I am so used to hanging out at malls in Gurgaon (there was no other place) that the empty malls in A’bad last Sunday threw me over. Whats going on? The food court at Gallops Mall had to be closed down… the shops were mostly empty…. 2 Big Bazars had to shut down… the multiplexes wore a deserted look.

But the shops on high streets like C.G road were functioning. One of my fav shops ‘My N My’ was doing brisk business. Do people prefer their retailers to malls? Is this the situation all over the country or just in smaller places? In Mumbai, Delhi and B’glore malls are functioning fine.

Do people in smaller cities still prefer their neighbourhood retailers to a mall? Is it the effect of the bad markets?