India Expo ends this weekend

India Expo ends this weekend

By Lauren Kansley

You still have a few more days to catch the annual India Expo happening at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Now in its eighth year the expo has around 50 stands selling a variety of Indian inspired items like clothing, scarves, food, furniture, leather items, home decor and jewellery.

Exhibitors have travelled from India, Pakistan and Iran to bring local consumer the latest styles from their countries.

Some bargains include pashmininas from as cheap as R10 to an innovative new tandoori oven that prepares everything from fish to chips selling for around R1000.

Event co-ordinator Aneesa Hoosain says they will be open on the Human Rights public holiday as well as over the weekend from 10am to 10pm so people have plenty of time to snap up some bargains.

“All visitors get a free henna tattoo and you can also eat some authentic Indian food from the Mumbai Cafe,” she says.

“There is also debit and credit card facilities on site.”

Exhibitor Zeenat Dawood says people can be assured of authentic, high quality items.

“We have been selling alot of kurta tops and dresses from Pakistan. People are really coming here for authentic items that they know comes from those places.”

* The exhibit is happening in hall 4B of the CTICC. There is a R30 entrance fee.