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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.
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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
An old saying, "prevention is better than cure" should be the first scoop in the cup of excitement if you are out to explore the world. To make traveling safe, make sure you check some practical safety tips before and while on the journey.
Here are some tips that can keep you safe, ignoring the hurdles and risks during traveling.
Health issues are of major concern while traveling. These risks are common especially when you are traveling to a place where the diet is different from what you are used to. Health conditions like stomach infections, climatic diseases like flu, cold, etc can knock at your door.
Before traveling, make sure you did complete research about the weather conditions of those destinations where you planned to stay. Keep all the stuff with you, like basic medications, and clothes that will be helpful to keep you safe from the weather and ensure safe travelling.
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Travelers sometimes encounter the risk of being scammed at the departures or during the flights. This risk becomes more obvious when you don't speak the familiar language or don't have complete knowledge about the complex procedures.
Any stranger can come to you regarding the procedure completion and take advantage of your ignorance and fool you. Stay alert for these scams and keep these things in mind.
●Always use the ATMs that are linked to the banks.
●Know the basic procedure of checking
●Do not wear expensive jewelry to show off
●Keep the emergency services phone numbers
●Put the locks on the suitcases
To avoid transportation mishaps, you should search for all forms of transportation before leaving the place that can take you to the planned destination Photo by Guilherme Stecanella
The transportation you choose for your trip can be a blessing or sometimes a tricky tournament. To avoid transportation mishaps, you should search for all forms of transportation before leaving the place that can take you to the planned destination. And especially when traveling to faraway places.
Choose the one that is comfortable and free of hassles. For example, while choosing to travel by air, make sure you know the flight schedules. Make sure you book your flights with trusted airlines. International flights from Australia, Cathay Pacific, is the one of the best in this regard.
Apart from checking the flight's schedule, try to book your ticket in advance so you don't end up stranded on the ticket booth asking for tickets and no time slot is spared for a specific time.
Whether you are traveling domestically or internationally, you need identification. When traveling outside the country, your passport is the most important thing to carry and keep a check on. The most valuable traveling documents you should check on are:
Keep copies of these documents in case they get lost by mistake. In the case of stolen documents, the copies of these will help to make the process of getting them back a bit easier.
To avoid trouble, check out the guidelines such as rules and regulations. Follow the policies that are required. Before zipping your bags, check the customer's reviews to see what they faced worse while traveling through certain transportation if you chose the same one and what advice they shared. This will help you avoid those things that can put you in the same situation.
Before traveling, know the surroundings. Be aware of how the locals of that area talk and dress. Usually, tourists or travelers carry lots of cash and other valuables with them. That brings them under the spotlight. Those people who show off their appearances as a traveler from a different place and culture are more at risk of being scammed.
You can avoid those scams by:
●Dressing yourself like a local
●Don't show off yourself by standing in the middle of a crowd and take pictures
●Don't make it apparent if you get lost in the streets
Before traveling to some new place, especially when you are traveling outside the country, make research about the language spoken there. It helps you a lot, especially when you get lost or injured. Try to learn the basic phrases in the language being spoken in that particular area you are traveling to. Phrases like:
●I need help
●Where is the hospital
●Please guide me on the way to my hotel, etc.
If you are traveling outside the country, getting traveling insurance is recommended Photo by Denise Jans on Unsplash
Experiences matter. It is a bit hard to know the place you planned to visit if you have not visited it before. Make sure you find the experienced travelers who already have visited. Take advice from them. Ask them about their experience and what things you should do and what not. Do's and don'ts of that particular area. You can watch youtube videos that tell the lifestyle of a specific place.
Also read: 5 Must-Haves to Travel Light
If you are traveling outside the country, getting traveling insurance is recommended. It covers all unexpected injuries. Unfortunately, if you get a trip to the hospital or in case you lose your belongings, traveling insurance covers everything for you.
ATMs are the common places for thieves to steal the information of travelers. No doubt, they are the most convenient spot to take the money in the right currency. But it is recommended to stay cautious while using ATMs.
Check your back if anyone is stalking you or the person standing behind the mirrors waiting for his move, is not too close to finding out all the figures and info you entered.
You might not be familiar with the new place you are traveling to. To avoid uncertain situations like moving in the wrong direction, make sure you set the GPS in your phone so you reach your destination safely and on time without going through any hassle.
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Keywords: Travel, Tips, Apps, Language, Guidelines,
As a company, Facebook doesn't need much of an introduction. If you're not a member of the network, chances are you've seen or at the very least heard of it. Facebook is generally recognized as the most utilized social networking site. Facebook is used regularly by more than 2 billion people; it is probably an essential component of several people's online presence and daily routine.
The software for a website called "Facemash" was written by Zuckerberg, then a second-year Harvard student, in the year 2003. He put his talent to improper use by hacking into the security network of Harvard. To fill his new website, he duplicated the student ID pictures used by the dorms and uploaded them there. Anyone who visited the site could see photos of two students side-by-side and choose who among the two was "hot" or "not." Facemash opened on October 28, 2003, but a few days later, it was closed. Zuckerberg faced significant allegations of breach of security, infringement of intellectual property rights, invasion of personal privacy, and even expulsion from Harvard.
"The Facebook," now known as "Facebook," was founded in a Harvard dorm room on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. | Photo by Souvik Banerjee on Unsplash
Facebook, which has now grown to become the world's most popular social networking site, was sparked by a failed attempt to encourage internet users to evaluate each other's pictures. "The Facebook," now known as "Facebook," was founded in a Harvard dorm room on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. The site was named after the directories sent to university students to assist them in getting to know one another better. His troubles began again six days later when Harvard seniors Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra charged them with stealing their ideas for the HarvardConnection social networking website, which they were developing at the time. Later, a lawsuit was filed against Zuckerberg, but the case was finally resolved without going to court. At first, only Harvard students were allowed to register on the website. However, over time, Zuckerberg sought the assistance of a handful of his classmates to assist in expanding the website.
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Sean Parker was appointed as the company's president in 2004. An investment of $12.7 million in the company from Accel Partners in the following year allowed for developing a high school student-focused version of the network. Facebook stated in September 2006 that anybody who was at least 13 years old and had a valid email address could become a member of the social networking site.
According to a study by the analytics website Compete.com, Facebook was declared the most widely used social networking service globally by 2009. | Wikimedia Commons
According to a study by the analytics website Compete.com, Facebook was declared the most widely used social networking service globally by 2009. The site's revenues ultimately propelled Zuckerberg to the status of the world's youngest multi-billionaire; he has done his bit to help others benefit from their success. In 2010, he and other wealthy businessmen committed to giving at least half of their fortune to charitable causes. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have contributed a total of $25 million to the Ebola virus's battle. Additionally, they stated that they would donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives via education, health, scientific research, and energy.
Keywords: harvard, Harvard connection, facemash, social networking, zuckerberg, facebook