Sunday, January 6, 2019
IHGF is among Asia’s largest gifts and handicrafts fair, held biannually (spring and autumn edition) and is organized by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH).
It is India’s premier export promotion organization with 10,000 member exporters is engaged in trade promotion of handicrafts exports from India. IHGF Spring Fair 2019 has been the hallmark for growth of the Indian handicrafts sector for over 25 years.
The most important and distinct sourcing platform in Asia – (IHGF Delhi Fair Spring 2019), now gets bigger and bolder, bringing you much more of everything – more space, more exhibitors, more sectors, more enhanced facilities, more days and of course, brings a thoughtful reconceptualised and renewed IHGF Delhi Fair Spring 2019 with 14 clear product categories in enriched display spaces.
The event will take place for five long days with over 2,900 exhibitors, spread over 1, 97,000 sq. metres area, brings you an entire range of Home, Lifestyle and Fashion with traditional artistic finish in perfect harmony with modern designs & contemporary colours. IHGF Delhi Fair Spring 2019 is a distinctive business platform for importers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, fashion designers, potential franchises, mail order companies and a few more to source an unparalleled variety of handicrafts, gifts & lifestyle products, from a cross section of handmade manufacturers from India.
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Thursday, January 3, 2019
If you wish to explore India, January is probably the best time to do so, as you will be saved from the scorching heat. The onset of winter season brings forward a large number of tourists in the country. Here are some of the best places for you to visit during the month of January:
1. Daman and Diu
Located on the west coast, Daman and Diu is the second smallest union territory in India. This place is culturally and historically rich and that can be reflected through the old forts, temples and churches scattered around these cities. Having been colonized by the Portuguese for about 450 years, the area still dwells under the colonial architecture
2. Rann of Kutch
Rann of Kutch is situated in the Thar Desert, Gujarat and is considered as the world’s largest salt desert, however it is seasonal. It remains underwater during the monsoon and becomes dry during winter and summer. The region is home to various tribes, each with their own customs and traditions and that is what appeals to visitors. Each year the Gujarat Government organizes a famous festival of “Rann Utsav” promoting exposure for this part of the state
Jaipur is India’s first planned city and is the center of Rajasthan’s culture and heritage. It is one of the top tourist destinations in India, alluring visitors with its spectacular fortifications and colorful bazaars (markets). The best time to visit Jaipur would be in between the months of October – March, at this time the temperature cools down and allows an enjoyable sightseeing experience
Situated on the state of Mizoram, this place is mostly of hills and valleys. Phawngpui (Blue Mountain) Peak is the highest mountain peak in the area and is greatly valued by the locals, it is considered to be the abode of Gods. Located on the Southeastern side of Mizoram and is fairly close to Burma. Phawngpui offers a platform for adventure activities like trekking, nature walks and more
5. Chadar Trek
One of the exclusive expeditions offered in India is the Chadar Trek that takes place only during the winter season. “Chadar” means blanket and is used to imply to the trek along the frozen river called Zanskar, one of the largest rivers in Ladakh. The trek route connects chilling with the Zanskar valley, this path has been used for transportation and trade purposes for centuries
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Tuesday, January 1, 2019
India Art Fair is another awaited event for art enthusiasts that catch their fancy. This fest attracts visitorsr with an interest in the arts, including curators, artists, collectors, journalists, gallerists and critics. While some visit to acquire art, others view the fair as an exhibition or enjoyable cultural outings.
When and where is India Art Fair 2019?
The 11th edition of India Art Fair will take place at NSIV Exhibition Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi, from 31st January – 3rd February 2019.
What are the opening hours?
The special preview will take place from 3-7 pm on 31st January 2019, offering collectors and visitors the opportunity to experience and acquire the finest works available before the fair opens to the public. Public entry is from 2-7 pm on 1st and 2nd February 2019 and 11am – 6 pm on 3rd February 2019.
Where can I purchase tickets for this year’s show?
