Situated in a quaint little corner at Shantidasan society, Nimbu Mirchi was set up keeping in mind the budding trend of shoppers in the city who appreciate genuine Indian designs. Acquiring pieces from all over the country focusing on the kitsch element, about 25 designers’ creations are stocked at the flagship store currently. Nothing about this place is understated. This fashion and home accessories store takes pleasure in its abundant use of colours— a fact that is evident in their bright logo and painted ceiling fan at the entrance. Their fashion collection includes some beautiful bidri, lacquer and paper jewellery. Pen drives in the wackiest designs or badges with messages, folk art on lamps by Warmly Designs, Jhola co. bags with typical Indian motifs like the auto rickshaw or sadhu, organic soaps by Neev, garden accessories and lanterns all struggle for space here on the shelves here. T- shirts with a take on Starbucks have Ramu Kaka pouring chai in place of the twin- tailed mermaid or a caricature of Laloo Prasad Yadav pointing at you saying in his typical style ‘ Budbakk’. Don’t miss their special tribute to Rajesh Khanna— a limited edition collection of Kaka’s classic film coasters. WHERE Road No 10, Banjara Hills COST Rs 250 to Rs 5,000 TEL 079 40009215.
USP One of the best places in the city to pick up quirky items at reasonable prices