‘B’ for basti bazaar

Basti in India, is a village. And bazaar, of course, is a marketplace. Now you may call me biased but I will tell you that in a world of hypermarkets and mega malls, our little village bazaar can hold it’s own. From safety pins to pickled mango, you will find every thing you need — and those you never knew you needed!

Like tambul pata or tobacco leaves, for instance. Roll your own cigarette, sit back and enjoy the drag. Ah bliss!


As you can imagine, all the produce is one hundred percent organic though nothing is labeled so!

If the sun comes up too strong, you can always chill with some home-brewed rice beer and a plate of fried chicken.

What’s more, you can even visit the salon for a quick haircut — there’s no need of a prior appointment either!



This post is the second in a series of 26 posts that I am writing throughout the month of April as part of the A to Z challenge 2016.


11 thoughts on “‘B’ for basti bazaar”

  1. What a lovely blog – and how fascinating to have a little window into such a different life! Here I am in the UK, in a 600 year old cottage. We have a farmers market in our village every Friday, where you can buy baked cakes and free range eggs and garden and far, grown vegetables and salad… and little things made by crafts people, knitted and sewn, and some jewellery. We cannot buy pickled mango and that is something I have never had! I LOVE mango, my favourite fruit, only experienced for the fist time about 5 years ago. Are you visiting other blogs? If you do and comment, more people will come and read your wonderful entries. I enjoyed ‘A’, too. ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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    1. Liz, your comment has totally made my day! I have a big smile on my face right now 🙂 I’m trying to picture your village market, the handicrafts and jewellery…would love to send you some mangoes ! I have just begun visiting other blogs and commenting. Following yours now 🙂


  2. Hi there!

    I’m stopping by from the #AtoZChallenge. I’ve just read your first two posts for this challenge and I LOVE THEM! I am one of your newest followers of your blog and I can’t wait to see what other adventures you will have to share with me, even though I live in that “godforsaken country called America”…;~)

    I have two blogs in this challenge…my author blog at THE STORY CATCHER (www.donnalmartin.com) and my KICKS Kids Club blog (www.kickskidsclub.blogspot.com) . If you get a chance, check them out and good luck with the challenge!

    Donna L Martin

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