Friday, August 30, 2013

Sach men yah dili hai….

I had gone to Chandni Chowk a few days back in searh of some bridal Sari and for my friends's treat as she was going to Australia. For the first time, I saw Delhi-6..I have been to Chandni chowk area before but never saw anything.. but this time I saw everything..

Paranthe Vali gali.. we had all types of Paratha..gobhi,mirchi, aloo, paneer, and badaam paratha too!!

Roaming in the streets of Old Delhi has its own charm.. the chaos of the traffic, the overhead wires, the people sitting on the sideway taking a rupee to check your weight, those machines where you insert a coin and a card comes out showing your weight along with an actor whose matches with you, the drops of water falling on your head from the AC in the cramped building, the funny shop salesman calling everyone, the cattle enjoying a good time... Delhi-6 is Delhi-6!!
Looking for wedding Sari and Lehanga in Old Delhi can be more enjoyable than even owning one. The Chandni Chowk area has many katras (wholesale markets) lined with shops selling these dresses sourced from all over the country. Keep walking along the main thoroughfare and you will find these. Their collections keep changing with trends in the market – often they dictate the trends as customers have to buy what is available. Most of these shopkeepers have all the time in the world to help you choose – patience is a virtue they have honed in dealing with groups of women all day long. Unlike your daily outfits, saris are tough to try before you buy. No problem – the salesmen (not women, repeat – the men) drape these around them (over their terrycot shirts and trousers) and model for you
We wanted to get a photograph of a sari shop, so all of us went and stood next to the shop keeper who we wished would oblige us but it seemed  he wasn't in a good mood..while we were standing,  he used to scold his salesman was sooooo funny and we all were waiting for a shoot and the shopkeeper didn’t notice us who were very eager for a photograph of that
Sari shop with the owner everyone(customers) there started laughing but it was fun..I am putting some pictures here :)


Platter-Parathe wali Gali-Delhi
The Nehru family at Paranthe Wali Gali
The Nehru family at Paranthe Wali Gali

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