The Annual Dastkari Haat Crafts Bazaar is happening at Dilli Haat, INA during 1-15 January, 2018. Dastkari Haat, under the able guidance of crafts revivalist Jaya Jaitley, has been pursuing the cause of Indian traditional crafts and textiles for ages. It is therefore no surprise that this 32nd edition of this fair is drawing huge footfalls.
DLF Cyberhub has organised a cultural exchange festival “The Global Gate” in association with One World Foundation. The featured country this year is Afghanistan. This five days long exhibition presents a fusion of Indian and Afghani art, culture, handloom and handicraft.
Lok Gatha Utsav was a display of the rich heritage of folk music, dance and art in India. IGNCA deftly fused the essentially folk culture festival with the modern. Star performers such as Mohit Chauhan, Hans Raj Hans and Manoj Tiwari also participated in the event.
DLF5, the new luxury address on Golf Course Road, Gurgaon, did something really cool. In line with the early winter chill, they organised a series of cultural events that if anything upped every spirit attending the event. The programs were as well-lit as they can get – literally and figuratively – what with Muzaffar and Meera Ali and Muzaffar’s son Murad playing prominent roles.
We keep looking for fun do events in Delhi NCR around Independence Day. We came across this new age art exhibition recently. Indianama is a digital art exhibition that creates artwork through moving images. But how moving is it. Read on for heads-up
Biswa Bangla is the handicrafts and handloom store of West Bengal. The New Delhi store is at Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan, close to the Connaught Place end. Here is our report.
The Raza Foundation’s ‘Art Matters’ is a running series of panel discussions on arts and culture at the India International Centre. As part of this series, Malavika Sarukkai, the Bharatnatyam exponent, was part of a tete a tete with author Dr. Sudha Gopalakrishnan and the two bright ladies treated the audience to an illuminating conversation. Here is our humble attempt to provide a report.
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Ajeevika Mela was an event displaying goods produced by rural women. It was held in Hall 18 at Pragati Maidan. For the benefit of the visitors, the venue was fully air conditioned and entry tickets were waived.
Serendipity Arts Festival just concluded at Bikaner House. A host of traditional and modern painting and sculpture were displayed during the event. The program also included performing art events like theatre, storytelling and dance. The Festival was organised by the Serendipity Arts Trust.