OLD FAVOURITE

Se­cun­der­abad Gen­eral Bazaar

India Today - - COVER STORY -

Tra­di­tion­ally, people liv­ing in Se­cun­der­abad headed to the Gen­eral Bazaar when there was a wed­ding in the fam­ily since this mar­ket is a haven for gold jew­ellery and cloth­ing. Most of these jew­ellery shops are fam­ily-owned businesses, which have been around for as long as a century-and-a-half in some cases. Be­sides shops on the main road, there’s quite a bit to ex­plore in the tiny by­lanes here. Browse through colourful im­i­ta­tion jew­ellery and hair ac­ces­sories sold on the street or pick out footwear at small-time shops. If you are not put off by the cramped spa­ces, there’s much to found in these dusty lanes. For in­stance, there are stores that sell party dec­o­ra­tions at throw­away prices, slabs of choco­late for your dessert ex­per­i­ments or a whole store ded­i­cated only to but­tons.

Pho­to­graph by SRINI­VAS

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