Tickets are available in limited numbers of Thursday Preview Passes, which give you and a personal guest early, and unlimited access to the fair, as well as single and Three day tickets. Take advantage of the early bird offers by booking your tickets soon.
How to get there?
Govindpuri Metro Station and NSIC Okhla Metro Station, which fall on the Violet line and Magenta line respectively, are next to the entrance of the fair. The venue is also accessible by taxi, and car parks are available at Gate 3 and 4 on a first-come, first serve basis
What makes India Art Fair different?
India Art Fair attracts visitors with an interest in art such as curators, artists, collectors, journalists, gallerists, critics and art lovers. Some visit to acquire artworks, while others view the fair more as an exhibition, enjoying the experience as a cultural day out
What are the sections of the fair?
The fair is made up of five sections: Galleries consist of Indian and International exhibitors presenting works by a range of artists; Focus features solo artist presentations; Institutions showcase leading Indian and International museums and art foundations; Platform represents young emerging artists or art practices from South Asia; and Art Projects is a space to discover large scale, interactive installations.
What are some big names participating in India Art Fair?
India Art Fair has exhibited works by leading artists from the region such as M.F Hussain, S.H Raza, F. N. Souza, Amrita Sher-Gil, Bharti Kher, Nikhil Chopra and Thukral and Tagra in its previous editions, as well as the works of celebrated international superstars like Anish Kapoor, Yayoi Kusama, Ai Weiwei and Pablo Picasso.
The fair sees a particularly strong representation of some of India’s most respected galleries which includes Jhaveri Contemporary, Chemould Prescott Road, Experimenter, vadehra Art Gallery, and Gallery Espace. Some of the top rank international galleries such as David Zwirner, Blain, Southern, Sabrina Amrani and Aicon Gallery have also participated in the fair. India’s most influential cultural organizations partnering with the fair in 2019 include the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) and the foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA)
Monday, December 31, 2018
India’s capital land i.e. Delhi has some coolest things to explore when in the town. It’s a cool city, with lots of people, a long history and lots of reasons to celebrate it.
Here is our list of the coolest things to try when in Delhi
1. Swap your books via the ‘little free library’ otherwise known as a small blue box, in the area of Sarita Vihar
2. Indulge in some sweet and milky daulat ki chaat from one of the Sitaram Bazaar vendors
3. Visit at the Hazrat Nizamuddin and enjoy the sound of the trance like qawwalis
4. Upgrade your jewellery collection with a visit to the silver shops in Dariba Kalan
5. Do the old Delhi Bazaar walk and Haveli visit to tick off food, shopping and history in one go
6. Add some old world charm to your Instagram with snaps of Naughara area’s nine painted houses
6. Force yourself out of bed for the 4 am Ghazipur Village Flower Market and realise it was totally worth it
8. Develop a new love for crafting at the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum in New Delhi
9. Volunteer at the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Kitchen
10. Go boating in the river by the Purana Quila Old Fort
11. Go to see Sulabh Museum of Toilets and learn about the evolution of the toilets and history of sanitation
11. Go to see Sulabh Museum of Toilets and learn about the evolution of the toilets and history of sanitation
12. If you like collecting souvenirs head to Tihar Jail where you can buy some crafts and eat lunch all made by prisoners being rehabilitated
13. Load up on leather goods from Ballimaran Bazaar
14. If you want some dose of Indian entertainment, visit Kingdom of Dreams (KOD) for live Indian Entertainment
15. Talk all things travel and meet like-minded wanderlusts at the Kunzum Travel Café
Thursday, December 27, 2018
1. Did you know that the world’s biggest spice market is situated in India’s capital i.e. Delhi. When you will get close to Khari Baoli by the intensifying smell of spices and the overflowing sacks wheeled past on cycle and bullock – pulled carts
2. There are more than 140 types of traditional Indian dessert. Every region of India has its own specialty of sweet, spiced dessert: petha, a boiled pumpkin dessert from Agra; daulat ki chaat made from the foam of churned milk and only available in Delhi in the winter; rosogollas, Bengali milk – based balls soaked in syrup; gajar ki halwa, made from shredded carrots and popular in the north; kheer rice pudding; pistachio or saffron flavoured kulfi, India’s answer to gelato; laddus, made from chickpea flour, and a common offering left for Hindu Gods; jalebis, deep-fried dough squiggles soaked in syrup
3. India is home to the largest sundial in the world. The 18th century Jantar Mantar complexes in Jaipur and Delhi take astronomy to a whole new level, and were once used to prepare astronomical tables and predict the movements of the sun, moon, and planets with the naked eye
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Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Kumbh Mela is the world’s biggest religious gathering. It’s a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred or holy river. In this fair, nearly 100 million people following Hinduism or other religious practices attend Kumbh Mela. Its intensity itself is a testimony of its rich significance for Hindus.The festival is held at one of the four venues (Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain and Haridwar), every third year. Thus every venue gets to host the festival in a gap of twelve years
How Kumbh Mela is celebrated?
