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Qalai, the age-old polishing technique to make huge cauldrons and vessels shine gold-like, still exists in the old areas of Hyderabad. This sheen is achieved by applying tin foil with a thick pad of old cotton soaked in Nausadar (Ammonium Chloride) ash. The workers then move the foil within the vessel after it is heated on fire. These artisans of fire continue their work tirelessly in pockets of areas behind Charminar. (Photos | R Satish Babu/EPS)
Charminar has a special significance during the month of Ramzaan, as there is a special night bazaar for Ramzaan that keeps the shopping enthusiasts engaged late night. As the muslim community across the country is waiting for the festival Eid, shopping is at a faster pace.