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Friday, February 11

Yeh Delhi Hai Mere Yaar...

["This is Delhi, my friend". Foot tapping song from the movie Delhi 6]


It's spring in Delhi (almost!). My favorite time of the year in the city. Delhi's calendar is overflowing this month with all sorts of interesting events related to culture, art, music, crafts and food. Mr. Blog insists that I share with you the various craft events I'll be heading to in the coming days (yes, Mr. Blog is considerate like that).  So if you stay in or around Delhi, or are visiting Delhi, make sure you too drop into these fabulous fairs:

Virasat and Dastkar




The Dastkar Basant Bazaar 2011 (spring fair) is at a new location this time, and is also accompanied by the Virasat cultural festival. As always, I will be making more than a couple of trips, not only for the crafts fair, but also for the Dastangoi performances by the über talented veteran and new performers. Read more about the art of story telling - Dastangoi here.


When: Feb 11th - 25th
Time: 11:00a - 8:00p
Where: 15-A, Sector 7, Dwarka


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Jaya Utsav



A festival to celebrate the living traditions of Mahabharata has literary evenings, cultural performances, workshop and sale by master craftsmen, ritual demonstrations and more as it's lineup. Download the program details from here.

When: Feb 10th - 25th/March 10th
Time: 10:30a onwards
Where: IGNCA, Janpath


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Surajkund Fair





The annual fair celebrating Indian crafts and local dance/music is currently on.

When: Feb 1st-15th
Time: 10:30a onwards
Where: Surajkund, Faridabad




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And the perennial favorite Delhi Haat, has a 'Handicraft Cluster Creation' fair running till Feb 14th. I am also thinking of checking out the Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair this time [at Greater Noida, from Feb 19th to 22nd].

And for all my readers who aren't anywhere near Delhi, fret not! Mr. Blog, the new camera and I shall bring vignettes from each festival we visit.

Have a good weekend folks!

 

7 comments:

Luz said...

Amo su blog es maravilloso saludos desde Argentina

Designwali said...

Can't wait to read all about it! I wish I was near Delhi!

mandyandshomik said...

jealous! i looove indian handicrafts! my husband is from mumbai, so when we visit there i have the hardest time finding indian handicrafts! when i do find them they cost almost as much as they would in the states. i have no idea its so much more difficult to find that kind of stuff there.

Shilpa Bhatnagar said...

Perfect Timing :D

Brugge Restaurant said...

very nice
i love Indian handicrafts! my husband is from mumble, so when we visit there i have the hardest time finding Indian handicrafts! when i do find them they cost almost as much as they would in the states. i have no idea its so much more difficult to find that kind of stuff there....

Brugge Restaurant said...

this is a very nice ....and i Can't wait to read all about it! I wish I was near Delhi......

manu said...

I always read blogs in similar topic, but I never visited your blog. bookmarked and i’ll be your constant reader. Thanks

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