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Double the shopping pleasure

Two shopping festivals give Delhizens a chance to indulge in shopping.

entertainment Updated: Mar 13, 2011 01:36 IST
Aditi Pant

Jamia Bazaar
What
: Exhibition of jewellery, clothes, accessories and artifacts organised by CEQUIN
When: March 13-14
Where: India Islamic Cultural Center, Lodhi Road

NEAREST METRO STATION: Khan Market on Violet Line

One-of-a-kind saris from Benaras, hand-printed kurtis from Baroda, and intricate jewellery and shoes will be available at Design One, the two-day shopping festival that starts in Delhi tomorrow. Organised by Mumbai-based Sahachari Foundation, the proceeds from the event will go to an NGO selected by the foundation.

JewelleryAn annual feature in Mumbai since 2009, the exhibition will feature collections by designers, such as Bhairavi Jaikishan, Maheka Mirpuri and Nikasha Tawde. There will also be designer footwear and accessories to choose from, besides jewellery by designers Bina Goenka and Falguni Mehta. Lakshmi Nair, a founder member of Sahachari says, "We have selected every designer with great care. We’ve put them through strict screening and ensured that everything is priced well, completely finished and truly original." The prices of the products range from Rs 2,000 to Rs 25,000.

Design One
What: Shopping festival by Mumbai-based NGO Sahachari Foundation
When: March 14-15
Where: Grand Ballroom, Leela Palace Hotel, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri

Women from the economically marginalised section of Jamia Nagar are set to get their moment in the sun. An initiative by CEQUIN (Centre for Equity and Inclusion), an NGO led by Sara Pilot and Lora Prabhu, in collaboration with the Delhi government, is holding a two-day exhibition to showcase products created by these women. Titled Jamia Bazaar, the exhibition endeavours to provide a platform to women from the area to display jewellery, kurtis, beaded bags and artifacts, apart from selling authentic kebabs and biryanis. “These women are extremely talented but lack marketing skills. Jamia Bazaar will help open up new avenues for them,” says Pilot. “The girls were so excited that eventually their parents allowed them to be a part of this venture,” says Prabhu.