I've been reading this text. The text is an autobiographical episode from the life of a contemporary Tamil Dalit writer who describes her village streets, shops and the markets:
Then there might be a street play, or a puppet show, or a no magic, no miracle stunt performance. All these would happen from time to time. But almost certainly there would be some entertainment or other going on.
Even otherwise, there were the coffee clubs in the bazaar: the way each waiter cooled the coffee, lifting a tumbler high up and pouring its contents into a tumbler held in his other hand.
I want to know the meaning of "Even otherwise". I didn't get anything suitable from the web. Please help.