Meet the new generation of family business
From garments to biryani, these decades-old enterprises in Bengaluru’s historic market are getting a helping hand and technology push from younger members
It took one handcart and two loaders to stop traffic on DS Lane, the hub of Chickpet’s wholesale textile market. Bikers and pedestrians waited for heavy bales to be unloaded and the cart cleared from the narrow lane. Inside Sha Lalchand Jeevraj & Co.’s office, workers unpack bales, verify and put them away for storage while owners Prakash Pirgal and his son Rajesh deal with paperwork.