Dubai Diaries – the Creek and the Souks

After a visit to the Museum, still immersed in the story of Dubai’s evolution into its present glitzy avatar, I headed for the creek. The saltwater inlet divides the two districts of Deira and Bur Dubai. Soon I was walking through the bustling ‘souks’ – market areas offering a milieu of artifacts from spices, textiles… Continue reading Dubai Diaries – the Creek and the Souks

While It Flowers…

The Howrah Phool Bazaar (Flower Market) is a vivid exhibition of colors and fragrances as vendors bring in varieties of fresh flowers in bulks for sale. It is said that the ‘flower sales’ across the city of Kolkata is sourced from this stretch of century old market area at Mallik Ghat. The street starts bustling… Continue reading While It Flowers…