Women wearing "No Walmart" head bands at a protest outside Walmart India offices in Gurgaon, India.

India’s street vendors are hanging on, but malls and supermarkets are closing in


Street vendors and hawkers are a vital part of life for many Indians, who get their daily needs like fruit and vegetables from carts and stalls. But as malls and supermarkets spring up around the country, the hawkers are struggling and worried for their survival.

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