Archive for the ‘Haleem’ tag
We were welcomed by the organized chaos. Vendors wide awake, business going on as usual. From a distance we could see the Charminar, well lit up and welcoming us to the old city.
We squeezed pass the crowd and made our way towards it.
And there it was, the Charminar. The beauty of the Old City.
We carried on.
Here is a short video of Sharmila zipping past the chaos.
Ah, don’t worry about this fellow, he was with us.
We stopped at a store selling bangles and other jewelry while we waited for some more folks to catch up with us.
And then, to the streets.
There were a lot of bangles for sale.
And this old man, although the stern angry look on this face, he was very happy to have his photo clicked. Once I showed him his photograph on the LCD, he gave a nod of approval and then I was back on the street.
Walking along the road was getting us nowhere, so we decided to use the divider instead. Saved us a lot of time.
This man was selling bread. He was very happy to see us and gave us his best pose.
Then we passed by a shoe store.
Kapur found a kid at the shoe store who was all too excited to have his photo clicked.
And then we did some more waiting.
Kapur got some more shots.
Somewhere hidden in all this was is the Charminar College.
This young fellow was in two minds whether to let me click his photo or not. I asked him if he was cool with me getting his headshot. First he went, “No.” But then he got his cup of tea, started to sip on it and was like, “Okay, click now.”
Sharmila also wanted her photo clicked, but she ain’t had no cup of tea!
More shots from the street.
Kapur’s toothache started to get worse. Wisdom teeth are only for a gifted few I guess. The rest of em just gotta get it taken off!
We went in search of a medical store. And passed by a Nikon outlet!
More street shots.
This chap saw me walking past him with my camera in hand and went, “Hey you. Are you from some newspaper or magazine?” And before I could reply, he asked me to click his photograph. I obliged.
He made sure I got a photograph of the guy next door too. And then asked me if his photograph will be published in the next days newspaper. I said, “No, I’m just clicking for fun.” He was a bit surprised, and then asked me if I was going to be passing this way tomorrow. And, if I was, he would like to have his photograph. I replied, “No, but in case I do, I shall get you a print.”
We exchanged pleasantries and then I carried on.
We then passed by a chicken shop.
I stopped. And, the guys there we all to happy to see me. Once again, the “Am I from the newspaper” conversation propped up.
I passed by another shop and got this simple shot of the price.
The chap there asked me to get a shot of him.
It then suddenly occurred that people don’t really mind having their photos clicked. Something I’m very careful of. I normally always ask before clicking anyone’s photo on the street, which is very rare. But all the folks at the Old City were happy to have their photos clicked.
The walk went on. And we made our pit stop for the night. Shah Ghouse it was, for some good biryani.
Here is a scene of what was going on outside the restaurant. The guys are serving Haleem.
We went up and grabbed our grub.
Stomachs full, and we where back down. No change in the scene. Madness as usual. Haleem was selling like Hot..er..Haleem!!
Found this video on YouTube, look at these human machines go!
Everyone was up for some Irani Chai. So we headed to a restaurant next door.
And we were done! Plans were to finish off the whole Old City experience by having ice cream at Famous Ice-cream. So we made our way to the Mozamjahi Market.
Everyone got a taste of the ice cream.
And a view of the clock tower.
Then it was pretty late and exhaustion started to show.
It was almost 1:30 am, so we all headed home after that. And that was it. Old City during Ramadan was great!