Focused on the traditional Indian markets, especially from the southern part of India, “Indian Bazaars” struck a chord somewhere with me, evoking memories of innumerable such bazaar trips back in India. Kiran writes on the blog featuring a different bazaar (Hindi for market) each time – including arts, crafts, spices, fishes, flowers and antiques.
In Kiran’s words:
“Craft and Spice Bazaars of rural India have often fascinated tourists from the western countries. However, I have been writing mostly about the simple selling spaces in urban India that people frequent for their day-to-day needs – whether it is vegetables, or flowers, or clothes or puja items.”
Indian Bazaar poses questions on various aspects of the market scene in India like “How do urban dwellers perceive bazaars? Are they still places that excite us?”. The blog describes the typical Indian market scene in a unique and compelling manner.
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A comment for “Flavor of the Indian Markets!”
It sounds a bit like the situation in Turkey – visitors almost always make a trip to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, which mostly caters to tourists buying souvenirs. The bazaars in my town are very different. There’s one in the centre which sells everyday items like towels, clothes and furniture. Plus every area has its own small market selling fruit, vegetables and other items.
By the way bazaar is ‘pazar’ in Turkish. I think Hindi and Turkish have a few words in common.