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Cultural kick-off to new year

Cultural evetns to look forward to in 2012.

art and culture Updated: Dec 31, 2011 01:57 IST

Dastkari Craft Bazaar

The 25th annual Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar, presented by craft expert Jaya Jaitly, has loads of handicrafts like Black Pottery from Azamgarh, Kashmiri carpets, Bead and appliqué work from Gujarat and Aipan painting from Uttarakhand. Twelve artisans from Africa will also show their bead work at the event. Folk dances from Rajasthan like Kalbelia, Langa, Bhavai will also be performed.

When: January 1 to 15
Time: 11am to 9pm
Where: Dilli Haat, opposite INA Market

Saal Naya Sur Naya
Begin the year on a musical note. Next generation of musicians like Sanjeev and Ashwani Shankar, Shrinivas Joshi, Murad Ali Khan and others take the tradition of music forward after demise of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and Ustad Sultan Khan in 2011.

When: January 1
Time: 3pm onwards
Entry: Free
Where: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road

Key Tumi
Watch Bengali play Key Tumi with English subtitles presented by CanSupport and Hindustan Times this Sunday. Starring Sharmila Tagore and Soumitra Chatterjee, the hour-long play is based on the story of Rabindranath Tagore and his sister-in-law Kadambari Devi. The growing bond between Kadambari and Tagore, their correspondence and the announcement of his marriage, which proved devastating for Kadambari, is explored on stage. Written and directed by Amit Ranjan Biswas, the play includes Rabindra sangeet sung by Lopamudra Mitra and Paramita Bandyopadhyay.

When:
January 1
Time: 7pm onwards
Passes: Rs 300, 500, 1,000
Contact: 011-26102851
Where: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House