Chor Bazaar - A Show Stealer
A variety of things can be found in this market. Exquisite Furniture, Clocks, Crystal Chandeliers, Ivory items and Temple carvings, to name a few. It's said that one of the greatest Indian epic movies, Mughal-e-Azam picked its antique pieces from this market for the set decor. Even today, a huge part of the film and Indian television industry pick up articles from Chor Bazaar to do their sets. But before you get excited, be cautious! Most of the items available here are replicas and not originals, but who knows - you just might get lucky. My visit to the place made two things clear; here, one can easily get car spare parts and vintage cameras at affordable prices and the tea cups and crockery sets are a popular buy from this bazaar. Crumbling buildings, chaotic lanes and noisy streets add to this place's hullabaloo.
Some of the traders are 5th and 6th generation shopkeepers and their interaction with the customers are a pleasant sight to watch. A word of caution though, do keep your haggling caps in place and make sure you know the product well or the shopkeepers might just take you for a ride. This place remains open from Saturday to Thursday and is worth a visit for the sense of commotion out here.
Kuchipudi (Telugu : కూచిపూడి) (pronounced as 'Koochipoodi') is a Classical Indian dance from Andhra Pradesh, India. It is also popular all over South India. Kuchipudi is the name of a village in the Divi Taluka of Krishna district that borders the Bay of Bengal and with resident Brahmins practicing this traditional dance form, it acquired the present name. Kuchipudi dancers are quicksilver and scintillating, rounded and fleet-footed, they perform with grace and fluid movements. Performed to classical Carnatic music, it shares many common elements with Bharatanatyam. In its solo exposition Kuchipudi numbers include 'jatiswaram' and 'tillana' whereas in nrityam it has several lyrical compositions reflecting the...
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