The main ritual of Kumbh Mela is bathing in the holy river. Hindus take a dip in the holy water and it is believed that this should be performed on the day of the new moon, his and his ancestors’ sin get release and they attain freedom from the cycle of birth and death. Right from 3 am pilgrims start to gather for taking the dip. As soon as the sun sets, different groups of Sadhus start the rituals in the river. After the “shahi snan”, people wear fresh clothes and worship beside the river bank.
Dates of Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Mela – 2019
The Ardh Kumbh Mela in 2019 will commence from the auspicious Makar Sankranti that will fall on 14th January and continue till the Maha Shivaratri that will occur on the 4th March
The Auspicious Bathing Dates are as follows:
ü Makar Sankranti (1st Shahi Snan) – 14/15 January 2019
ü Paush Purnima – 21st January 2019
ü Paush Ekadashi Snan – 31st January 2019
ü Mauni Amavasya (Main Royal Bath 2nd Shahi Snan) – 04 February 2019
ü Basant Panchami (3rd Shahi Snan) – 10th February 2019
ü Maghi Ekadashi – 16th February 2019
ü Maghi Poornima – 19th February 2019
ü Maha Shivratri – 04 March 2019
How to Reach Allahabad to Attend Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019?
1. By Air – The closest air connection to get to Allahabad is Bamrauli airport in Allahabad. Located at a distance of 12 km from the city, it operates only the domestic flights
2. By Rail – Allahabad Junction has connectivity by train by almost all parts of India. It also serves as the headquarters of the North Central Railway Zone
3. By Road - You can reach Allahabad from any part of the country. It is easily accessible
Monday, December 24, 2018
“Greatest Literary Show on Earth”
Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) is a five day long festival where eminent writers and authors come together under one roof. Every year end of January, this fest takes place at Diggi Palace. This festival serves as a platform where people come together to share their experiences, work, and other topics of interest.
People from all over the festival gather at the Jaipur Literature Festival to attend talks by eminent writers and speakers, which include politicians, historians, and business tycoons, sports persons and entertainers etc. So here are all the reasons why you should definitely attend this festival.
This fest is described as the ‘greatest literary show on earth’ presented by Zee, Jaipur Literature Festival is a grand feast of ideas.
Over the years it has transformed into a global literary phenomenon having hosted nearly 2000 speakers and welcoming over a million book lovers from across India and the globe.
The festival’s core values remain unchanged; to serve as a democratic, non-aligned platform offering free and fair access.
Every year, the festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, and people from sports industry and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.
Registration for the Show
It’s a free event. You can register yourself online. However if you wish to get a delegate pass, you will have to pay charges for that.
If you book your Delegate pass now for Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, you will get 20% off ON Group Delegate packages. Delegate packages for Groups start at 10,200.
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