THE LAAD BAZAAR BANGLES @ CHARMINAR (2)

Some are meet for a maiden’s wrist,
Silver and blue as the mountain mist,
Some are flushed like the buds that dream
On the tranquil brow of a woodland stream,
Some are aglow with the bloom that cleaves
From Sarojini Naidu’s ‘The Bangle Sellers’

THE LAAD BAZAAR BANGLES @ CHARMINAR (1)

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Laad Bazaar-3


Laad Bazaar is famous for bangles though its numerous shops are also known as a cultural marketplace for other products of aesthetic value as well, like its exquisitely designed pearls encrusted jewellery.

‘Laad’ translates to endearment or fondness or adoration or many other similar words, but the meaning remains the same – the love bestowed upon, to pamper, to caress. It is adoration of pure feelings in human relations.

Bazaar translates to market.

Laad Bazaar-2


Laad Bazaar is a centuries old market in the Charminar area of Hyderabad. It forms the essential part of the heritage that makes the Charminar the cultural epitome of Hyderabad, a historical city weaved in culture and tradition.

Laad Bazaar is about a cultural legacy and it reflects in products here and in the way the business is conducted about these products – the soft, pampered approach to adore the customers in a pure Hyderabadi style – to sell them, who are so dear to us in our families, the endearing thoughts associated these ‘circles of light’, the bangles, they are so fond of, as the Nightingale of India, Sarojini Naidu writes.


THE LAAD BAZAAR BANGLES @ CHARMINAR

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THE LAAD BAZAAR BANGLES @ CHARMINAR (1)

Who will buy these delicate, bright
Rainbow-tinted circles of light?
Lustrous tokens of radiant lives,
For happy daughters and happy wives.
From Sarojini Naidu’s ‘The Bangle Sellers’  


Laad Bazaar-4

Laad Bazaar is famous for bangles though its numerous shops are also known as a cultural marketplace for other products of aesthetic value as well, like its exquisitely designed pearls encrusted jewellery.

Laad Bazaar-1

 

‘Laad’ translates to endearment or fondness or adoration or many other similar words, but the meaning remains the same – the love bestowed upon, to pamper, to caress. It is adoration of pure feelings in human relations

Bazaar translates to market.

Laad Bazaar is a centuries old market in the Charminar area of Hyderabad. It forms the essential part of the heritage that makes the Charminar the cultural epitome of Hyderabad, a historical city weaved in culture and tradition.

Laad Bazaar-5

Laad Bazaar is about a cultural legacy and it reflects in products here and in the way the business is conducted about these products – the soft, pampered approach to adore the customers in a pure Hyderabadi style – to sell them, who are so dear to us in our families, the endearing thoughts associated these ‘circles of light’, the bangles, they are so fond of, as the Nightingale of India, Sarojini Naidu writes.


THE LAAD BAZAAR BANGLES @ CHARMINAR 

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LIFE BEGINS THE DAY WITH THE GANGA: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA (4)

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (13)

PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger..

A Morning with the Ganga Gets Younger-17

A Morning with the Ganga Gets Younger-18

LIFE BEGINS THE DAY WITH THE GANGA: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA

Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning – soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments.

Come, and be enchanted.

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LIFE BEGINS THE DAY WITH THE GANGA: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA (3)

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (12)

PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger..

A Morning with the Ganga Gets Younger-20

A Morning with the Ganga Gets Younger-24

LIFE BEGINS THE DAY WITH THE GANGA: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA

Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning – soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments.

Come, and be enchanted.

Get interactive with Banaras Calling’s Facebook extension at:
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Email at: interact@banarascalling.com

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

LIFE BEGINS THE DAY WITH THE GANGA: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA (2)

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (11)

PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger..

A Morning with the Ganga Gets Younger-23

A Morning with the Ganga Gets Younger-21

LIFE BEGINS THE DAY WITH THE GANGA: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA

Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning – soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments.

Come, and be enchanted.

Get interactive with Banaras Calling’s Facebook extension at:
http://www.facebook.com/BanarasCalling
Email at: interact@banarascalling.com

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

LIFE BEGINS THE DAY WITH THE GANGA: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA (1)

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (10)

PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger..

 

A Morning with the Ganga Gets Younger-19

A Morning with the Ganga Gets Younger-16

LIFE BEGINS THE DAY WITH THE GANGA: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA

Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning – soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments.

Come, and be enchanted.

Get interactive with Banaras Calling’s Facebook extension at:
http://www.facebook.com/BanarasCalling
Email at: interact@banarascalling.com

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA (4)

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (9)

PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger..

A Morning with the Ganga Gets Younger-14

THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT – THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA

Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning – soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments.

Come, and be enchanted.

Get interactive with Banaras Calling’s Facebook extension at:
http://www.facebook.com/BanarasCalling
Email at: interact@banarascalling.com

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA (3)

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (8)

PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger..

A Morning with the Ganga Gets Younger-13

THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT – THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA

Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning – soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments.

Come, and be enchanted.

Get interactive with Banaras Calling’s Facebook extension at:
http://www.facebook.com/BanarasCalling
Email at: interact@banarascalling.com

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA (2)

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (7)

PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger..

A Morning with the Ganga Gets Younger-12

THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT – THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA

Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning – soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments.

Come, and be enchanted.

Get interactive with Banaras Calling’s Facebook extension at:
http://www.facebook.com/BanarasCalling
Email at: interact@banarascalling.com

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT: THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA (1)

A MORNING WITH THE GANGA GETS YOUNGER (6)

PHOTOGRAPHY

A series of sequential photographs of a Morning with the Ganga, travelling from the last phase of a night at the daybreak to the spring of the morning as it gets younger..

A Morning with the Ganga Gets Younger-11

THE DAYBREAK AT THE DASHASHWAMEDH GHAT – THE DAYSPRING LEADS TO THE GANGA

Varanasi is because the Ganga is.

The Ganga ghats in Varanasi are the lively ecosystems of human living where life is always in motion, full of vibrant shades defining the every moment of day in its inhabitant’s lives.

A morning with the Ganga is the quality time worth living every day and a memory worth revisiting every day.

Sharing the moments of a morning with the Mother River when a day steps from the slowing rhythm of the night to the energized urge of the daybreak to evolve into a fully blossomed morning – soft, caring and motivating – is an experience of the lifetime.

It is a story that can be told and retold every day. It is a story that remains forever young, with Mother Ganga, with the Ganga ghats, with its mysticism, with its spirituality, with its flow of being Banarasi, with people from every walk of life and with people who are an inseparable part of this ecosystem.

And it is equally riveting to capture the moments.

Come, and be enchanted.

Get interactive with Banaras Calling’s Facebook extension at:
http://www.facebook.com/BanarasCalling
Email at: interact@banarascalling.com

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/