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(The disappeared) Flower Markets of Delhi

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Where have all the flowers gone? Posthumously yours, the flower markets of Delhi: The 3 main flower markets at Fatehpuri, Connaught Place and Mehrauli, an integral part of the city’s heritage and culture, and temples of beauty amidst the concrete jungle are now history, thanks to the Delhi government’s myopia. Come witness a disaster of urban planning and the lack of common sense in this city, as we visit the sites of the markets and experience the sad and eerie silence where once a million flowers bloomed. We will trace how the flower trade has reconfigured itself around these sites, and also visit Ghazipur, a landfill outside the city where part of the flower trade has been officially relocated. Itinerary & places we'll visit: - Homage to Mehrauli market, walking through the site - Exploring new informal markets around Mehrauli and Chattarpur - A visit to Ghazipur, the official new flower market Photos by: Saurabh Mehta, Monica Kapur, Meher & Karan, Saptorishi Majumndar, Shilpa Sharma, Harshvardhana Durugadda

Where have all the flowers gone? Posthumously yours, the flower markets of Delhi: The 3 main flower markets at Fatehpuri, Connaught Place and Mehrauli, an integral part of the city’s heritage and culture, and temples of beauty amidst the concrete jungle are now history, thanks to the Delhi government’s myopia. Come witness a disaster of urban planning and the lack of common sense in this city, as we visit the sites of the markets and experience the sad and eerie silence where once a million flowers bloomed. We will trace how the flower trade has reconfigured itself around these sites, and also visit Ghazipur, a landfill outside the city where part of the flower trade has been officially relocated. Itinerary & places we'll visit: - Homage to Mehrauli market, walking through the site - Exploring new informal markets around Mehrauli and Chattarpur - A visit to Ghazipur, the official new flower market Photos by: Saurabh Mehta, Monica Kapur, Meher & Karan, Saptorishi Majumndar, Shilpa Sharma, Harshvardhana Durugadda