Posted by: itsme | February 18, 2011

The Indian Bazaar

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Posters of the Dalai Lama on sale along with Tibetan mandalas. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.

Posters of the Dalai Lama on sale along with Tibetan mandalas. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.

Avant garde painted pottery at Dilli Haat at Netaji Subash Place. New Delhi.

Avant garde painted pottery at Dilli Haat at Netaji Subash Place. New Delhi.

Morning breakfast hot and fresh from the stove. Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.

Morning breakfast hot and fresh from the stove. Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir.

Cookies and pastries in glass jars at the beach. Puri, Orissa.

Cookies and pastries in glass jars at the beach. Puri, Orissa.

Printed cotton in infinite colours and designs. Puri, Orissa.

Printed cotton in infinite colours and designs. Puri, Orissa.

Handwoven Kullu shalls in colourful traditional patterns. Naggar, Himachal Pradesh.

Handwoven Kullu shalls in colourful traditional patterns. Naggar, Himachal Pradesh.

Morning flower market awash with colour by the Hooghly at Howrah. Kolkata, West Bengal.

Morning flower market awash with colour by the Hooghly at Howrah. Kolkata, West Bengal.

Dried ferns which if placed in water will turn green and pretty. Naggar, Himachal Pradesh.

Dried ferns which if placed in water will turn green and pretty. Naggar, Himachal Pradesh.

A boy transports freshly baked cakes. Alampur, Andhra Pradesh.

A boy transports freshly baked cakes. Alampur, Andhra Pradesh.

Silk and cotton sarees on display. Shantiniketan, West Bengal.

Silk and cotton sarees on display. Shantiniketan, West Bengal.

Earthy colours and typical style of a Madhubani painting. Old Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

Earthy colours and typical style of a Madhubani painting. Old Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

A man sharps a knife as children look for the sparks. Gangtok, Sikkim.

A man sharps a knife as children look for the sparks. Gangtok, Sikkim.

Something to tempt any foreign tourist. Keylong, Himachal Pradesh.

Something to tempt any foreign tourist. Keylong, Himachal Pradesh.

Colours of rangoli. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh.

Colours of rangoli. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh.

The seasonal sale of woollen wear on the Manali-Leh Road happens only in summer. Sarchu, Himachal Pradesh.

The seasonal sale of woollen wear on the Manali-Leh Road happens only in summer. Sarchu, Himachal Pradesh.

Handmade noodles are stacked in plastic wraps. Leh, Jammu and Kashmir.

Handmade noodles are stacked in plastic wraps. Leh, Jammu and Kashmir.

Wooden masks and prayer wheels on display. Leh, Jammu and Kashmir.

Wooden masks and prayer wheels on display. Leh, Jammu and Kashmir.

Footwear made of wool and sheepskin. Leh, Jammu and Kashmir.

Footwear made of wool and sheepskin. Leh, Jammu and Kashmir.

A Tibetan market actually sells an equal share of Indian stuff. Leh, Jammu and Kashmir.

A Tibetan market actually sells an equal share of Indian stuff. Leh, Jammu and Kashmir.

It is the season of fresh and ripe apricots. Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir.

It is the season of fresh and ripe apricots. Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir.

A fine arts gallery displays its collection on sale. North Goa.

A fine arts gallery displays its collection on sale. North Goa.

Halwas are a delicacy of the region and come in variety of colours and taste. Calicut, Kerala.

Halwas are a delicacy of the region and come in variety of colours and taste. Calicut, Kerala.

Rice, pulses and spices on sale in a large warehouse. Calicut, Kerala.

Rice, pulses and spices on sale in a large warehouse. Calicut, Kerala.

A pair of wooden clogs for the pilgrim catches morning light. Guruvayur, Kerala.

A pair of wooden clogs for the pilgrim catches morning light. Guruvayur, Kerala.

Silk bordered sarees, dhotis and dresses. Guruvayur, Kerala.

Silk bordered sarees, dhotis and dresses. Guruvayur, Kerala.

Christian idols for sale at a workshop. Thrissur, Kerala.

Christian idols for sale at a workshop. Thrissur, Kerala.

Waiting for the arrival of fresh catch. Diu, Daman and Diu.

Waiting for the arrival of fresh catch. Diu, Daman and Diu.

Colourful spices bottled neatly near old warehouses. Mattancherry, Kerala.

Colourful spices bottled neatly near old warehouses. Mattancherry, Kerala.

Painted wooden decor to tempt any tourist. Mattancherry, Kerala.

Painted wooden decor to tempt any tourist. Mattancherry, Kerala.

A glimpse of the wonders of the seas. Fort Cochin, Kerala.

