An array of cotton prints flamboyant enough to make Laurence Llewellyn Bowen jealous, which can mean only one thing – we’re in Rajasthan!

One has to capitalize on the unbeatable shopping opportunities when in India and so that’s what I’m doing this week, and in work-like fashion I might add too. Head screwed on, preplanned bargaining strategies, cool temperament, stubbornness, patience, some local knowledge and a convincing look of general disinterestedness are prerequisites in this ball game and skills which I’m applying to good effect so far.  Know the right price and always think twice!