Chinese lights are posing stiff competition to the consumable sector including Diwali lights. Many in Delhi decided to shun Chinese made lights this Diwali and reverted to clay diyas. However various organisations are manufacturing electric Diwali lights. Happy Diwali – Indian style.
Time flies and we are at the threshold of another Diwali. And another round of Diwali shopping. But can there be a break from sohan papdis – Frootis – dry fruits? We list out certain unique things that are not only attractive as gifts but are easy on the pockets.
Blind School Diwali Mela is drawing visitors from all over NCR and beyond. The students of this institution create a host of products that light up our lives. Additionally, this year there is a unique installation that is not for sale. But for absorption. We are humbled by the experience.
The Ministry of Culture is back with Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav showcasing India’s art, culture, food at the sprawling IGNCA. The grounds have been transformed into an Indian fairyland. The food zone has exotic items from various parts of India. All in all – this event can add another angle to your festival fervor this season.
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.
For a lot of Delhiites, Diwali is incomplete without visiting one of the Diwali melas in the city. These fairs are one stop destination for gifts shopping, buying home decor, festival binging and to just soak in festivities of the season. We have grouped together a guide for the most famous diwali melas in town… from timings to nearest metro station to what to eat. Our way of saying Happy Diwali in advance. Cheers.
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.
It’s the last days of Ramadan – the month of fasting and feasting for Muslims around the globe. We in Delhi NCR live up to Id-ul -fitr and visit the Jama Masjid area to soak in the festival spirit. There are lots of dining – shopping – dessert options mostly on the fairy lights illuminated and festooned road opposite to Jama Masjid. We tried some new activities during our Ramzan food trail 2016.