Keeping the evil eye away is something that most people believe in. In our home, rather at my grandparents’ house, there is a black rope tied around a padigaram [dont know what it is called in Tamil] and in many shops i see the green chilli- lemon combo.. 

This was spotted again during a photowalk near Casino Theater…. The guy was selling some eats and juices on his cart and said this helped keep his business alive and keep all jealous, evil eyes away….