Pushkar is a religion centred city in Rajasthan, but don’t let that fool you. There’s so much happening in the small bustling city square, with vendors selling Tibetan singing bowls, floral kimonos, harem pants to men with small carts combining whatever fruits you’d like to squeeze you fresh juice. The main part of the city consists of a colourful and vibrant market with the most beautiful aromas. I visited a mithaiwalla (a store where they make Indian sweetmeats and other fresh items) and had the opportunity to spend a morning with them while they prepped for a busy day ahead. From learning how to make khoya (milk solids which form the base for almost all Indian sweets) to learning the art of making kachoris to eventually watching these talented men make sweets. There is a strict chain of command in place at the Laxmi Sweet Bhandar, and for a business that is so busy throughout the day and manages to almost sell out of everything by 11 pm, I can see why.