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.
“As Simple As That” is an Iranian film directed by Reza Mirkarimi. It depicts a common issue – the loneliness of a housewife. The film is a brilliant example of how a mundane every day phenomena can be transformed into a poignant piece of cinematic art. This film was screened in Delhi courtesy Iran Culture House and Habitat Film Club.