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?
Andhra Bhawan off Feroze Shah Road is a very popular restaurant and we have heard so much about it. But how much of that praise was true? We wanted to check out for ourselves and landed here for dinner one evening at about 8 ish. Which was a good thing because the place was overflowing with diners soon after and there was a queue outside!
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.
Kerala Hotel at INA Market is an oldie that we wanted to visit for very long. We somehow miss this place but finally we made it for dinner on a weekend evening. It was surprisingly quite full at 8 pm but we tactfully managed a table for two. The rest as they say is history.
“Partition – Stories of Separation” is a musical program recently held at Bikaner House. This was part of their event “Shared Legacies” that included curated art, fashion, exhibitions, music, dialogues and seminars. Noted Sufi singer and theatre artist Sonam Kalra along with actor and voice talent Salima Raza performed in the event. It was an unusual experience.
Wildfire, a restaurant at Crowne Plaza Gurgaon serves Brazilian cuisine. While Brazilian football is a familiar passion, the cuisine is relatively new for us. Hence Wildfire was worth a shot and we made this our last Saturday night dinner expedition.
“Saying Yes” is an English play that is adapted from the works of Griselda Gambaro, the Argentinian playwright. Kaivalya Plays recently presented this piece at a rather informal setting at Instituto Cervantes off Connaught Place. It was a late rainy Sunday evening and the surging audience in the basement theatre was heartening assurance of growing interest in theatre in Delhi NCR.
Yum Yum Cha is an Asian place with outlets all over Delhi NCR. This place was long pending on our bucket list especially for sushis. But we recently dined at their Khan Market outlet with some friends. The origami figures on the walls took us back to our craft classes during school days.