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Pruning the flower market

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An evening scene at the traditional Jambagh flower market, which was initially a part of the Moazzam Jahi Market, but shifted to the adjoining road. By default market places in India come with a lot of colours, vibrance textures, patterns and many a time chaos too. The empty baskets in the image perhaps indicate she had good business on the day. The mounds and swirls of flowers are sure to delight many a pedestrians and commuter around the corner

In the recent years the flower market has faced a double whammy – first due to the road widening activity in 2009, which forced many vendors to relocate to more commercial markets. Currently, the Jambagh flower market is undergoing yet another drastic change with the construction of the Hyderabad Metro pushing the vendors further into the narrow bylanes. One cannot help but wonder if the efforts in modernization cannot be achieved without causing far reaching consequences to existing heritage components(traditional bazaar in this case) of the city.

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Sasta hai!!

Bargains are always a good draw in the country esp if you are getting articles at a fraction of the market price! Ask anyone visiting why they go there and more often you would get “sasta hai”(its cheap) as the response.

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It was fascinating to study the arrangements in the form of shapes/patterns – while most items were circular there were places that deviated a bit.

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Time and Money!

 

A visit to the Jummeraat Bazaar introduced me to a whole new world. And while the discovery itself was interesting with items on all shapes and sizes being put on for sale, either in part or as a whole, and  with varying conditions it was unimaginable that many buyers did pick them up.

This particular arrangement caught my eye. Interesting juxtaposition of two important resources in our lives – time and money. Doesnt matter if the coins/notes dont fetch or if the watches need some mending! 🙂

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