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GUIDE 2013

 FIND OUT WHAT’S HIP AND HAPPENING IN DELHI!

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I N D I A - S R I L A N K A - M A L D I V E S - B H U TA N - N E PA L - T I B E T CONCERTS, PARTIES, RESTAURANTS AND HAPPENING PLACES IN DELHI NCR




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Main Event Feature

Norah Jones Live Concert March 5 Grammy award-winning singersongwriter Norah Jones will be touring India this March. Norah Jones began her music career in 2001 when she released a set of samples called First Sessions, but her 2002 debut album Come Away With Me catapulted her into the global

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spotlight. The album reached the top of the US Billboard 200, UK Album Chart and Australian Albums Chart, and its singles ‘Don’t Know Why’ and ‘Come Away With Me’, proved to be instant radio hits. @ Siri Fort Auditorium, August Kranti Marg. Tickets on http://nh7.in/store/ norahjoneslive

Shanti Guide Mini Magz – March 2013 Shanti Guide Mini Magz are mini guides with details on events, restaurants, shops, health care and more useful information. The Shanti Guide Mini Magz is an initiative by Shanti Travel; your expert travel designer to destinations in India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. These booklets are printed and distributed in cooperation with Cards4U. TEAM SHANTI TRAVEL: Jeremy Grasset • Arnold Duijzer • Neeraj Kumar • Stephanie Lairet For advertising and content related questions: neeraj@shantitravel.com, arnold@shantitravel.com

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Highlighted Restaurants Tarami

Fork You One of its kind old school classic bar that function as a cafe serving steakes and specially crafted burgers during the days, and at night transforms into a high-end cocktail bar showcasing innovative mixology. Designed as a reinterpretation of classic English bar, the ambiance lit in warm amber light creates a comforting and heartwarming experience.

1st Floor, 30 Hauz Khas Village Tel: 9990889494 / 9990778881

Tarami brings with it an old world charm that transports you to the verdant valley of Kashmir. An exquisite tribute to the delicate blend of avours and spices that have made Kashmiri cuisine famous across the globe. Tarami serves the authentic Kashmiri cuisine, created by the Waza chefs who have passed down secret recipes handed down by generations, as well as signature delicacies from adjoining areas. Walk into the elegant yet comfortable interiors of Tarami, where large bay windows overlook the old monument of Haus Khaz, and the atmosphere resonates with the warmth of a typical Kashmiri home.

30A Haus Khaz Village Tel: 011- 40591823

Chonas European, Multi-cuisine, North Indian, Chinese Chonas has become the passion of its addicted clientele, who look upon it as a snug den where they can spend hours with their friends and close ones. The aesthetically done up eatery oozes friendliness and comfort intermingled with delectable dishes ranging from fast and ready- to-serve food to elaborate and sumptuous meals. by Sammeer Chonna

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51, 1st Floor, Khan Market, New Delhi - www.chonasrestaurant.com Expat Night on Mondays: 7 pm onwards. Happy Hours: 2pm to 11 pm. Meal for Two: Rs.1 000 Your motorcycle journey begins now‌

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Main Event Feature Shopping

Dhoombox

Puneet Gupta Invitations

A new gifting concept, Dhoombox is a range of themed gift boxes that entitle the receiver to an experience of choice! Each Dhoombox contains a catalogue of activities that the gift receiver can choose one out of and avail for free. Dhoombox themes include: • Adventure – rafting, paragliding, trekking, surďŹ ng, scuba diving, and many more • Kids – arts & craft classes, self defense, music and dance classes, sports sessions like tennis and squash and many more • Gastronomy – full course meals at popular restaurants like Lodi Garden, Ichiban, The Living Room, and many more • Wellness – skin treatments, spa & massages, ďŹ tness sessions, beauty salon visits and many more • Getaway – holiday packages at resorts and hotels across the country

COUTURE INVITATION DRESSING! A luxury invitations & gifts boutique for the modern day client from around the world. The designer is known to develop customized invitation cards & boxes to make the ďŹ rst impression truly unique. Puneet Gupta celebrates the liberty of luxury and style for all special occasions; weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, parties, festivals, etc. His collection promises to be a blend of Parisian chic and Indian craft. The services includeInvites, personalized stationary, party stationary, gift bags, identity design, bespoke art etc. These rare pieces of art are a synergism of ďŹ ne fabrics, metal, wood, crystal and rare papers. The designer has been the favorite among its discerning, high proďŹ le Indian clientele. So now you know from where to get your visual tease for your next party!

