Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 1- Perinthalmanna, Malappuram District
Garima Sports and Fitness!

Started my trip from a small town called Perinthalmanna in Malappuram Dist. Around 11:30 I reached in front of the Garima sports and fitness, one of the leading sports store.

Never in my life I have seen this much of crowd in a sports store.Most of customers are in their teens, busy selecting jerseys of their favourite football players.

Shamir, owner of the store, with his aides. He has procured a wide range of World Cup special merchandising for the fans.

Flags of leading football playing nations,car stickers, wrist bands, jerseys of great players, shawls,ribbons and the list continues..

Store is stuffed with Football related merchandising! Most of the materials comes from the neighbouring district Palakkad,Ernakulam and Thiruppur, a town in Tamil Nadu which is famous for Knitwear.

Brazil fans in their favourite teams' jersey, in front of the sport store.Inspite of all these wide range of merchandising,the crazy fans'never ending demands continue and Shamir is clueless on where to go and get the stuff.

The rival gang, hard core Argentina fans!Shamir prays that Argentina and Brazil should at least reach in semis, otherwise all this festivity will stop. But for the time now its festival time and Shamir is busy helping the fans!

Later during the trip found this Brazil and Messi slippers in a shop at Pattambi! The slippers are from New Delhi and cost almost Rs. 180 per pair.

And a proud Brazil fan was ready to show his loyalty!

To be continued....


JoshiMukard said...

Hi, sandeep, loved your post. I'm a football freak from Kerala myself, but didn't get a chance to visit malabar. But you have brought the festivity right to my desk. Great job. Please share all your experiences in Malabar. I'm waiting to read.

sandeep varma said...

Hi Joshi,

Thanks for your comment, I had a great time there for 5 days, traveled almost all the places. keep reading, far interesting and exciting things on the way