“I come here to the Chowri Bazar labour chowk at sharp 9 in the morning every day seeking work. When I initially came here, I wanted to become rich and dreamt of living a life of dignity, but after all these years I am still where I started. In fact as I grow older, it is harder to find work”, says Muzammil.
As you step into Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, the first thing that would strike you is the ordered chaos, the cacophony of sellers, traders, hoteliers and street vendors. However, amongst all this racket, one would be surprised to find a group of men sitting quietly right in the middle of Chandni Chowk, observing the day pass by in a flurry. Small gunny sacs with an assortment of paints, brushes, hammers, nails and plumbing equipment dot the pavement before them.
Who are they and what are they doing here?
They are daily wage, migrant labourers, who come to Chandni Chowk’s labour market everyday at 7 am. You’ll find them sitting there throughout the day till 4 in the evening, patiently waiting for anyone who might be in need for their services.
Officially the two Golden Days of the week, #Friday and #Saturday are actually assigned to give you a detour of the gone by week. While most of us utilize their Friday nights and Saturdays getting their pending work done, some actually go out to have a family get together or a party. we all need to grow out our ‘weekend routines’ and try the latest buzz in town. You are lucky enough, if you are a resident in #Delhi , for the fact that the city opens a door that leads to a #weekend that is divine in all its senses.
Here are some of the ideas that you can use to make your Friday and Saturday in Delhi, the most happening ones.
➡️Take Food Tours ➡️Go on Heritage Walks ➡️Scream Your Lungs Out at Amusement Parks
➡️Go on a Shopping Spree
➡️Attend Film Screenings
➡️Go LOL/ROFL at one of the Comedy Gigs