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Bazaar on the move

entertainment Updated: Mar 23, 2011 01:28 IST
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street vendor

Delhi is incomplete without its street vendors. From exotic plants to colourful hankies, you can buy anything from these hawkers at throwaway prices!

Jhumkas, baalis, danglers, hoops or a pasted kundan set — this lady’s tray is lined up with trinkets. Get a whole set of junk jewellery at throwaway prices.
Price: Rs 10 upwards

Handy hankies
White handkerchiefs for work or colourful ones to match your dress — you can get a great variety of hankies from the street vendors at very cheap rates. Whatever they quote, remember to bargain!
Price: Rs 75 for a set of six

Mini nursery
You can pick almost anything from these vendors — even exotic plants! The plants are kept in small pouches of mud and if you live nearby, the vendor will even offer to pot it for you.
Price: Rs 90

AccessoriesChirping chic

Want an ethnic look for your room without burning a hole in your pocket? These danglers — made of printed cloth and glass beads — are a good pick for your house

Price: Rs 90

Teacher teacher
If you’re forgetful, get yourself one of these blackboards to jot down your to-do list. It’s eco- friendly (saves paper) too!
Price: Rs 70

Set it right
Save your designer napkins for a fancy dinner. For regular use, get a set of these plastic table mats. They’re cheap and easy to clean too!
Price: Rs 150 for six pieces

Pretty packets
Colourful hair clips, hair brushes and hair bands — every thing you need to keep your locks in shape — are in his basket. Just take your pick.
Price: Rs 10 upwards

Foodie corner

Crunch for them munchies
If hunger strikes you while you shop, look out for these crispy papads served with a sprinkle of salt.
Price: Rs 10 for two pieces

Bite-sized dynamite
Moong daal ke pakode are hot and spicy, and served with green chutney.
Price: Rs 10 for six pieces

Gobble time
Delhi’s favourite roadside snack, gol gappas may be available pre-packaged, but there’s nothing like standing on a busy street corner to get your fill!
Price: Rs 10

Basket se nikla paan
This panwaari, who sells paan in his mobile shop, can make a perfect paan in two minutes
Price: Rs 5

Melt in your mouth
It’s pink, fluffy and super yummy. You don’t have to wait for a mela to get your fill of candy floss; just keep an eye on the street
Price: Rs 10