Surajkund – Ready for the mela of all melas

The mela of all melas is coming to Surajkund for a fortnight in early February. With around 1,000 stalls, daily cultural performances and cuisines from across the sub-continent, the specially designed mela ground is ready to welcome shoppers for the 31st edition of this extraordinary fair.

Market Guide: Jor Bagh Market

Jor Bagh Market is not massive, but what’s there is beautifully formed. It’s home to a couple of convenience stores and there’s also a butcher, a great little bookshop, a flower seller, a chemist and a few of banks. And then there’s Mochi, a magician who will repair your bags, shoes, handbags and a host of other stuff for a small fee

Market Guide: Basant Lok

Basant Lok (also known as Vasant Lok), is a wonderful place. Bless the four storey Osaba Emporium.  It’s a stairway to heaven for household appliances and reputedly stocks 3,000 separate lines; including some decent tuppaware that I spent hours searching for when I first arrived. There’s also some of the New Capital Region’s (NCR) best…

Welcome to the malls

A friend said it would be good idea for me to face my fear and find out why I get so scared at the thought of entering a shopping mall.   He’s not a therapist and his intentions made me suspicious right from the start. Getting to know shopping malls in Delhi is important, but it’s…

Market Guide: INA

INA stands for either the Indian National Army Market  or India National Airlines Market, depending on who you want to believe. I’ve no idea what the answer is. What I can tell you INA is a great place to get to know. If you need something and are not sure where to get it, then…

Market Guide: Khan Market

The lanes of Khan Market is the place where the wealthy from across the NCR, an expatriate crowd from the diplomatic enclave and tourists from around the world tend to congregate. Consistently ranked as one of the costliest retail spaces in India, this U shaped market has stores selling  everything from imported western food stuffs…

Market Guide: Sarojini Nagar

Sarojini Nagar, known as SN to its fans, is where to head if your after clothes, fabrics, handbags and jewellery.  The heart of the market is on the street, but there are shops, showrooms and emporiums all around.  It’s busy. It’s bustling.  But that’s because there are bargains to be had. You’ll find western high…