Selling concentrated perfumes, also known as ‘Ittar’, in one of those many hole-in-the-wall shops around Mohammed Ali Road, perfume – chacha as i referred to him later was quite excited when he saw me shooting his shop. He demanded to see the photograph, and asked me to take a better shot:P Plan to give him a print of this, when i pass by that area again.
In the holy month of Ramzaan, Mohammed Ali road is one place where you will find a sea of humanity post sunset. This is when the place comes alive and is so, till the early morning next day. The place is a foodies’ and a photographers paradise. So i set out one fine evening to capture some moments.
Round and about
A mehndi seller filling up the mehndi cones. He said most of his customers are male, who use the mehndi /henna and apply it in the hair of their beards
Found these pretty mannequins with the hijab, and well just had to capture them
The sheer colour and dazzle of the bangles due to the bulbs can get overwhelming after a while, but it is fun to watch the women haggle over these with the stall guys:)
Getting Ready to break the fast
The Meats and Eats
The fried goodies, generally had while breaking the Roza alongwith the fruits
The Khichda – a concoction of dal and meat (generally mutton or beef) where the meat is cooked to that melt-in-your-mouth precision
A stall owner extracting the sweet named Sandaal from the cups
The beloved Malpua – heavenly when had with the Rabri (a condensed milk recipe)