Our shopping trend and the economy of our villages.We have shops these days where we can go and select whatever product we want to buy. Earlier it was not like this. We prepare a list of articles from our house and go to the shop. This list will be handed over to the shop keeper, who takes them and after packing hand over to us. We make the payment, then.
Now we are selecting the articles from the shop, there may not be any sales girl or boy to help us. The selection will definitely based on our knowledge of the brand name of the article. This name would have been registered in our mind because of its advertisements appeared in TV or such media. That means only the products of 'big guys' (corporate companies) will be chosen by us because they only can afford the large scale advertising campaign. This naturally sidelines the small scale producers as well as the local producers. Net result is we are forcing our own people to close down their production units, which adversely affects the economy of our villages.