Durga Puja in Delhi

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This year, Durga Puja is from 30th September to 3rd October and bamboo structures for marquees are already visible in various parks and community centres. C R Park has the highest concentration of Durga Pujas, and the area transforms into a carnival zone. Also, the Kashmiri Gate Durga Puja is one of the oldest celebrations in Delhi and is a huge crowd puller even today along with Kalibari near CP, Shiv Mandir at C R Park and Durga Bari.

Delhi Book Fair 2014 – So many books, so little time…

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Delhi Book Fair 2014 at Pragati Maidan saw a huge turnout this year, The Book Fair has changed its character and is more inclusive. Alongside paper books, the stalls carried e-books, DVDs, audio books and reading material in all sorts of electronic forms. Various activities were also being held to attract curious visitors. The Stationery and Office Automation Fair that was happening concurrently in one of the halls attracted additional footfall.

Goodricke Teapot – An experience worth talking about

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Goodricke has a lot of heritage in tea culture and is well known for aromatic teas. Goodricke Teapot have a fair menu of snacks, savories and pastries to have with tea. We loved our cup of strong masala tea along with vol-au-vent and rainbow pastry. We recommend this place for quiet evenings with family, friends or self.

Tribute to Coldplay at Hard Rock Cafe

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We recently attended “Tribute to Coldplay” concert at Hard Rock Cafe, Saket. It was an event in collaboration with Radio One 94.3 FM and the cover band coldplayers played a series of popular cold play songs. Apart from the music we enjoyed HRC’s legendary chicken burger, potato wedges, nachos along with drinks.

Weekend Trip – Delhi to Mount Abu

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Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. We found Mount Abu to be a very activity oriented hill station. There are temples, sunset points, forests, trekking, shopping options, a lake, heritage places and options galore. Even in the month of June an excellent weather made this trip very pleasant and memorable for us.

Gudiya Ghar – A play based on Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’

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Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” is arguably the most performed play in the world. In an era of male domination, this play charts the journey of a housewife, living under the shadows of her father and husband. It was disappointing that the theatre group made a shoddy show of this classic.

Mixed Flute Jam-Raas Rang World Flute Festival 2014

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The Krishnaprerna Trust, organised a collaboration of flautists from India and overseas in Raas Rang World Flute Festival at the very picturesque Bahai (Lotus) Temple. The combined effort of musicians from India and overseas was magical and the performance left the audience mesmerized.

The All American Diner – Habitat

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The All American Diner is perhaps the first American style food joints of Delhi. Located inside India Habitat Centre, this place emits good vibes. Our all time favourites are Sunrise Skillet (also a must try as per Zomato listing) and pancakes with maple syrup, honey etc.