Barren to Bazaar
- India's naval might on full display off Visakhapatnam coast
- Kerala solar scam: Had freedom to enter Chandy’s house anytime, says Saritha Nair
- Australian national suspected to be IS supporter deported from Delhi airport
- At least 39 dead as Gujarat state transport bus plunges into river
- Cops have a case for new juvenile law: boy who ‘killed 2’
The road to Kisan Haat, near the Chattarpur metro station, is a tricky one. Once you get there, all you see is a barren brick maze, but hints of an exhibition is in the air. Dastkar banners and sign boards grab your attention. Kisan Haat, which is spread across two acres, was set up eight years ago as a venue for farmers to bring their produce directly to the market. In a joint revenue-sharing partnership with Delhi Tourism, Dastkar has now acquired the area as their permanent venue, on a 15-year lease.
The Dastkar Basant Bazaar begins on February 22, the theme is "lotus". The fair will bring together over 160 craft groups from over 20 states in India.
"We had our eyes on the Kisan Haat for a while, and we heard of the open tender from Delhi Tourism. It was a happy co-incidence. The location allows people to come in, both, from Gurgaon and Delhi. We want to make it a cultural hub. Art, food, fashion, music and dance are as much a part of the crafts, and we're hoping to collaborate with upcoming performing artists, musicians and theatre groups."
Laila Tyabji, founder, Dastkar
- No proof required: MGNREGA does not help poor
- Male-dominated ‘places of worship’ are places where god doesn’t reside
- As Sushma visits Lanka, India should invest its diplomatic capital in finding constitutional solution
- There is talk of 4th industrial revolution. How about spreading the benefits of the preceding three
- It Made China See Red
- Modi’s Idea of India - 2