What’s on this week? Here’s your Delhi Diary

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Fab India has opened a five storey experience centre in the capital, there’s an Old Delhi Food Festival at the India Islamic Centre, the World Press Photo Awards come to the capital and there’s a whole host of other stuff on as we say farewell to spring.  Get stuck in.

Fab India has opened an experience centre at Vasant Kunj

Fab India opened a new five storey experience centre at Vasant Kunj showcasing everything they’ve got in luxurious surrounding with a fine Fab India cafe in the complex.  Wondering what’s what?  Then take a look at the New Fab India Experience Centre Facebook Page

Anuradhapura and Varanasi: A Tale of Two at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts until the 31st March

A project initiated in 2015 to explore the shared histories within the sub-continent. Six artists from Indian and five from Sri Lanka embark on a journey to understand the politics of cities, religions and the stories that Anuradhapura and Varansai tell.  More here.

World Press Photo Awards 2016 from 22 March until 3rd April

An  exhibition of prize winning photographs from the World Press Photo Contest 2016. An annual contest on photojournalism and documentary photography  by the World Press Photo Foundation.  For more information visit the India International Centre website.

Dastkar is back with Roots from  23rd – 27th March

A diverse collection of products made with organic processes and natural materials.  If it is at Dastkar, there is going to be something good here.  Mossy on over to Facebook to check out what’s on and how to get there.

Delhi Summer Collection is shown off on the 24th and 25th March

Hand, block print from Jaipur, courtesy of KILOL, lets play.  Showcasing the freshest and newest styles for Summer. Enjoy the miles of colour and print under one roof. Two days only, so don’t miss out!  At Chinmaya mission, on Lodi Road.

Habitat International Film Festival (HIFF 2017) begins on the 24 March

If films from right around the world shown over 10 days at India’s premier cultural venue sounds like your India of fun, then you’ll love what’s going on at the India International Centre.  If you want to know more, then check out this link.  

Jahan e Khusrau from the 24th – 26th March

The Parrot of India, Amir Khusrau, Sufi musician, scholar and poet, spiritual disciple of  Nizamuddin Auliya, and the father of the qawwali, is an iconic figure in the cultural history of the subcontinent.  His work will be celebrated over three days.   More information on Facebook.   Contact the organisors on Facebook for ticket information.

Connections Festival from the 24 March – 26 March

Famed French jazz musicians, The Rémi PanossianTrio, and Flamenco dancers, Karen Lugo and her troupe from Madrid and Seville, collaborate with Mandola Joy a brilliant Hindustani classical Mandolin player from Kolkata.  At Shri Ram Centre, 4 Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi, India. Tickets available on Book My Show.

Dessertarian Festival will be sweet from the 24th – 26th March

If you love sweet things and can’t get enough of after dinner treats at any time of the day or night, then Dessertarian Festival could be a dangerous place for you to go.  So much sweetness to select from.  Here’s where to start.

Oddessy IIITD New Delhi, 24th and 25th March

Taking place over two days, Odyssey offers music, literature, lifestyle, design, dance, food and more at an annual cultural festival.  Head on over to this website to find out more.

Pink Post presents Summer Cut on the 25th March

The best of brands from apparel, fusion, kids wear, home and accessories all under one roof.  Over to Facebook to find out more and whether it is for you.

Conservation Education Centre takes you away from the city on the 25th March

The wonderful people at the Conservation Education Centre are organising some more walks on the wild side.  Get out into some green space by signing up to the safari and lake drive in late March.  More at this link.

Old City Food Festival 25th – 26th March

Shahjahanabad, the Old City, is famed for its food and in the merry month of March there’s a food festival coming to the India Islamic Centre that’s focusing in on the wonderful cuisine of the walled city.  Find out more about the festival right here.

Going Abroad with International Cultural Centres

With so many foreign missions in the capital there’s no shortage of choice when it comes to hoovering up the art and culture of other countries.  Here’s seven international culture centres that you should check out to see what’s on.

Wondering what else is on?

If you want to know what else is on, check out this Namaste New Delhi link that points you in the direction of online event and entertainment sites that make a business out of presenting, promoting and advertising different activities in and around Delhi.

 DATES TO PUT IN THE DIARY

India at 70 from 29th – 31st March

LSE South Asia Centre Summit 2017 features four panel discussions on Corporate Social Responsibility, Water Security, India’s Emergence as a Global Power, and Citizenship and the Constituition of India.  There will also be a ‘Memories of Partition’ exhibition curated by The Partition Museum, Town Hall, Amritsar.  The event is free, but tickets are limited and pre-registration is required.  Click here to secure a place.

The Delhi Nature Festival takes place from 31st March – 2nd April

This might be your last chance to get out there before the weather warms up so why not take advantage and get involved in the New Delhi Nature Festival, organised by New Delhi Nature Society and Bombay Natural History Society this year at the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.  For more information head on over to Facebook

London Market at Oberoi, Hotel Maidens, Civil Lines on 1st April

Fashion, jewellery and accessories, of every style & colour, pret & couture, gold and silver, and lots more for sale at this market for the discerning shopper.  More on Facebook.

 

Compete in the Tennis Huddle on the 2nd April

Delhi’s premier amatuer tennis tournament is back at the RK Khanna  / DLTA complex.  Compete against Delhi’s best and you could be crowned the winner.  Find out about registration on Facebook.

Shakespeare Comedy Thearte Festival on 15th and 16th April

Nothing like Lea, I Don’t Like it – As you Like it, Macbeth – what is done is done and  Hamlet the Clown Prince, Shakespeare’s classics are given a twist and a shake at India’s largest comedy festival.  Being shown at Siri Fort Audotorium, find out more and book tickets at Book My Show

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