This exhibition supposed to be the largest in India is on from 26 Jan to 30 Jan on Necklace road - a wide ranging specimen of plants, trees, seeds and agro products. I managed to go there yesterday morning with Atri in tow, used his stroller to dump all the goodies I bought from there and it was great that they had helping hands with large bamboo baskets to carry all the pots one buys, for a small fee.
My shopping bag / basket in the end had -
Bulbs of Dahlias and Liliums
Four types of succulents
Aloe Vera plant
Pots and saucers
Udad dal vadis
Button mushrooms 1/2 kg
Organic dried oyster mushrooms
I was looking for more herbal plants like lemongrass, thyme etc. which I did not find. We got to see some fine specimens of cabbage, cauliflower and varieties of squash like pattypan, which I'm seeing in India for the first time.
More about this exhibition here.
Visited the Numaish - 2010 with my neighbour aunty, and boy, what an experience - even for a Bombay girl it was an overwhelming experience - 3 hours of walking and we hardly covered a fraction of the 2500 stalls - and the crowds - what do I say - this happens only in India.
This picture was from a stall of the Bengal cottons - what weaves and what colours - absolutely brilliant - if I did not have two dozen sarees dying to be used in my wardrobe, i'd have gone ahead and bought some. On second thoughts, I might go back on a weekday and buy a couple - especially one off white and gold, and a traditional Bengali red!
Adding two more pics for Indian saree lovers...
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This exhibition is on for some more days in Hyderabad, so if you are here, then do make it a point to visit this.
In a house where sunlight is so rare and precious, I love these little spots of warmth and now I know when each spot actually lights up in the morning. This in total contrast to our high rise apartment in Bombay where I would have gladly worn my darkest glares at home - yeah it was that bad that it turned me photo-phobic.
The blue you see on the side is the railing put up due to construction in the neighbouring plot.
It's funny how S's friends love to spoil us with these high calorie irresistibly good sweet stuff...In Bombay it used to be Anda loading us with pure ghee sweets from Tewari Bros and here it was another friend getting us these Kaju Katli from Badam Ghar / Almond House. They even have an online shop, check it out here.
West Bengal's glazed terracotta diffuser - spreading the fragrance of jasmines in the morning air. Inspired by A to start using it, as the numerous bottles of essential oil are fast evaporating sitting in the cupboard!
8 Jan, 2010 - Our first concert with Atri - Dobet Gnahore performing as a part of the Bonjour India festival in Hyderabad on the lawns on Taj Banjara. Lovely night and magical performance - had the crowds swaying to a completely unknown language proving that if the music is good, language is no barrier