Sea­son of cel­e­bra­tions

From arts to the­atre, desert tales to an ode to the youth, SIM­PLY DELHI brings you a cal­en­dar of fes­ti­vals hap­pen­ing in and around the Cap­i­tal that you shouldn’t miss!

India Today - - BUZZ - Com­piled by Rewati Rau and Kavyan­jali Kaushik

Pushkar Fair

Novem­ber 9 to 17

This small town trans­forms into a cul­tural phe­nom­e­non dur­ing the vi­brant and global Pushkar Fair, with acro­bats, sad­hus, tourists, traders, co­me­di­ans and devo­tees ar­riv­ing here from dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try and abroad. Soak in the sev­eral days of live­stock trad­ing, live per­for­mances, hand­i­craft shop­ping and joyrides in a he­li­copter. Feast for the eyes and the pho­tog­ra­phers, this fair is one of the most an­tic­i­pated cul­tural events in the coun­try ( see above) and is def­i­nitely worth driv­ing to Ra­jasthan for.

At Venues across the city For more in­for­ma­tion, go to bit.ly/18F4mgQ

Sindhi The­atre Fes­ti­val

De­cem­ber 4 to 6

Im­merse your­self in the Sindhi spirit this De­cem­ber ( see right) and learn about the cul­ture, quirks and tra­di­tions with three-day Sindhi The­atre Fes­ti­val. The fes­ti­val will show­case Vich­hoon, di­rected by Manohar Kusha­lani—a Sindhi adap­ta­tion of Moliere’s fa­mous play Les Fourberies de Scapin (Nov 4), Jaat Hi Poo­cho Sadhu

Ki di­rected by Prakash Bha­tia (Nov 5) and

Nachni, a one act play fea­tur­ing Sindhu Mishra, di­rected by Shri Bhanu Bharti (Nov 6).

At Sri Ram Cen­tre Au­di­to­rium

Tel 9999886136

Youth Fes­ti­val

Novem­ber 22 to De­cem­ber 1

Flock to Con­naught Place for the six-day Youth Fes­ti­val, pre­sented by Delhi Gov­ern­ment’s Depart­ment of Art, Cul­ture and Lan­guages, which will see daily

per­for­mances in clas­si­cal dance, con­tem­po­rary dance, and mu­sic. Group’s like San­tosh Nair’s Sad­hya, Ajay Bhat’s Tapasya, and Sam Eter­nal Bliss band will present con­tem­po­rary dance and mu­sic, while Malti Shyam’s stu­dents will per­form kathak, Guru Jai Rama Rao’s stu­dents will per­form kuchipuri and Anupriya’s Parin­day band will give a vi­olin per­for­mance, amongst many more ( see right).

At Cen­tral Park, Con­naught Place, New Delhi

Tel 9999886136

Short and Sweet

Novem­ber 21 to 30

En­joy the 4th edi­tion of the Short+Sweet Delhi fes­ti­val that presents the best ten minute plays from lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional writ­ers, util­is­ing the tal­ents of the best young and es­tab­lished di­rec­tors, ac­tors and tech­ni­cal per­son­nel to cre­ate some of the best the­atre in the cap­i­tal ( see be­low). This year, the fes­ti­val will show­case works of di­rec­tors in­clud­ing Ankit Chadha, Arnav Nan­duri, Ish­war Shunya, Karam Vir Lamba, Ni­hal Parashar, Pramila Le Hunte, Pranay Man­chanda, Shikha Sharma and Va­roon P Anand.

At LTG Au­di­to­rium; Epi­cen­tre Gur­gaon; and Ka­mani Au­di­to­rium For tick­ets, log on to book­myshow.com

Jaipur Art Sum­mit

Novem­ber 7 to 11

A plethora of colour, form and tex­ture, Jaipur Art Sum­mit will dis­play cre­ative ex­pres­sions on can­vas, vis­ual and dig­i­tal art, sculp­tures, art in­stal­la­tions and other con­tem­po­rary and folk cen­tric ex­pres­sions. With spec­tac­u­lar art of Jatin Das, Prab­hakar Kolte, An­gelie Ella Menon, Manju Nath Kamath, Jai Zaro­tia and many other lu­mi­nar­ies, the fes­ti­val will have all this and much more. The city of Jaipur will come alive with both con­tem­po­rary mod­ern art and the his­toric folk tra­di­tions of Ra­jasthan and In­dia.

At Ho­tel Clarks Amer, Jawahar Kala Ken­dra, Jaipur

Tel 9871033363

Ran­got­sav

Novem­ber 27 to 29

JPSingh, Madan Dogra, Ro­hit Tri­pathi, Arun Sode, Yo­gesh Sharma, Rajeev Lochan, Deepak Ku­mar, Chi­tra Singh, Chan­drakanta and Sarita Rana, will be par­tic­i­pat­ing. Tick­ets are priced at Rs 200, Rs 100 and Rs 50 for each show. At Shri Ram Cen­tre, Mandi House, New Delhi Tel 9810579160

North East Fes­ti­val

Novem­ber 8 to 9

Head to the Indira Gandhi Na­tional Cen­tre for the Arts for the first ever North East fes­ti­val. With all the eight north east­ern states par­tic­i­pat­ing in it, the fes­ti­val will have colour­ful tribal dance per­for­mances, eth­nic food courts, photography ex­hi­bi­tions, paint­ing ex­hi­bi­tions and evening cul­tural per­for­mance by prom­i­nent North east­ern singers.

At IGNCA, 1 C.V. Mess, Jan­path

Tel 23383895 Rangb­hoomi is or­gan­is­ing Ran­got­sav, a the­atre fes­ti­val in which Sam­rat

Ashok, writ­ten and di­rected by Daya Prakash Sinha, and Kissa Mau­jpur

Ka and Hi! Hand­some writ­ten by Jay­vard­han and di­rected by Chi­tra Singh will be staged.

■ About 50 ac­tors, in­clud­ing

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