A glimpse of the wonders of the seas. Fort Cochin, Kerala.

An evening sale of garlands and wreaths. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

An evening sale of garlands and wreaths. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Thomas Hardy takes his place among the gods. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Thomas Hardy takes his place among the gods. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Clay Ganeshas on sale on the day of Ganesh Chaturti. Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu.

Clay Ganeshas on sale on the day of Ganesh Chaturti. Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu.

One of many colourful stalls at a typical Indian religious mela. Rajim, Chhattisgarh.

One of many colourful stalls at a typical Indian religious mela. Rajim, Chhattisgarh.

Neem sticks stand in for toothbrushes in most Indian villages. Madhubani, Bihar.

Neem sticks stand in for toothbrushes in most Indian villages. Madhubani, Bihar.

Tea in all its variety and grading. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Tea in all its variety and grading. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Objects of worship pack a small shop floor to ceiling on the way to the Kasi Vishwanath Temple. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Objects of worship pack a small shop floor to ceiling on the way to the Kasi Vishwanath Temple. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Handmade wooden clogs for the pilgrim finished right by the road. Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

Handmade wooden clogs for the pilgrim finished right by the road. Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

Morning flower market. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Morning flower market. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Full dental services and no appointments required. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Full dental services and no appointments required. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

If there were no women, the world would be less colourful. Jaipur, Rajasthan.

If there were no women, the world would be less colourful. Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Traditional shoes in dazzling designs and colours. Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Traditional shoes in dazzling designs and colours. Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Incised woodblocks for quick application of mehndi. Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Incised woodblocks for quick application of mehndi. Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Traditional puppets make the bazaar a colourful place. Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Traditional puppets make the bazaar a colourful place. Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Sweets on sale as offerings for the Lord. Nathdwara, Rajasthan.

Sweets on sale as offerings for the Lord. Nathdwara, Rajasthan.

Paintings and drawings on sale on the way to the City Palace. Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Paintings and drawings on sale on the way to the City Palace. Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Care for your name in the smallest scale? Mt Abu, Rajasthan.

Care for your name in the smallest scale? Mt Abu, Rajasthan.

Wooden toys and boxes on sale. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

Wooden toys and boxes on sale. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

A painted pot lies in a heap among the plain ones. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

A painted pot lies in a heap among the plain ones. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

Cane chairs and stools exhibit expert craftsmanship. Ajmer, Rajasthan.

Cane chairs and stools exhibit expert craftsmanship. Ajmer, Rajasthan.

A busy market scene. Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.

A busy market scene. Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.

A pot-pourri of items on sale at a bazaar. Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh.

A pot-pourri of items on sale at a bazaar. Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh.

Fresh greens would tempt any lazy cook to hit the kitchen. Dhirang, Arunachal Pradesh.

Fresh greens would tempt any lazy cook to hit the kitchen. Dhirang, Arunachal Pradesh.

Small beetles, rich in protein, are commonly eaten by tribals. Haflong, Assam.

Small beetles, rich in protein, are commonly eaten by tribals. Haflong, Assam.

Rain shades as these are used by workers in paddy fields. Jowai, Meghalaya.

Rain shades as these are used by workers in paddy fields. Jowai, Meghalaya.

Dogs, a delicacy in these parts, bundled up in gunny sacks wait their fate. Dimapur, Nagaland.

Dogs, a delicacy in these parts, bundled up in gunny sacks wait their fate. Dimapur, Nagaland.

A vendor offers clean empty cans for pilgrims to take home the Ganges. Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

A vendor offers clean empty cans for pilgrims to take home the Ganges. Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

Freshly picked apples from orchards just down the slope on the way to Gangotri. Uttarakhand.

Freshly picked apples from orchards just down the slope on the way to Gangotri. Uttarakhand.

A village tea stall with an accompaniment of cakes and cookies. Baijnath, Uttarakhand.

A village tea stall with an accompaniment of cakes and cookies. Baijnath, Uttarakhand.

Roasted corn at the market place. Nainital, Uttarakhand.

Roasted corn at the market place. Nainital, Uttarakhand.

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Responses

  1. Such a lovely collection depicting the Indian Bazaar, and from so many different places! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful assembly from all the extremities of India. It is a very beautiful collection.

  3. Aravind, I was wondering if it would be possible for you to do a guest post for IndianBazaars. If you can consider it, please do email me at kiranmkeswani(at)gmail.com

  4. Why not? I’ll get it touch with you.

  5. I have been to India four times, and have visited some of the areas you have. By reading through your stories and immersing myself in your wonderful photos I am transported back there again. Your eye for detail in photography really captures the very essence of the sights, tastes, smells and ambience that is Incredible India. Well done!!


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