Aajeevika Mela

Delhi has a massive exhibition centre, called Pragati Maidan. The Mela held in Hall 18 was promoting ethnic handicrafts and handloom cloth. I was infected with the fabric bug from my wife and now my sister-in-law, so I had to take a look.

I felt like a hippy in the late 1960s – “Wow, the colours, man!”  Feast your eyes. If you fancy any of this stuff, let me know asap, as the mela closes on Sunday.


By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.


  1. Oh goodness, Textile heaven! A very long time ago (it seems) I studied textile design and fell for India’s vibrancy in a very big way. What a shame I wasn’t reading WordPress when you were offering !!

  2. Too late, Vicky. You will just have to come and see for yourself. Dilli Haat is a good place to start, especially if you’re a skilled hard bargainer.

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