Even after more than three decades I found the stamp seller in the same place (towards Chandi Chowk end of Daryaganj). I wasn’t sure if he was the same one so I asked him how long has he been coming here. He said he had been coming here for almost 40 years. Wow, I probably had found the same stamp seller from whom I used to buy stamps when I was a kid. I told him I used to probably buy stamps from him and we exchanged notes on how times have changed. There were a few other old timers who were rummaging through the stamps looking for what might be new this week. He gave me his card and I will probably visit him at his shop instead of the Sunday market. I missed the opportunity to click a pic of him or his little space in the market.
Despite commonsense, I didn’t bargain with him. He said he was giving the best price as I was an old customer. I don’t know if it was the best price, and I didn’t really care. It was just a great feeling to be reliving the moment.
Tip — The weather is too hot and sunny right now. The heat is just too much so be prepared and take caution. If you guys in Delhi are planning to visit, I would advice that you don’t do it for another three-four months till weather cools down a bit.