A few years ago, I had posted a picture of a blue enamel signboard from George Town. These signboards, which were ubiquitous once in shop fronts and street corners are disappearing. Occasionally you come across a signboard like this one above in Triplicane.
The brand ‘Rashiklal’ for betel nut powder was so popular that some outstation visitors to Madras used to buy in bulk for their year’s requirement. The brand is still alive and popular. I recently had to guide a visitor from Mumbai to a retail outlet where he could buy some for his senior relatives back in Mumbai.