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Ramzan nights (around Charminar)

To describe the Ramzan experience around Charminar as a sensory overload would be an understatement. There is so much to see, feel, hear, smell , eat or even buy and take delight in. The experience might even leave you wiser in consumer behaviour too and render you incapable of bargaining because you are after all a “king” !

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All you need to make Sheer-Korma (apart from milk and sugar)
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The gentlemen around the shop assured everyone passing by that they would find the most fashionable designs here
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The only time I might be seen amidst so much bling!
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Daawat-e-Iftaar – when the fast is broken and the entire community eats together

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Iftar at the Makkah Masjid
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If you started out in the hope of a good bargain – he will certainly not entertain you!
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Still trying to figure out what pendel would mean.
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And the shopping and feasting continue into the night

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Choodi Bazaar

One of the preliminary steps involved in making the famous Hyderabadi lac bangles would be to flatten the base aluminium rings. Going by the number of bangles seen in the image, it is not hard to imagine how many lac-bangles are made in a day.

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While it is common for streets to be decorated with green streamers, and lights on Milad-un-nabi, this particular lane in Laad Bazaar was decorated with colourful cloth – sponsored by some cloth merchant. While many residents on either side were gearing up for festivities, at the end of the lane, food was being prepared in large quantities for distribution among the poor.

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Choodi Bazaar

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There is a lot of shopping happening on the days leading upto Eid. Everyone wants the latest designs in clothes, bangles, footwear, handbags….Festivals are a great time to flaunt your deals. For the shopkeepers too there is gauranteed business.

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