Spring House Qutub is a co-working space near Lado Sarai. Co-working spaces are practical and fun concepts making life easier for anybody who wants to break out of a rigid office arrangement. We were keen to see how this one worked.
Bharat Parv is a celebration of India’s rich culture and tradition in food, crafts and folk arts. Organised by the ministry of Tourism, the high point was the state and department tabloids that were displayed in Republic Day parade. Apart from this, food from different Indian states, Live performances and handicraft all together created a little India in the sprawling lawns of Red Fort
Durga Puja, an essentially Bengali festival is celebrated every autumn. The celebrations have travelled outside Bengal and consequently Delhi NCR hosts more than a thousand Durga Pujas. Here is an account of our experience.
Food industry is on an expansion curve. A couple of restaurants open every week in Delhi NCR. Foodies haven’t had it so good before. To make their experience even better, Ocean Media Private Limited recently launched a monthly magazine FnB Buzz that covers food and beverages.
BRICS co-operation expands to various areas of socio economic activities of the member countries. As part of the BRICS movement, the 1st BRICS Film Festival is being held at Sirifort Auditorium. World cinemas from all the member countries are screened during multiple shows throughout the day. Alongside food from these countries, handicrafts are also on display.
Bharat Parv is a festival being organised to showcase the cuisine, craft and culture of the various states of India. It is being held at Rajpath lawns in Delhi from 12-18 Aug. It’s an excellent option for upcoming Independence day long weekend. Not just for food an entertainment, we welcome the initiative as it’s a celebration and reminder about the advantages of living in a free state.
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.
Delhi is a hub for film festivals. The government as well as private organizations arrange these festivals. While most of these festivals have free entry, prior passes may have to be collected. The Jagran Film Festival (1-5 July, 2016) that is currently being held at Sirifort Auditorium is organised by Jagran Prakashan (House of Dainik Jagran Newspaper). To know how is it going, read on.
Agra has been immortalised by Shahjahan’s Taj Mahal – one of the Wonders of the World. But there is more to Agra than the Taj – the other mausoleums, street food, shopping and a visit to another Mughal site in the vicinity –Fatehpur Sikri. No wonder Agra features in the list for almost all tourists to Delhi. For a tourist, a convenient way to visit Agra from NCR is hire a taxi and one has a fantastic day trip in the offing.
For an outdoor activity this summer, one can come to Naini Lake. This is tucked inside Model Town and is maintained by Delhi Tourism Ministry. If you make the effort, we can guarantee – you will not regret coming here.