We will be taking Azaad Bazaar on the road for a few months, doing exhibitions in various cities starting with the Goa Saturday Night Market. We will be shifting base to Goa for 6 months, so our Bandra outlet will close on Saturday October 29... and a new adventure will begin!
We will be back in Mumbai for our annual "Get Dressed for Pride" exhibition in 2012, and might look at reopening in another location in Mumbai later that year. So for now, this is not goodbye... it's till we see you again!
If you're in Goa, come visit us at Ingo's Saturday Night Bazaar every Saturday night from 6pm to 1am at Arpora (near Anjuna). The market will start sometime in end November or early December 2011 and go on till April 2012.
While every aspect of running the store has been memorable, our interactions with people are perhaps the things that we will cherish the most. The couples who celebrated their ring ceremonies here, the closeted people who gathered up the courage to come in and introduce themselves, the parents of lgbt kids who we've met, the people from every corner of the globe and the tradition of tying rakhi to the store.
We always wanted Azaad Bazaar to be a platform for creativity. And over the last two years we have had the privilege to interact with and stock products by over 50 talented artists, filmmakers, authors, designers, musicians, hobbyists, and social organisations.
The space has become more of a community center than store, hosting meetings, student interactions, haircuts, documentary film shoots, book readings, discussion groups, and of course, endless cups of coffee therapy.
These four walls have seen a lot in the last two years, and we hope that you will join us in saying goodbye to this location. Otherwise we'll see you in Goa, or maybe in your home town!