THE Embassy of India in Manila, in collaboration with Bharati Indian Expat Women’s Association, is organizing an “Incredible India” pavilion at the International Bazaar 2023 on November 19 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.
This year’s “Incredible India” pavilion comprises six merchandise booths with Indian products, and three food stalls where visitors can experience delectable flavors of Indian cuisine. Each booth will unveil a unique facet of India’s diverse culture and exquisite craftsmanship such as intricate realm of mehendi art, exquisite Indian mirror work, plus a captivating collection of Indian handloom textiles and clothing that blend traditional and contemporary styles to suit all age groups. Fine jewelry, accessories, and captivating folk art will also be on display.
Visitors can also purchase Indian spices and millets, in celebration of the International Year of Millets 2023, along with a selection of fascinating Ayurvedic products.
The ‘Incredible India’ food booth will offer guests an opportunity to indulge in a tempting culinary journey, with items that encompass a wide spectrum of Indian cuisine—including popular dishes, desserts, and beverages that capture the essence of the South Asian nation. For enthusiasts of street food, there will be a range of delectable chaat items, and the popular pani puri.
The setting-up of the India pavilion in this year’s bazaar is in line with the Indian Embassy’s commitment to promote cultural exchanges with the Philippines, and locally showcase the vibrant heritage of India.
The bazaar is being staged by the International Bazaar Foundation Inc., in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Diplomatic and Consular Corps of the Philippines, and Spouses of the Heads of Mission.