Dastkar Desert Crafts’ Bazaar 2015

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Dastkar Desert Crafts’ Bazaar 2015 (20 – 31 August, 2015) was recently held at Kisaan Haat,, off Chhattarpur Metro Station. The exhibition involved sale of handcrafted merchandise from the desert regions of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Additionally, there were makeshift stalls selling regional food as well as cultural performances in the open amphitheater.

Naturally Cool – Natural Ice Cream’s West Delhi Outlet

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Natural Ice Cream, the popular Bombay chain has opened a new outlet in West Delhi at Rajouri Garden. Their ice creams contain real fruits in a milk base. They do not add artificial flavours and the taste of the ice creams is mild and refreshing. They have other outlets in CP and GK.

Dance Like a Man – Cineplay written and directed by Lilette Dubey

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The cinematic version of Mahesh Dattani’s English play “Dance Like a Man” was recently screened at Delhi Gymkhana Club. Given that the direction and the cast boasted names like Lillette Dubey, Suchitra Pillai, Joy Sengupta etc., we expected more.

High Street Café: Food and drinks option in West Delhi

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High Street Café is located in a cluster of restaurants off Rajouri Garden. They serve what we could call desi Continental food. We got a table without reservation even on a Friday evening. So if you are obvious choices are not available, you may try this.

Guided tour to Rashtrapati Bhawan

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Parts of the Rashtrapati Bhawan are open for public visit and hour long tours are conducted by trained guides inside the Bhawan. During the course of the tour, one gets to see various settings that are otherwise visible only on TV. This is an activity that may attract children and adults alike.

bohème – Short films and finger food

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bohème is a continental resto-bar at D Blk Market, Vasant Vihar. They serve simple but interesting food and the décor is soothing. However, it is high up on the second floor without a lift. So for the steep three storey climb – fitness is a prerequisite!

Shamiana – Short films screening

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Shamiana organised an evening of short films in collaboration with YES Foundation. The venue was Café Boheme at Vasant Vihar. The presentation was ok and we hope Shamiana comes up with a better selection of films and venue next time round.