Of late, Delhi has awesome weather and one wants to be outdoor even during the day. This makes us adventurous and experimental and try out new places for Saturday lunch. We had decided to watch a documentary at India Habitat Centre last Saturday evening. Therefore, we chose Ping’s Café Orient, that is walkable from IHC, as our lunch venue.
The four day Iranian film festival that the Directorate of film festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting organized at Sirifort Auditorium celebrates the long history of cultural sharing between India and Iran. Iranian cinema has a documentary feel to it. Bereft of any effort to window dress or glamourise a plot, sets or casts, it is an authentic portrayal of the lives, dreams and aspirations of the average Iranian. We therefore find Iranian films most alluring.
Our exploration for new tea places continues. Being huge fans of Wagh Bakri tea lounges, we recently visited their outlet at GK. Tea is our “chicken soup for the soul” and hence we did not mind the extra drive to reach this place. Located in the GK M Block Market, this place needs a little bit of figuring out. But, once you are there, you are there
Sunder Nagar is a little off the way for us. But when we were told about this new resto-bar Number 8 in the rather sleepy Sunder Nagar, we thought it was worth a shot. Hence, to ring in the last weekend, we decided to visit this place and put up a review.
Aadyam is presenting 5 plays in a year to Delhi and Mumbai audience. We recently watched one of their productions – “Ladies Sangeet” at Kamani. Garbed in a light-hearted wedding scenario, the play tried to touch upon up quite a few tricky social issues. But could they pull it off? Please read on
Monsoon is finally here. Everybody has his own style of enjoying this short stretch of heavenly weather every year. Informal, a café at Janpath has introduced Monsoon Specials. Informal is an outlet by the guys who own Imperfecto. Given our great experience at Imperfecto, we decided to visit Informal and try their offerings of Monsoon.
We keep marveling at how the definition of art has broadened over time. Paintings, sculptures, photography have made way to new forms of artwork. Our visits to India Art Fair are now a complete new experience. Kiran Nadar Museum of Art recently organised a talk were the concept of “The Coup” was discussed. Not from politics but from art perspective.