The first thing you'd need to do when visiting Penang's Little India a.k.a Market Street, is simply stand at its T-junction. Standing by the narrow street, do be mindful of drivers looking for parking spots and speeding beca (trishaws)...
Take a few minutes to soak in the somewhat chaotic blends of sights, sounds and smells - that is, the life of the place!
You will see many saree shops, with a whole range of colorful, glittery sarees draped over slender mannequins, the silhouettes of Kareen Kapoor. You will also see assorted displays of kurtis and salwar kameezs.
Amid the honking and busy motorists maneuvering the narrow streets, you will not miss the Tamil songs (most of the time), both religious and pop, blaring in the background - advertisements for the DVD shops. Over at the shops, you will see posters of newly-released movies from India. And shop assistants enticing you to enter, with their latest copies of something Bollywood, and Tollywood.
Finally, there are always that smell of spices, delicious smell of food from the many eateries, as well as the aromatic smell of incense lingering in mid air, long after the morning prayers were done.