Activities

In- photo: The 700-year-old tradition of qawwali at Hazrat Nizamuddin

This is definitely one of the “must – do” Thursday night things in Delhi. Where: Just around Mathura Road, the dargah (shrine) of Nizamuddin Auliya is one of the most famous landmarks in Delhi. When: Though the qawwali performances happen here every night, but Thursday night or ‘Jummeraat’ has a special significance Timings:  It's spread over two sessions, one at sundown and one around 9pm, but in winter, only the dusk session takes place, after maghrib (the evening prayer). What else? It’s quite [...]

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Day tour : Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Background: The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season. With over 265 species of birds are known to be resident. Declared as a protected sanctuary in 1971, it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Reaching here: Located between two of India's most historic cities, Agra and Jaipur, this place could even be your [...]

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Long Weekend : Things to do if you are not travelling

You had already done a small vacation on the long weekend that just passed by, not planning to travel again then here are some ideas of what you could do in your own city: Be a tourist: Put your camera in your light bagpack, lace up some comfy shoes, and wear your sunglasses as you are about to embark on a tourist’s adventure. Create your own excursion plan or if you need some help then you could do something nice [...]

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Must attend: Easy Evenings with Colin & Brad

They made jaws pain, tears rolled in eyes, some were holding their stomach and almost everyone was falling off their chair. This was exactly how I experienced when the popularly known ‘Two Man Group’ (a pun on Blue Man Group) took over the stage at Club Patio in Gurgaon last night. As a part of their India tour, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, the popular stars of the Emmy nominated ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ made their fans go [...]

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Top 6 things to do in March 2016

Penguin Spring Fever Delhi’s oldest literary and cultural festival hosted by Penguin Random House India returns with highly acclaimed speakers such as : Anand Kumar, Emraan Hashmi, Gulzar, Hindol Sengupta, Husain Haqqani, Luke Coutinho, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Neeraj Kumar, Payal Gidwani Tiwari, Ramachandra Guha, Shashi Tharoor, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Sonali Bendre Behl, Srijan Pal Singh, Sunil Khilnani, Sunil Sethi and Twinkle Khanna. It’s one -of-a-kind celebration of books, reading, music, and much more, and presents a great opportunity for Delhi’s young [...]

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Holi Weekend: 6 Unique Ways to Enjoy Holi

From West Bengal to Goa, here are some great ways to enjoy Holi this year! Punjab: Hola Mohalla, Anandpur Sahib photo credits - Punjab tourism What Is It: If you believe Holi is all about throwing colours at people, then head to Anandpur Sahib in Punjab for a very different kind of celebration. Processions with Nihang warriors dressed in their traditional  blue attire and wielding weapons, people riding elephants and horses, mock battles and display of martial prowess with swords and knives [...]

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Mehrauli : Off beat historical treasure!

By visiting Chandni Chowk if you think if you experienced Ancient Delhi, then you might want to think again. Have you been to Mehrauli? No no, I am not just talking about Qutub Minar, I am talking about Mehrauli as a place itself. It’s one of the seven ancient cities that make up the present state of Delhi. This hidden treasure of old times has been inhabited continuously for a thousand years and is home to everything from an [...]

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Top 5 things to do this Christmas!

Delhi gets into its favourite winter season and so does celebrations. Here are some list of must do things this Christmas: Visit the German Christmas mela: It’s one the legendary and most talked about Christmas Mela in Delhi. Organised by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce every year is a must of visit for buying some classy stuff, feasting on Christmas special dishes, live music and much more. Where: German House, 2 Nyay Marg, Chankyapuri, New Delhi. When: 5 & 6 December 2015 Timings: [...]

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Beyond Bollywood: KOD’s Abhimanyu

Kathak juxtaposed on hip hop, grand KOD sets, profound artists, the beat of table and the trinkle of ghungroos– all have been stringed together by Kathak exponent Pandit Sandeep Mahavir at the Nautanki Mahal. After the success of spectacular shows such as Zangoora and Jhumroo, ‘Abhimanyu : the fastest feet’ is a latest addition to the bouquet of entertainment extravaganza by The Great Indian Nautanki Company. Plot: Set in a small village of Rajasthan, the act is weaved around the [...]

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Top 5 ‘Diwali Mela’ you must visit

Diwali is one of India’s most celebrated festivals. Lights, fireworks, rangoli and candles are just few signs. The joy of Diwali gets even more exciting with ‘mela’ in the city. Here’s a quick list of few Diwali mela you can’t afford to miss if you are in Delhi region this festive season: Blind School Diwali Mela: It’s a moment of pride and admiration when you see the huge collection of diyas and candles (made by blind school students) along with other crafts and Diwali decorations that are available at the mela. Organised annually [...]

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