This Makar Sankranti, it is politicians Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal theme kites leading the market.
Call it the effect of the upcoming elections or the general mood, the kites available in the market are inspired with pictures of political figures, cartoon characters.
People waits eagerly for this festival as it is the time when they come on their terraces with kites, spools and compete with others.
One of the kite sellers in Rajwada, Rafique Bhai Patangwale said that this time the kites with pictures of Narendra Modi and Kejriwal are selling more keeping in mind the upcoming general elections. Kites with political figures have overshadowed other kites available in the market and are available in a price range of Rs 5-Rs 25.
Children are the ones who are always excited about kite flying and keeping them in mind kites with cartoon figures are available in the market in a price range of Rs 5-Rs 25.
‘Kites with cartoon figures like Chota Bheem and Doremon are more popular among children and are selling like hot cakes’, said Nafisa of Amjad kite house in Sikh Mohalla, Rajwada.
Chinese kites made of polyster are also available in the market in different sizes and designs in a price range of Rs 150-Rs 1000. These kites are available in sizes up to 12ft having different creative designs like octopus and tiger. They are brought from Ahmedabad, Gujarat to sell in the city’, added Nafisa.
To assist the kites there are various types of spools available that are mainly made of nylon threads and can cost up to Rs 2,000.
A spool seller Mohammad Javed said that this time in the market spools ranging from Rs 250- Rs 2, 000 are available that are brought from Bangalore and Noida.
‘The most sort after spool by the kite lovers is the one called Panda Dor from Bareiily and is made from braiding nine threads together to form a single thread’, added Mohammad.