To mark the centennial of the Inca settlement, since its discovery by American archaeologist Hiram Bingham, the Instituto Cervantes is hosting an exhibition of photographs of Machu Picchu (Peru), one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It includes photos taken during the first expedition of Bingham and maps from the discovery of this city of stone. Panoramic photographs of Machu Picchu and its town of Cusco, with its buildings as well as diverse flora and fauna, will be on display this month. Till July 28, 11 am to 7 pm. Instituto Cervantes, 48 Humayun Road, Connaught Place. Call 43681900
The chandni chowk walk
Ever had a chance to walk through Old Delhi early in the morning?
If you haven’t yet entertained the idea, here is a good opportunity this weekend to explore the nooks and crannies of the terrain best captured in the movie Delhi 6. Walk your way around to rediscover the city’s heritage and the old-world charm of its inhabitants. The walk will cover the main attractions of Chandni Chowk — the main street, the parathewali gali, the old SBI building and town hall. Also get to see the Fatehpuri Masjid, Sisganj gurudwara, Dariba Kalan, the fountain chowk and Khari Baoli. It brings heritage enthusiasts together to discuss many of Delhi’s hidden treasures.
July 3, 7.30 am. Call 9212534868
Postcards from Tibet
An interesting exhibition looks at Tibet through the lens of changes in the region’s history and culture from 1914 to 2010. Tibet: Then and Now includes rare photographs taken by veteran photographer Dudul N. Tsarong, who is now 91 years old. The display will have three sections including one with photographs of Tibetan provinces from 1914 to 1958 clicked by French explorer Alexandra David-Neel. Another
section will have images by Lobsang S. Taklha, elder brother of the Dalai Lama and finally a section with
photographs clicked between 2000 and 2010 by various people.
July 8 to 14, India International Centre. For details, call 24619431