Your Delhi Diary: Here’s what’s on this week?

Get outside and explore the city with a wonderful walk, tour or talk, take in a food festival, watch some films, explore 22 world cities in one place, jazz things up with some music or sit back and sip some whisky.  Here’s some stuff that happening in the city over the next seven days or so.

Explore the city any way you want too with these wonderful walks, tours and talks.

Now that the weathers wonderful why not get out and about and find out what’s stories and tales the city has to tell you.  Here’s ten different tours and trips that might take your fancy.  Go on take a look inside

Photography Exhibition, Metropolis (2007-2015) at Indian Habitat Centre until 8th March

By 2050, 70% of the global population will be living in cities.  In this solo photography exhibition Martin Roemers hones in on 22 megacities worldwide with more than ten million inhabitants.  Explores difficult circumstances in densely populated areas and what live looks for the world’s increasingly urban population..

International Association of Women in Radio and Television, Asia Film Festival from the 2nd – 4th March

IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival  showcases works by women directors of Asian origin ranging from animation, non-fiction, short/feature fiction, experimental and student films.  Find out more at this website and look at the schedule here

Whisky Walk with dinner at the Lodi Garden Restaurant

India City Walks is behind a moonlight walking tour through Lodi gardens which will be followed by an four course meal at the Lodi Garden Restaurant.  Wondering about the whisky bit?  Fear not, dinner will be paired with three aged single-malts from the house of Glenfiddich,   Find out more here.

Music: Jazz it up at the Pianoman in the month of March

There’s 31 days in March and there’s some Jazz on almost everyone of those nights at the Pianoman.  Indian and International musicians to entertain.  Find out more at the website.

Horn OK: Food Truck Festival on the 4th and 5th March

Sushi, Mexican, Thai, Italian, Waffles, healthy salads and a whole lot more will be coming to Ansal Plaza for Delhi’s first ever food truck festival.   There’s beer, cocktails and music too.  Interested?  Then find out more at Facebook.

Meta festival from the 4th – 9th March

Now in its 12th year, the Meta Festival brings you 10 top plays from across the country in 5 different languages.  Find out what’s on in what language right here.  For more about the festival featuring the best of Indian theatre at the website and find more on Facebook.

Old World Culture Festival, India Habitat Centre until the 5th March

The annual Old World Theatre Festival, in its 14th year, sees art, theatre, music and the spoken word take over the Indian Habitat Centre for its final five days in March.  Find out more at this link or head on over to Facebook.

Go walk on the wild side with the Conservation Education Centre in the month of March

The start of another month sees a new set of walks from the Conservation Education Centre.  This month there is a plantation drive, a spring walk with birds and a Saturday safari and lake drive.  Lovely.  Find out more at this link.

Mughal Gardens are open until early March – Mughal Gardens is open to the public 

Impressive isn’t the word when it comes to the gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan (the President’s House). It’s not open to the public all the time, but when the President issues his invite Dilliwalahs come in there droves.  For more information click on this link.

Wondering what’s going on at Delhi’s International Culture Centres?

There will be plays, music, film and much more on at Delhi’s International Film Centres.  Find out what’s what, at this link.  If you have any more free time, take something international in.

Some upcoming dates for the diary

Film and Talk: Farewell my Indian Soldier Alliance Française de Delhi, 10 March

Farewell My Indian Soldier (Mademoiselle France pleure) is a moving docu-fuction portrayal of Indian soldiers who came to fight in France and Belgium during the First World War. A film by Vijay Singh.


Grubfest on the 17th,18th and 19th of March at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

The end of spring and the start of summer sees another excuse to celebrate with your taste buds as the good people at Grub Fest bring Dilliwalahs another food festival.  Yum. To find out more visit the website or Facebook



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