Antigone, the Greek tragedy was presented at Kamani Auditorium at Bharat Rang Mahotsav. This is a socio-political play that is relevant given the mindless violence that we see around us. Socio-political theatre is not very common on Delhi NCR stages. Hence, braving the Tuesday evening peak hour traffic, we made it a point to watch this play.
While most of India performs Lakshmi Puja on Diwali, this evening is celebrated as Kali Puja in Eastern Indian states. Kali Puja this year will be celebrated on the eve of Diwali, that is, 10th November evening. There are many Kali Pujas organised in the NCR region. If you wish to have a twist to your pre Diwali celebration, you may consider attending a Kali Puja this year.
Durga Puja is around the corner (19th – 22nd October, 2015) and parks / open spaces in NCR are dressing up for hosting the Goddess Durga and her children these five days. This festival in its present form is commonly a public celebration that involves craft, music, food, new clothes and the sound of dhak (the Bengali drum). People hop between various pandals to enjoy the festivities. Chittaranjan Park has the highest concentration of Pujas in NCR. The celebration supersedes the religious character and thus this festival is open to all.
Piku, that is running to full houses is a light hearted film. It has various elements of Vicky Donor. So if you liked that one, rest assured you will enjoy Piku as well.
Bijoli Grill runs the restaurant at Banga Bhawan at Hailey Road. This is a viable option for trying Bengali food at affordable prices.
Flurys is a renowned tearoom in Calcutta holding on to its English style heritage. A must stop for lovers of bakery and patisserie.
Visit artisans’ studios: If you are interested in clay sculpture or are a shutterbug, you could visit the makeshift studios of artisans who are at the final stage of preparing the grand Durga idols. Most of the Pujas at Chittaranjan Park (C R Park) have the idols made in situ. The Kalibadi at Mandir Marg […]
This year, Durga Puja is from 30th September to 3rd October and bamboo structures for marquees are already visible in various parks and community centres. C R Park has the highest concentration of Durga Pujas, and the area transforms into a carnival zone. Also, the Kashmiri Gate Durga Puja is one of the oldest celebrations in Delhi and is a huge crowd puller even today along with Kalibari near CP, Shiv Mandir at C R Park and Durga Bari.
The Kolkata Biryani House in Gurgaon served us an almost perfect Biryani in the Calcutta style. This Biryani emanated from the Awadhi style brought to Kolkata by Wajed Ali Shah. It always comes with a huge boiled potato and is subtly flavored with saffron, rose water and other fragrant spices.
[raw][easyrotator]erc_85_1381992883[/easyrotator][/raw] This festive season Delhi Fundos went out on a pendal hopping spree to Delhi’s mini Kolkata – C R Park. We did various Puja Pendals in C R park. We Started with Durga Badi Puja Pendal. It was a beautiful Pendal with a lot of food stalls. We had some fuchkas and home made […]