The sideshow at Alsisar

The Rajasthan village comes alive in more ways than one as it hosts its annual music festival
By: Aditi Tailang
Published: Feb 25, 2019
The sideshow at Alsisar

Image by : Aditi Tailang

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  • The sideshow at Alsisar
  • The sideshow at Alsisar
  • The sideshow at Alsisar
  • The sideshow at Alsisar
  • The sideshow at Alsisar
Raju and Samshuddhi
Age: 22, 20

Tender coconut seller
Raju sells tender coconut water in Jaipur all year long for ₹30-40. At the festival he sells it for ₹100-150 each, making ₹20,000-30,000 in three days. Usually, it would take him about a month to make the same amount in Jaipur.

“Someone from the festival team lives in Jaipur and buys coconut water from me. He asked me if I would like to sell coconuts here, and make some money, so I started a stall in Alsisar.”