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  • 1. A presentation by Manaal Oomerbhoy In response to: Show us an activity you love doing. Tell us how you think it contributes to your personal and professional development  
  • 2. Exploring and discovering street markets and bazaars…
  • 3. Exploring and discovering street markets and bazaars… … as windows into various cultural realities
  • 4. Chor bazaar in Mumbai, India – a haven for antique seekers. Mumbai has a strong local culture of street markets – there is one for every conceivable type of good.
  • 5. The following pictures were taken at some of the markets I have been to..
  • 6. The following pictures were taken at some of the markets I have been to.. …each with their own manner of bargaining, or lack of it, and distinctive features…
  • 7. The following pictures were taken at some of the markets I have been to.. …each with their own manner of bargaining, or lack of it, and distinctive features… … but as at any street market, there is always something Local and unique to buy or eat, and almost always a friendly local to chat with
  • 8. Colaba market, Mumbai, India
  • 9. Kilim and carpet seller in Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 10. Wooden bead necklaces at a market in Helsinki, Finland
  • 11. Local produce at a market in Helsinki, Finland
  • 12. Handmade wooden blocks at Anjuna market, Goa, India
  • 13. Cart on the street selling coloured powder in anticipation of the Holi festival in Mumbai.
  • 14. Pydhonie market, Mumbai
  • 15. Afghan jewellery in a street market In Islamabad A side street in Chor Bazaar
  • 16. Click here to view my video of Crawford Market, Mumbai: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51v-lszYbew&feature=youtu.be
  • 17. Scouring markets in Mumbai and Bangkok was the inspiration behind the birth of my jewelry Label Akaliko www.facebook.com/akalikostudio www.akaliko.in
  • 18. One of Akaliko’s first pieces of jewelery: An upcycled necklace made from old clock parts and cubic zirconia
  • 19. A necklace made from vintage buttons from Bangkok, and old clock parts from Chor Bazaar in Mumbai
  • 20. Akaliko uses seemingly worthless objects, semi precious stones sourced from across Asia, and the traditional skills of metal workers in Mumbai to create unique objects. Creating a jewellery brand with my partner furthered my interest in social media marketing and brand identity and communication, and was a lesson in turning an interest into a business idea. Creation phase of a necklace