- Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Colors of Barra Bazaar: Shillong, Meghalaya (Photo Story)

If you think Police Bazaar (PB, as called locally) , the central business district of Shillong is where all the action is, then wait till you visit Barra Bazaar. Often dismissed by cab drivers or guides as 'just a place to buy wholesale vegetables', this huge local market place, characterised by criss-crossing narrow alleyways, often allowing only one person to pass at a time, is a world in itself. Its a street photographer's dream come true ! One can easily get lost in this labyrinth selling all things under the sun for everyday needs, and there are whole alleys specialising in one single product- from obvious fruits, vegetables to kitchen utensils, cane furniture, fish, all kinds of meat, grocery, cloth, sweets. Morning hours is the best time to see all the buzz, consider having breakfast in one of the alleys serving quintessential poori-bhaji. Hope you like this photo story ! For more of my story on Shillong, click here.


1 comment:

  1. Barra Bazaar is a name known by the the tourists and non-tribal people, it is locally known as iew duh...And it is Laitumkhrah not Laitumkhra