Art and Culture

  Delhi has a lively arts scene with  festivals all year round complementing permenant cultural hubslike the Indian Habitat Centre and the India Intenational Centre. Indian Habitat Centre Every night of the week there’s something going on at the Indian Habitat Centre.  Music, song, dance, displays and discussion, it’s all there.  At festival time the…

Understanding India

“There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture……

International Cultural Centres: Explore the world on your doorstep

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. Alliance De Française The Indo-French Cultural Centre specialises in French language teaching, and organizing and curating cultural events in…

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Coconut Jaggery that fights pollution, service charges at restaurants that no longer need to be paid, cleaning products made from holy cow urine, the expanding Delhi Metro and the great wall of India are amongst the stories that caught our eye this week.

Lohri – The Bonfire Festival

Lohri is big. It’s bigger than Holi, the festival of colours, for many north Indians. With the sun at its furthest point from the earth, the Rabi (winter crop) harvested and the cold weather settling in, it’s time to celebrate nature’s bounty with loved ones and keep warm by the bonfire.

India in TV techni-colour

If I was told I had the choice of only one word to describe India, colourful might be the one I’d choose. Women, like the ladies in the photograph, wearing and washing brightly coloured saris at riverside ghats is a quintessentially Indian image. My life back in London town was black and white, but then…

10 things about Delhi

“Delhi means everything to me. This city has given me everything and I love it.”   Virat Kohli’s, India’s cricket captain, holds the national capital close to his heart.  Not everyone though shares his passion. Tina Turner came here in 2004 and was taken aback.  “Delhi came as a shock. There were so many people,…