Just claiming a small part of the pavement by sitting and working there.
Overtime he has upgraded the place now having a roof over his head to protect him from rain and sun. Also has put up baskets made earlier so no longer people have to wait. Standard items like small baskets and "shovel" type used for grains and rice are ready available.
In the morning starts with cleaning the place taking out dust as you see with all shop owners. Then getting all the standard baskets setting them up for sale.
When I started cycling around 6:15 he most of the times was busy with the cleaning and setting up, since I bought some baskets we know each other and greet when passing.
While coming back he typically is busy with making a basket.