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January 26 means 'good business'

January 26 means good business

New Delhi: Her name is Manju, clad in a printed saree and wrapped into a sky blue shawl slowly waits at the Okhla Mod red light, as soon as the signal turns red she moves towards the halted cars and bikes with two big Indian Tricolour resting on her tender shoulders. She tries to sell them to those who give the Tirangas an eager glance.

"January 26 is always good business. I get these tricolours from Sadar Bazaar and sell them at red lights. On a good day, I make a good profit. It's a patriotic week and people do want the flags to be hoisted at their apartments, at schools and even at their rooftops," grins Manju.

One of the motorists bought the Tricolour. "I just needed a Tiranga for my children. I was lucky to get it at the red light, else I would have to go to the local market," said Raheem Khan, who resides in Jamia Nagar.

Zafar Abbas

Zafar Abbas

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