Abbas Bhanpurwala at the Chor Bazaar

Abbas Bhanpurwala and friend on his motorbike at the Chor Bazaar, Mumbai.
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Abbas owns shop no 172, Husain Tool Centre.
Please visit his shop if you are in South Mumbai.
Chor Bazaar (also called Bhendi Bazaar) in South Mumbai is one of the largest flea markets in India. The word Chor means “thief” in Hindi-Urdu. Chor bazar is Mumbai’s famous Thieves Market where bargain-hungry tourists rummage for Ming vases and Muranos at throwaway prices. The main avenue is Mutton Street, flanked by rows of little antique shops that look like musty attics and sell just about anything at bargain prices from old ship parts, grandfather clocks, gramophones, to crystal chandeliers and old English tea sets antiques at throwaway prices, including colonial-era lamps, Art Deco clocks and trinkets of every kind.
Dhobi Ghat is a well known washers’ area in Mumbai, which featured in “Slumdog Millionaire”. The washers known locally as Dhobis work in open to wash the cloths from Mumbai’s hotels and hospitals. There are row upon row of open-air concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone. Termed as the world’s largest outdoor laundry.
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