Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhawan ( President’s Palace) is one of the most beautiful sites in New Delhi. Given that the flora is in full bloom during spring, the Mughal Gardens are opened for visit to general public for about a month this time of the year. A visit to the Mughal Gardens is a beautiful experience that does not cost a penny. But then given that this is a highly sensitive area, there are certain protocol that is strictly followed by Mughal Gardens administration.
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.
Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon inaugurated Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth at Sirifort Auditorium Delhi. The week long film festival will be held from 11th to 17th December and includes films, short films, story telling sessions, workshops, games and fun activities for children.
Paryatan Utsav or Tourism Fair organised by the Department of Tourism, New Delhi has been going on since about three weeks. This event is ending with a grand finale on Rajpath that is ongoing between 23-25 October, 2017. The host of stalls, displays and events do nothing but mesmerise the visitor. It makes us aware of our Incredible India or Atulya Bharat.
India Gate lawns seem to have a new purpose. It is a venue for many festivals that are being organized by the government tourism boards. The latest one is the recently concluded North-East festival.
Thumri Festival 2017 was a three day celebration of Hindustani vocal music at Kamani Auditorium. A host of veteran performers as well as young artists performed during the event. But in today’s day and age of YouTube, Facebook, Bollywood, TV soaps and so so, can this genre of music survive?
Sasha and Sanskar are participating in Tsutra, a craft exhibition held in association with Art Culture Festival at Alliance Francaise, off Lodhi Road, adjacent to India International Centre. It is a three-day event bringing across handloom and handicrafts by our artisans. Read on to see what it has to offer.
8th Jagran Film Festival is being held at Sirifort Auditorium in Delhi. Organised by Jagran Prakashan (House of Dainik Jagran Newspaper), this festival is showcasing several national and international films in various languages across multiple cities of India.
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.