Let’s Go Shopping! It’s Market Day!



The quirks and character of a culture truly come alive in the marketplace. Nowhere is this more evident than in the markets of India. As a serious shopper, I  adore outdoor markets where I can observe the locals shop for whatever their interests and needs require. Sometimes I discover an unusual fruit that I have never tasted before or notice an item that never warranted my attention before and occasionally I even capture it in a photograph. Come on, let’s go shopping!

Sword Shopping

Sword Shopping

I must have walked by this sword dealer numerous times but it wasn’t until I saw this group of beautifully turbaned men shopping, that I actually noticed these swords.

So Many Choices

So Many Choices

Although I love to shop and cook, it is the people in these markets that grab my attention.

The Lull

The Lull

When there is an interlude between sales, this merchant catches up with the news.

Flower Seller

Flower Seller

This woman sits patiently by the side of the road waiting for a customer.

 School Girls Shopping

School Girls Shopping

Shopping is a universal experience that nearly every one enjoys, regardless of your age or background. So much is revealed at the marketplace. And what a delight it is to be there!



About ninagrandiose

I am based in NYC but travel regularly to India and Mexico. Both of these countries feel like home. In India I scour the country in search of fabulous textiles to incorporate into my clothing designs. I sit back and let the ambiance and wonder of India seep into my consciousness so I can be inspired to write about what India is for me. I bring a limited number of people to India on exclusive and intimate tours of my favorite hangouts. In Mexico I take in the natural beauty that surrounds me and dance the night away. I constantly give thanks for all this and am pleased to share it all with you.
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8 Responses to Let’s Go Shopping! It’s Market Day!

  1. mukul chand says:

    is the sword pic from pushkar

  2. priyankamoraes says:

    The market came alive for me ! Nice post .

  3. The marketplace is a always a place full life and activity. And you have captured it beautifully in these images.

  4. ninagrandiose says:

    I just love to shop in local outdoor markets. Always happy when my enthusiasm catches the eye of my viewers. Thanks, Otto.

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