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Poorna Market, Visakhapatnam

One early morning a few days ago I set out camera in tow to check out Poorna Market, located in the old one town area of Visakhapatnam. It was the day before the new year festival of Ugadi also known as Gudi Padava in other parts of India. Poorna Market is an old fruit and vegetable whole sale market which is a crazy place like any other old Indian market. I have been meaning to  explore the market for a long time and I must say that the experience did not disappoint me. Here are some of the sights that greeted me…

Ugadi means the beginning of a new ear and is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month in the Hindu Calendar. Chaitra is the first month in the Panchang or the Hindu calendar. The thing I love about the Ugadi festival in Andhra is the tradition they have of making and feeding everyone a special delicacy called the Ugadi Pachadi. It is said to have the flavours of sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and spicy that represent the various flavours of life. In eating a bit of the Pachadi the devout are acknowledging the different aspects of life and how they are all a part of human experience. I shall dig out the recipe and share it on my next post.

Neem Flowers

The lovely and delicate Neem tree flowers.

A lane near Poorna Market

A temple in the one town area

Poorna Market

The Poorna Market is a maze of marrow lanes meandering in no particular direction, divided rather haphazardly into fruit, vegetable, meat, fish, cane, pottery and condiment areas.

Oranges behind Crates

Thermocol Balls in all their psychedelic splendor

Mirror frames...

Sugarcane sellers

These are just a few images of Poorna Market…I will post more by and by…hope you enjoyed these.

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Annabelle

Someone that makes me very happy is my darling cat Annabelle. More than being my pet, she is my owner. She rules me with a steely glance. Like an indentured slave I do her bidding, but more than my life she rules my heart…rescued from a slum in Mumbai, she came to me as an emaciated little kitty. But by and by she gained strength and now she rules our home as if it were her singular fiefdom…here are some moods of Annabelle…

Annabelle as she came home for the first time

Annabelle doing what she does best - napping

The come hither look

Basking in the sun

I know I'm being photographed

Hunting mode

Paw Paws

Sleep

Darling!!!

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Gandhi Bazaar, Bangalore – II

Here are a few more memories of my walk through Gandhi Bazaar…I just can’t get enough of this place. The smell of flowers intermingles with the smell of tulsi leaves, incense sticks and hot filter coffee. It smells like heaven and my childhood rolled into one… 😀

Doggy Nap

The dog and the flower seller

Banana Leaf seller

Doggy with a glass of tea

Fruit Market

Drishti Dolls

These dolls are called Drishti dolls and they are hung outside homes to keep away the evil eye.

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Gandhi Bazaar, Bangalore

Gandhi Bazaar is one of my favorite places to visit. Not only because it holds the superlative Vidhyarthi Bhavan but also because of its vibrant street market of fruit, vegetable and flower sellers. I don’t have anything else to say and would rather let the pictures do the talking.

Banana Leaf stall

Flower seller

Flower Market

Flower Seller

Multi colour roses

Red and green dyed roses

Papery Gomphrena flower Garlands for Shiva

Doggy nap time

Gandhi Bazaar

Lotus buds

Mango Mango Mango

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