the local economy and boost the growth of local vendors.