A local market in the City of Ranchi, Jharkhand which is unique, one of its kind; a twice weekly gathering, which brings together the people and their exceptional merchandise from different small villages in the State. The source of livelihood for many, a family affair for few, now a part of everyday life of the people at Dhurwa, Ranchi.
Let’s peek into the Shalimar Bazaar in Ranchi.
Freshness, Locally Procured, Organic and Pure, Traditional, Seasonal, Pure Indulgence
Organic, Fresh, Seasonal, Variety, Reasonably Priced are how I would describe the vegetable market here.
Shalimar is traditionally the place from where people shop for weddings and festivals especially when it comes to vegetables and fruits. It is locally very famous for this.
This vendor who has fed and nourished his family of a wife, 4 sons and 3 daughters sells these juicy fruits at Rs.5 /2-3-4 pieces.
He respects his profession but has no successor for himself as his sons are all very well-educated (BCom, BCA).
Bainganfali, Mithua, Sindbhog were some of the varieties sold.
Sourced from Harmu (a neighbouring place) Mandi (bazaar), these mangoes are a seasonal temptation. Priced at Rs. 35 – 40 /kg
Beautiful Glass Bangles that show enhance the beauty of a woman is sold in this shop.
The lady who sells them hails from the most conservative family that I would ever know and would not even show her face. I see the purdah system prevalent even in the year 2013.
Makai, Poi Saag, Bhindi, Farash Bean, KAreli, Kaddu, Palak, Muli are some of the seed varieties that the vendor named for me.
Perfect for a kitchen garden, the vendor sells them at Shalimar. Along with the seeds sachet of Rs. 20-30 /gms, he would also tell one how to plant them in the perfect way possible.
It’s a mouth-watering experience to see the bazaar delicacies getting made in front of you.
There is aloo-chop, bread-chop. Pua, nimki, sev, kachri, pakora, balusahi and gopo (a delicacy which I totally enjoyed eating after years). The perfectly planned shop, which might not be very hygienic but the people had better immunity than me to digest it well.
Apart from studies, she likes cooking, photography and shopping.