My Visit to Suraj-Kund Crafts Fair

It was as crowded as it could be. The only saving grace was that it had become cloudy the moment I had stepped out of the car! It wasn’t how it used to be. There was no space to move around. If that was not all, the things were exorbitantly high priced. A bedside carpet that is available for INR800 without bargain was priced at INR2400. It was dusty, noisy and extremely chaotic. Going to Sarojini Nagar and Dilli Haat is the best option to enjoy, shop and spend time.

The 1st time I had gone to this place was 14 years back. I had bought a small cane stool. My landlady had made her son sit on it no sooner I had stepped inside my house then- something I had not appreciated. I mean, it was supposedly my find. I bought yet another one this time. A miniature piece- all of 8 X 8 inches in dimension. No one will be able to sit on it. A deja vu had also struck. I had seen that lake before too. I remember having walked down the entire stretch to go and sit on the stairs surrounding the lake. There were deers and swans around.

Amidst the whole un- organized fair to promote handicrafts, I could steal a few moments to capture myself. I have always adored Lord Krishna- he still remains to be my big time crush. So this time, I posed as Radha.. 🙂 After that Deja vu had struck me, I decided to leave. The deer made its appearance to probably tell me I was right about it. On my way back, I spotted a “Women Only” auto rickshaw on MG road more towards Gurgaon. I have hung that tree in my bedroom.

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11 Responses to My Visit to Suraj-Kund Crafts Fair

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  2. Bodhirose says:

    I was surprised to see the photo of the little stool. I have one that I bought many years ago with a very similar seat to the one you showed. It is just a few inches off the ground–sometimes I use it to sit in front of my altar.

    I would have enjoyed that craft fair–there are many things that look attractive to me.


    • Olivia says:

      I have two of those.. One that I bought at my 1st visit many years back!
      Oh well, my “tiny” behind cannot be …. you know this 😉

      Although the 1st one has taken my weight too many times (the new expanded stats as well) I have stood on it with both feet up! Poor stool!!
      The new one is probably 8″ X 8″ if not 6!!

      I loved crafty- affairs.. ehehe

  3. I love crafts fairs. Truth to tell, they all seem rather disorganized to me. The saving grace is the people and the items they make.

    Love Lord Krishna too. His is a wonderful story …

    • Olivia says:

      hehehe- you said it about fairs!
      Lord Krishna- I adore him..

      The most beautiful image of all happens to be the Goddess Durga- as on my other blog!

      Love xx

  4. cloakedmonk says:

    What fun! I am with you in spirit.

  5. Rajlakshmi says:

    woww those are beautiful craft works 😀
    lovely captures 😀

  6. Kim Nelson says:

    I’ve wandered through your site and learned so much. I will certainly return. Your writing and perspectives are inspiring and educational. Thank you!

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