During last weekend of October, I was at Delhi Photo Festival and I got to know that Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav is also happening in same campus. There are great arrangements done at IGNCA - various stalls by different state handicraft artists, dancers, actors, performers and lot more. IGNCA is completely in different mood these days.
These singers, dancers and artists are roaming around the whole campus of IGNCA and keeping the whole environment very lively.
There were many stalls from different states of India and most of them were selling local handicrafts. Almost every stall had interesting stuff to buy as Diwali Gifts. I found most of the stuff quite expensive, but it was negotiable.
Folk artists from various states of India were present at Indira Gandhi Centre of National Arts and many of them were doing performances in the common area.
During the stroll around Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, I met Mr Qasim Khan who makes Tablas in Delhi and an awardee of Sangeet Kala Academy. He was telling about the making process of Tabla and it's various components.
I paused at his stall and talked to him about his profession, when he started this and how his family is continuing. It was interesting to know that Tabla sales have increased in last 3 years, which shows increasing interest of this instrument in India. Mr Qasim delivers Tablas to some of the popular musicals across the country.
Gods discussing their schedules of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav.
Diwali was one of the core themes of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav
Artists from different parts of the world were showcasing their brilliant art-pieces created out of normal objects like us.
Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav had a separate section for food court. Food items from different states were available after you get tired after a round of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav