What’s in a Name! Kinari Bazaar, Old Delhi

Do you know how Kinari Bazaar got its name? You would think this Bazaar gets its name from the “kinara” or edge of some landmark, but you couldn’t be farther from the truth!┬áIt is said this busy marketplace for wedding finery actually derives its name from all the ‘zari’ and ‘gota’ (laces) sold here, the…

Pic-A-Day Project: The joys of Sunday shopping!

A Delhi belle looks through the array of jewellery on display at Dilli Haat, the city’s hot spot for all things fashionable, ethnic, and earthy.One of Delhi Tourism’s most successful ventures, this food-and-crafts bazaar has charmed city folk since ’94. It has already been replicated at Pitampura, and other clones are planned soon at Janakpuri…

An invitation to Dilli Haat

The other day I took a friend visiting from Chennai to that most artsy of markets in Delhi: Dilli Haat. And hello, was I surprised! Her rapture revealed to me how much I take this place for granted. In the ninety minutes we had, my friend had lapped up skirts, trinkets, wooden artifacts and jute…