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Holi bashes that cost Rs. 50 lakh!

Namya Sinha, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 07, 2012
First Published: 16:43 IST(7/3/2012) | Last Updated: 01:38 IST(8/3/2012)

Holi parties this year will get more extravagant with budgets running into lakhs.

“70 artists and bands will take part in our celebrations. Some of them have been flown in from Berlin, Switzerland and Scotland. So, while the first edition of our Holi Cow festival cost  Rs10 lakh, this year the budget is close to R50 lakh,” says Raul Chandra, Curator of the Holi Cow party at NH8, Dwarka Link Road.

“We have two international artists – Talamasca and Neuromotor, performing at our Holi party. The budget is somehwere between Rs. 22-25lakh,” says Gaurav Mohan, who
organises ‘Rang’ at Chhattarpur.

The décor and food at these bashes are also lavish. “Our party has a Rajasthani theme, an elaborate menu and DJs too. We have spent around R30 lakhs on it,” says Vikram Bhalla, GM Tivoli Garden at Chhattarpur.

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