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.
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.
India Art Fair in its 2017 edition displayed works of masters as well as new artists. From paintings to installations to digital media to photographs, India Art Fair is a huge collection of everything art under one big roof. We visited this art fair as a ritual this year and here’s a glimpse of what we saw…
We look forward to India Art Festival that is held during the winter in Delhi. This year it was hosted at Thyagraj stadium. It was a free event and drew substantial footfall apparently from all walks of life.
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 Diwali Bazar organised at Blind School is back. The designers of Delhi and surrounding regions have assembled with their fare ranging from clothes, accessories, home décor items and food. Additionally, the Blind School stall carries a variety of candles, paper items such as pads, cards, gift tags and bags, all made by the inmates. The parking arrangements are much better this year since cars may be parked at Sunheri Bag, off Lodhi Road, that is close by.
The dates for Blind School Diwali Bazaar for 2016 are 21-27 October. The timing for Diwali Mela are 10:30 am to 8 pm and entry is free for all. One can visit the Blind School Diwali Fair for their Diwali shopping. Diwali Gifts such as Chocolates, Diwali Decoration items, hand made Diyas, clothes, home accessories, art etc are available at the fair.
India Art Fair is an annual art exhibition that brings together a variety of art work from India as well as other parts of the world. Given the proximity of the venue to Govindpuri Metro Station, and the parking woes, one may skip driving and opt for the metro.
India Art Fair 2015
The canvas of India Art Fair has different strokes. traditional to contemporary, oil on canvas to LCDs, paintbrush to Photoshop, sculpture to installations, so on and so forth. The India Art Fair, for the last couple of years, brings to Delhi an esoteric presentation where various galleries from India and overseas flex their collection of art – in any form.