Get ready to eat! The National Association of Street Vendors of India food festival is on its way. It’s time to put on your coat, miss lunch and get yourself down to JLN Stadium.
Meet some magical musicians who’ll transport you to the heart of India (and the Sindh). Sit back, relax and listen to the unique sound of incredible India.
After researching camel prices at the Bateshwar Cattle Fair over the Diwali weekend, I’m now primed and ready to bag myself a decent specimen at this year’s Pushkar Mela.
Have you recovered from Diwali yet? Flashes, bangs and sweet eating will go on for a few days yet, but the end of the biggest festival in the Hindu calendar doesn’t signal the close of festival season.
The Jodhpur RIFF Folk Festival promised loads and didn’t disappoint. The coming together of history and tradition and music and dance, combined with Rajasthani hospitality at the majestic Mehrangarh Fort was match made in heaven. Kicking yourself because you missed it? Fear not. A Sufi Festival is happening here early next year. So, pick up a pen and make a mark in your diary.
If attending a musical festival at two imposing Rajasthani forts is your idea of fun, then the Sufi World Sacred Spirit Festival this February will be right up your street.
Mela means market and with the biggest event in the Hindu calendar coming up there’s the chance to shop, shop, shop. Here’s the lowdown on Delhi’s top three melas, where they are and when they’re open.
The biggest celebration of them all is less than a fortnight away, but what is Diwali (or is it Deepavali) all about? This idiots guide will give you some of the answers.
Ashura Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, starts on the 1st of October and ends on the 31st October. On the day of Ashura, the 12th October, the death of Husayn (Hussein), grandson of Muhammad is commemorated. The Karbala, Jor Bagh, South Delhi, was at the centre of the commemorations
For a fortnight in early October scenes from the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, were played out across India. Lord Ram and Ravana engaged in their final battle on the 11th. Who was victorious? You don’t know? Jai Sri Ram! Jai Sri Ram!
Pinch, punch, it’s the first of the month. That means another month of religious celebrations, regional festivities and much fun is about to begin. This September my guide gives you the lowdown on three of India’s biggest and explains what’s happening, when and where you can to join in.