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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
One fine warm wintry Sunday, decided to go to Dilli Haat to hunt for a copper finger ring for my son. Did not get the ring, but yes, the new theme was pretty fresh.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development had organised an exhibition on the Women of India in Dilli Haat. Women artisans and entrepreneurs from across India had their various products displayed.
As usual there were your usual press photographers, and of course many other photographers armed with their DSLR cameras and fancy lenses and tripods, shooting anything and everything that moved or did not move. :-)
This inspired me to whip out my cell phone,- a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and I too joined this gang of shooters, and celebrate the Women of India festival.
Have a look at what I saw.
|Katputhlis or puppets from Rajasthan|
|Nimbu Mirch ka Totka|
This is an ancient Indian charm, which comprises a lemon and a few green chillies strung up together. Supposed to ward of evil.
Scientific reason: the smell keeps of the insects.
These are fancy replicas of the same.
|Husband Wife Katputhlis - Their backsides ;-)|
|Husband Wife Katputhlis posing for the camera|
|The Puppet ArmyThen there were these varied colorful trinkets which go by the name of Bangles, Anklets, Ear Rings, Finger rings etc. What interested me was that these were all handmade and also the amount of people buying them :-)|
|Gem Stone necklace|
|Gem Stone Rings|
Well, ! where women are men will follow :-). Saw this chappie looking very forlon in the midst of all the women. Straightened up immediately when I told him that his photograph is to be taken.
Children cannot be far away :-)
|Singh is King :-)|
|the Indian one string violin|
And where children are, Toys ARE!
|Fish Out of the water|
|Pickles from Kumaon|
These were delicious!
|Women making the other women rich|
|Funny Menu Delicious Food|
|So now we know our future! we return home with empty pockets!|
|Buddha in Metal|
|Buddha in Marble|
|The Chinese Factor|
|More Chine tribal art|
|Coins you don't see|