Surajkund Crafts Fair is a great endeavour to showcase the beauty and diversity of Indian handloom and handicrafts. It draws visitors from Delhi NCR, other parts of India and even overseas. The 32nd edition is to be held at Surajkund, Haryana in just a couple of weeks. The upcoming Surajkund Mela 2018 has already evoked palpable excitement among the crafts fans and general mela goers.
Delhi Book Fair is happening at Pragati Maidan during 11 am to 8 pm on 6 – 14 January 2018. The theme of this year — environmental sustainability and climate change is reflected in various events during the fair. The children’s book areas, popular fiction as well as foreign publication stalls are evoking a lot of excitement.
Australian High Commission’s annual pre Christmas fair, Oz Haat Charity Mela was held last Saturday, 2nd December 2017 at their office in Chanakyapuri. This is quite a hit or miss situation since it is a single day event. They hardly have any publicity either.
Tribes, an organisation under the aegis of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, has brought together a host of artisans from tribal communities across the country at Dilli Haat, INA. The event is Aadi Mahotsav. The whole place looks colourful and festive like never before. We visited the event and here is a first hand report.
India International Trade Fair IITF 2017 is here again. Visit India’s biggest B2B and B2C event at Pragati Maidan from 14-27 Nov. #IITF2017 is going to be a platform for new innovations, handloom and weaving, art and handicrafts along with a host of options for food and entertainment. Read on for all you need to know about IITF 2017
Diwali is around the corner. The precursor to this festival is Diwali shopping. No wonder we see a host of fairs and exhibitions being organised routinely this time of the year. Two most popular fairs in Delhi NCR are Blind School Diwali Mela and Sundernagar Diwali Mela. We have been getting a host of queries as to which fair to attend. To make it a little easier for you, below is a comparison.
The dates for upcoming Blind School Diwali Mela 2017 are here. It’s a week long Diwali Fair and entry is free for all. Blind School Diwali Fair is one of the best options for festival shopping in Delhi. Known for stalls by various NGOs, the fair offers Diwali Gift options such as Chocolate and cookies, Diwali Decor items, hand made lamps, clothes, home accessories, artware etc.
The Government of West Bengal has been organising an annual Mango Mela in Delhi that brings a host of varieties of mangoes from Bengal for us. In addition, handloom and crafts from Bengal and a mini food court selling Bengali sweets and other items rounds off the experience. Read on for details.
Sharbat and Itra Mela is being held at Dilli Haat INA Market. It is on only this weekend – 19th – 21st May, 2017. Given the parching weather, we headed to this event to quench our thirst for a cool summer.
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.