As part of the Commonwealth festivities, Delhi Tourism has lined up an array of cultural events. Delhi Celebrates, the cultural festival to run alongside the sporting event, will feature films, poetry, theatre and music. The musical events will include two parallel series of concerts — the Qutub Festival focusing on a hip, young Indian pop sound and The Delhi Classical music Festival at Kamani Auditorium, for those interested in Hindustani Classical and Carnatic music. Some of the highlights of the festival schedule:
1. Shankar Mahadevan + Naresh Iyer, Oct 4, at the Qutub Minar 2. Kailash Kher + Javed Ali, Oct 6, Qutub 3. Pt Ram Narayan + Gundecha Brothers on Oct 6, Kamani Auditorium 4. Ustad Shujaat Khan + Wadali Brothers, Oct 8, Kamani 5. Hariprasad Chaurasiya + Ajoy Chakraborty, October 10, Kamani
Another attraction this fortnight: the Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra’s Ramayana, with English subtitles, from Oct 4-13. “What can be a better exposure to Commonwealth delegates than the country’s best known epic?” asks the Kendra’s Shobha Deepak Singh.
For details, log on to www.delhitourism.gov.in