Sometimes it seems that Delhi's taxi drivers have only one suggestion for a visitor: "Want to see a handicrafts emporium?" If you're interested in overpriced trinkets churned out in sweatshops, take your cabby's offer. Inevitably, you'll find yourself in a claustrophobic showroom with someone at your elbow needling you to buy. The cabby, of course, gets a commission for delivering you.
But if you want real antiques without the hard sell, get out to Sharma Farm, tel: (91-11) 2463 1845. Owner B.R. Sharma's Indiawide network of suppliers have been unearthing antiques for more than 30 years. He...
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