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December 20, 2016: Shopping, they say, is something that the ladies love. Nowadays, things are now just a click away, then there are also air-conditioned malls making our lives easier and eating into our bank balance. But there is nothing like the traditional way, is there? Jewelry, clothes, spices, furniture and everything else you could want with yummy food that you can munch on; all in ONE place! And, you can BARGAIN. Yes, you read that right.

Like seriously, what more could you ask for? So pick a day and hit these flea markets, already! Here are 10 Famous Flea Markets in India

1. The Saturday Night Market, Goa:

If you’re in North Goa for the weekend, skip the beach for a bit on Saturday night and head to this flea market in Arpora. Situated close to Club Cabana, this market is the perfect stop for your Goa shopping. It has a diverse collection of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, home decor and much more. There’s also the delicious food and live performances to keep you alive. So, get shopping and keep bargaining!
Open only on Saturdays (6 pm – midnight)

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2. Colaba Causeway, Mumbai:

Aamchi Mumbai is known to be the fashion hub of India; and why wouldn’t it be? It’s the Bollywood land after all and you can see the pride reflect in their flea markets! An amalgamation of the traditional and the modern worlds, a plethora of things wait to fulfill those shopping craving that you have. Pretty dresses, funky tees, accessories, shoes, bags, and the list can go on.

Open all day, every day.

3. New Market – Kolkata

Built in 1903 the Sir Stuard Hogg Market, today known as the New Market, still stands proud as one of the best shopping destinations of the city. The market offers all you need – clothes, trinkets, accessories, flowers and great food. And they are all well within budget. Silver jewellery and a Bengali saree are a must buy on a visit to the New Market.

Open every day.

4. Sarojini Nagar, Delhi:

I’m sure you would have had a glimpse of it in one of the many Bollywood movies and videos, now it’s time that you go check it out yourself. You know you’ve always heard of that place where you get amazing jeans that make your jaw drop, but never found it? Yes, this is THAT place. Clothes, books, bags, shoes, food, drinks, and just about EVERYTHING that you’ll want. Don’t blame me if you get addicted to this place; this one’s on you!
Open all day, every day; except on Mondays.

5. Parry’s Corner, Chennai:

This should be termed the Mecca of shopping in the city. Just about the entire city flocks this corner of Chennai to shop. Located near the Chennai Port, this is one of the busiest places in Chennai. It is known for its varied collections and the rapid speed at which everything gets sold out. It’s the best street shopping experience you can get! Come here and get lost in the colors (and the crowd!)

Open all day, every day.

6. Kitsch Mandi, Bangalore:

Bangaloreans are known for known for being the easy going people that they are. They can work, party and relax all in the same week! This ease reflects in their lifestyle and their flea markets too. This market is known for promoting the works of new and up-coming artisans, musicians and entrepreneurs. You’ll find an eclectic collection of jewellery, clothes, bags, home decor, workshops and what not! So, the next time you get bored of the Commercial Street shopping sprees, you know where to head!

Opens only on specific days; so block your dates!

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7. Johari Bazaar, Jaipur:

This colourful market in the pink city is your one-stop jewellery shopping destination. Located near the Hawa Mahal, this place has any and all kinds of accessories that you’d want. Be it gold, silver, kundan or some kind of gem you didn’t find in another city, you’re sure to get it here. Though known for its jewellery, the vibrant market also has an eclectic collection of traditional Rajasthani sarees and lehengas along with everything else that you’ll ever want. What else could you expect from one of the dream wedding destinations in India?
Open all day, every day.

8. Laad Bazaar, Hyderabad:

The City of the Nawaabs is known to be a laid back and royal. That’s exactly what this old-world market near Charminaar will remind you about. Famous for its pearls and gems, there is nothing that you will not find here. This is the place to shop in for that new Indian outfit that you just got tailored. You’ll find everything from your dupattas, jhumkas and bangles to those pretty looking footwear that will make you feel like royalty.
Open all day, every day.

9. Jew Town – Kochi:

Lined with antique shops on both sides, Jew Town offers an unusual and attractive insight to Kerela. If you love curating old antiques, this is your destination. You will find lovely handicrafts, Kolapuris and paintings on a closer look at the well laid out roads of the market. The cafe’s and snack joints are insane making this one of the coolest hangouts of Kochi.

Open all day.

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10. Chor Bazaar, Mumbai:

One of the largest flea markets in India, this ‘thief’s’ market in South Mumbai is also called the Bhendi Bazaar. Like every other flea market, you’ll get everything here starting right from mysterious old antiques to the fancy Victorian furniture. There’s a famous saying that goes with this market – “If you lose anything in Mumbai, you can buy it back at the Chor Bazaar.” Oh, and be prepared for bargaining and haggling. It is mandatory here!
Open all day, every day; except on Fridays.

by NewsGram team


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New Education Policy 2020

On the first day of the two-day meeting of BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders on Tuesday, discussions were held on important issues related to education and the National Education Policy-2020.

Apart from senior RSS leader Suresh Soni, representatives of various organisations associated with the Sangh Parivar -- working in the field of education -- were present in the meeting in New Delhi.

According to sources, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who attended the meeting on behalf of the government, shared information related to the National Education Policy-2020 and the government's policy on important issues related to the education sector. Pradhan also shared details of the efforts being made by the government in the field of education.

Discussions were also held regarding the impact of the situation arising out of Corona and how much it has affected the education sector.

In the meeting, the RSS leaders asked several questions and provided suggestions to the Union Minister regarding the education policy of the government.

According to the sources, RSS wants the policy to be implemented expeditiously. All aspects related to the policy were discussed in Tuesday's meeting.

On the second and the last day of the meeting on Wednesday, special issues related to education will be discussed in which representatives of various organisations of the Sangh, Union Ministers and several BJP leaders will be take part.

Meanwhile, in order to convey its point of view to the government on various issues, the Sangh keeps on calling such coordination meetings related to specific issues, in which RSS representatives -- working in that particular area -- provide feedback to the government. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: BJP, RSS, New Education Policy, Education, India

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