A cobbler

If you ask me what is it that I find most difficult to find at a new place (particularly posh areas/big cities) – its a cobbler! Believe it or not – locating a cobbler’s shop had been my greatest headache ever since I came to Lucknow. There are none in the campus. Kapoorthala (Non-Lucknowites don’t be surprised, its just the name of a market) did not look like it would host one. But today it happened. After roaming around for more than half-an-hour, I found a cobbler near Pureniya Chauraha. Till I could locate him, I was confusing every small vehicle repair shop (and there are so many of them there) with a cobbler’s shop. I, soon, almost finalized that its okay if you vehicle fails on Pureniya Chauraha; you would get some help and shall be able to move ahead, but not if your shoes/sandles betray you. But then, I found the treasure. This might look like an overdoing – but the rate at which I break my sandles – a cobbler’s shop is something I can not possibly do without. At one point of time, in Kanpur, including all shoes, sandles and a pair of slippers, I had a dozen pairs of foot-wears and still there came an occasion, when I did not have a single suitable pair to wear.

A cobbler’s shop is so big a necessity.

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About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started Pothi.com, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe (http://instascribe.com) with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: https://jayajha.wordpress.com Twitter: @jayajha Facebook: http://facebook.com/MovingOnTheBook

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