Redesign your home with the best from Diwali Bazaar

Diwali_2158542gSpoilt for choice: Visitors throng the mela being held at the Blind School on Lodhi Road in New Delhi. 

A good reason to visit would be to see works of students with learning and physical disabilities.

If you plan to visit the Diwali Bazaar organised by the Blind Relief Association in the city, make sure you set aside a couple of hours to browse through the treasure trove of items for sale.

From traditional clothes, linen, home decor to designer candles, garden stores and food, the fair has something to offer everyone.

If you are planning to redecorate your house, it is probably a good idea to pick up quirky items from across stalls and put it together. Wooden mirrors imported from Bali, hand-painted lamps, painted flowerpots and artworks by lesser known artists will give a brand new look to your home.

However, if you are looking for a good bargain, don’t expect to find one here as many of the products can be found in markets like Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar and Shankar Market for half the price.

A good reason to visit the bazaar would be to see works of students with learning and physical disabilities. Recycling garbage into useful products, turning elephant dung into paper and producing organic jams, preserves and namkeen – the creativity on display is commendable.

The stall set up by the Blind Relief Association is a one-stop-shop to pick up all you need to get your house ready for Diwali. Candles, bamboo candle stands, diyas and packaging material are on sale.

One of the stalls Coffee Harbour set up by artist Priyanka Oberoi sells hand-painted shoes, bags, pouches and wall paintings and she will be happy to customise them according to the needs. Trendy glow in the dark bags and shoes are sure to be a hit with children.

There is also a food court serving vegetarian delicacies, a nice stop for a quick bite. After all the walking, to soothe tired feet, there is a stall set up by the Blind Relief Association in which persons trained in foot therapy will make the pain vanish.

The bazaar has been set up on the lawns of the Blind Relief Association campus on Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg (near The Oberoi Hotel). Entry to the exhibition is free and it is open from 10-30 a.m. to 8-00 p.m. till October 20.

There is no car or scooter parking available at the venue. However, a shuttle service has been provided from the parking outside gate number 1 and 2 of Pragati Maidan.

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