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.
INOX has launched a range of Nachos, ready to eat pop corns and chips under the brand name MUCHOS. We recently tried their 9 flavors and are extremely pleased with the taste and quality. They have also introduced party packs that can be a unique Diwali gift.
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.
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.
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.
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.