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Blind School kids light up homes

If you are tired of crowded markets, visit the Blind School near Oberoi Hotel where the annual Diwali exhibition is on.

india Updated: Oct 28, 2005 18:14 IST

There is no stopping dilliwallahs when it comes to celebrating this festive season. From eating out to shopping, it’s the best time to indulge without the guilt. Doing rounds of various markets to buy gifts may seem a tedious task and if you are tired of crowded markets, visit the Blind School near Oberoi Hotel where the annual Diwali exhibition is on.

‘Shop till you drop’ is the mantra at the Blind School exhibition where you can buy stationary made of recycled paper to house-wares, and fluorescent candles, diyas and earthen lamps. Available in different colours, varieties and shapes, most are reasonably priced.

You can buy a pack of ten candles for about Rs 40. However, the prices vary depending on the designs and exquisite materials used in the candles.

For jewellery freaks, the place offers sufficient options — semi-precious stones, gold-plated jewellery, oxidised jewellery and silver — to splurge on accessories. At Deepika Sunder’s stall, earnings start from Rs 100 onwards and go up to Rs 3,000 depending on the weight and design. At some of the stalls you may chance upon heavy costume jewellery to sport for the coming wedding season.

Several NGOs are showcasing their products. Om Creations, that works for mentally challenged women, has put up its collection of anklets, bracelets and pendents that are priced between Rs 50 to Rs 150. Ahead, the stall of Helpage India displays an array of body oils, organic dals and earrings made of thread, something you may not find elsewhere in the city.

Spend an hour just looking around, as it would give you a fair idea about the stuff on offer. The best time to shop is afternoon as evenings see huge rush. So stuff your pockets with sufficient cash and head for a shopping extravaganza at the Blind School.

(The exhibition will be on till October 30)