Event Dates– 6th – 16th of AprilLocation- Bikaner House, Pandara Road
Location- Bikaner House, Pandara Road
This post is for all the art lovers of the world, or well maybe we should lower down the geographical range and let it be for the art lovers of Delhi.
On the fine morning of April 14, I got up and looked at the entertainment section of the Delhi Times newspaper (I know, shocking!) and found out that there was an interesting event happening at the Bikaner House in Delhi. Now, most of you would know Bikaner House as the place where you can catch Volvos for Jaipur, but actually, it’s also a princely residence belonging to the Rajasthan Government.
For the past 10 days though, the house was turned into an arts and performance exhibition by the Serendipity Arts Trust, which had organized its Delhi edition of Serendipity Arts Festival. The Goan edition of the same was organized in December.
I am in no way an art critic or well even the right person to write about how accurate the art festival was considering I can’t even draw a stick figure. Though, from a layman’s perspective, I can say this that anyone who gets a chance to go to the festival next time should really go. It beautifully showcased the traditional forms of Indian art. There was a photography section where they had displayed photographs clicked by school students of Goa. One could also purchase the art and the photographs. The organizer’s website also mentions that the funds generated from the purchase would go towards helping crafts persons and school, which was involved in the photography project.
The main attraction of the event was an installation called “Chakraview” by the Indian Design Forum.
I have attached some pictures that I took along the way of Bikaner House and the festival.
Though for me the main attraction of the festival was the little tea lounge that is hidden inside Bikaner House. It is a tiny place with seating for about 30 people and it is such a cute and quaint looking café. It is called High Tea and serves beverages with snacks.
I didn’t get a chance to try the full variety of their teas and coffees but I did try the usual cold coffee and my mom tried the mint lemonade. Both of which I must say were a delight. I have attached pictures of the same and I must say, I look forward to going to the café again to maybe try something else. I also had the raisin cupcake from the place and it tasted heavenly, sadly I do not have the picture to testify that. Maybe you would just have to take a leap of faith in this one.
Also, they have a little shop which sells kurtas and little trinkets like coasters and fake fruits which were super cute.
So, next time you have a chance to go to Bikaner House for any other festival or for simply a stroll and a cup of tea let me know about your experience.