“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.
SPIC MACAY, the non-profit organisation promoting classical Indian music, dances, crafts and skills brings master performers for us. They are holding their 5th International Convention with round the clock events and the venue is IIT Delhi off Hauz Khas Metro Station. If you want this summer to be any worthwhile – go for it!
The 12th edition of Habitat Film Festival is being held between 19th – 28th May, 2017 at India Habitat Centre. The festival is organised by the Habitat Film Club. Read on for a preview.
The Old Delhi Food Festival was held between 25 to 26 March, 2017 at India Islamic Cultural Centre. The venue was overflowing with diners and people driving down Lodhi Road faced the brunt. Nonetheless, we were happy to manage a parking spot and went in for a taste of famous food from old Delhi without travelling all the way to Chandni Chowk!
Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapati Bhawan are opened to public in February /March every year. We are pretty regular and do this as an annual ritual. Good things in life are always free. There are no tickets to visit Mughal Gardens. Read on for an account of our recent visit…
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.
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.
We attended a piano concert by Anil Srinivasan at Habitat. The pieces that he played were a combination of Western Classical to Carnatic to popular Bollywood numbers. “Touch” was the theme of the evening and accompanying the performance were audio visuals that depicted experiences that had touched the artist. The melodious evening was a welcome break from the pre Diwali madness in Delhi.