We attended the Festival of Lights, a quaint Diwali Mela organized by Dastakar prior to the festival. Along with their regular crafts based items – clothes and ornaments, home accessories, ceramics, they had lamps and Diwali motif décor items. Additionally, a group of Rajasthani singers and dancers provided a welcome relief to the dazed shoppers as well as their disinterested escorts who had been forced to accompany them.
Pragati Maidan hosts the Bigg Boss of all fairs – IITF 2014. India International Trade Fair is a platform where one comes across many innovations, agriculture products, weaving, crafts and cottage industries along with a host of options for food and entertainment.
Pre Diwali fair organized by Dastkaar displaying, lamps, candles, diyas, Indian clothes, bags, ornaments, plants, pots etc.
Venue: Dilli Haat From the heavy traffic trying to make its way to Dilli Haat, one knows that it is time for Delhi to get crafty again as the Dastkar Mela is being held here. Dastkar Mela represents a wide range of crafts, traditions and styles with special emphasis on bringing traditional crafts to the […]
From two couples against each other to two wives verses two husbands to mixed couples against each other to each to his own… phew… “God of Carnage” was a roller coaster ride full of fun and confusion.
Good music breaks barriers as it has a language of its own. Dr. M Balamuralikrishna, a living legend of Carnatic music (remember the DD national integration song ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’), performed at IHC on 16th November. We could not follow the lyrics in Tamil / Sanskrit. But that did not come in the way of our experience in enjoying the concert.
Jalbala Vaidya plays the narrator and other characters – Dasarath, Kaikeyi, Rama etc. in Akshara Theatre’s “The Ramayan” scripted and directed by Gopal Sharman, this is neither the typical story of Ram nor is the neighborhood Ramlila, Overall Praiseworthy!
United Art Fair 2013 at Pragati Maidan brought together a huge number of stunning paintings, photography, digital art, sculptures and made it look like a festival of arts, creativity and imagination. The high point of the fair was affordable art with reasonable price tags.
South Asian Bazaar at Kisan Haat, Chattarpur saw exhibition and sale of crafts from Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The story of a little girl from Chhatisgarh becoming – Teejan Bai – the torch bearer for Pandavani, is legendary. Teejan Bai performed ‘Subhadra Haran’ in Pandvani. Incidentally, Pandavani is a folk theatre form from Chhatisgarh where stories from the Mahabharat are narrated like a ballad.