You can buy a Dhoombox online at www. dhoombox.com or from our retail partners. Contact sales@dhoombox.com for corporate sales inquiries or call our hotline at 011 41722000. Give the gift of choice with Dhoombox!

Dhoombox Concept Pvt. Ltd. A 31 Third Floor Feroze Gandhi Marg, Lajpat Nagar 2 Your motorcycle journey begins now‌

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E-3 Defence Colony, Outer Ring Road. Tel: 9911116749, 9368240426 www.puneetguptainvitations.com info@puneetguptainvitations.com

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Events Calendar

SUN 10/3, 12pm | Delhi University Model United Nations Crisis Summit 2013 DUMUN Crisis Summit 2013 is an unconventional MUN conference which will incorporate never seen before committees and plethora of debating and brainstorming.

SUN 10/3 | Photorgy 2013 PHOTORGY 2013 is India’s ďŹ rst and Largest International Photography Festival that intends to introduce entrepreneurship into the ďŹ eld of photography.

FRI 29/3 | India Fashion Summit 2013 Indian Federation for Fashion Development is mounting one of its major events entitled “India Fashion Summit�. The event includes a conference, fashion shows and a party.

FRI 29/3 – SUN 31/3 | The Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival This is the 2nd edition of the Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival at the Baikunth Resorts, Kasauli. www.genesis-foundation.net/events

SAT 16/3 | SYNESTHESIA 2013 Battle of the Bands @ Pearl Utsav Pearl Academy presents SYNESTHESIA 2013, a platform for the brilliantly talented musicians to showcase their caliber at their annual event Pearl Utsav. @ Siri Fort Auditorium For further details, contact: 9871961186, 8826133569

MON 18/3 – SAT 2/4 Galexie Video This exhibition showcases the best of video art from the collection of the French National Centre for Visual Arts. @ Lalit Kala Akademi www.bonjour-india.in

WED 27/3 | Holi Cow! Festival Music + Madness Holi Cow gets fatter, better and madder. Moo! www.facebook.com/holicowfestival Your motorcycle journey begins now‌

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Movie Highlight FLIGHT Release Date: March 1 Genre: Drama Language: English Rating: U/A. All ages admitted, but children below 12 to be accompanied by an adult Running Time: 2 hours 18 minutes Captain Whittaker (Denzel Washington), a seasoned airline pilot, miraculously crash lands his plane, saving nearly 102 passengers. After the crash, he is hailed as a hero, but the investigation grows and the blood test he gave the night of the accident shows he had alcohol in his system‌ IMDB Rating: 7.4

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Events Calendar

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DATE

EVENT

DETAILS

FRI 1/3

FUZZCULTURE

T.L.R., Hauz Khas Village

SAT 2/3

FRANCO INDIAN CHARITY FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

TBD | www.bonjour-india.in

SAT 2/3

DJ Frankie & Su-Real (hip-hop, dubstep, drum and bass, nu disco, nu soul, electro and classic mash-ups)

T.L.R., Hauz Khas Village

SAT 2/3 & SUN 3/3

PLAY - BHUVANESHWAR DAR BHUVANESHWAR AND BYE SU

India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (Hindi, 1h35 min, drama)

WED 13/3

LITERATURE - MY FAVORITE CAMUS

Alliance Francaise de Delhi www.bonjour-india.in

SAT 16/3

DELHI JAZZ FESTIVAL

Nehru Park

WED 20/3

NIGHT OF FRENCH LITERATURE 2013

Ambassador Residence - Embassy of Switzerland www.bonjour-india.in

FRI 22/3 MAR 26/3

INDIA VS AUSTRALIA (cricket, test match)

Feroz Shah Kotla

SUN 31/3

PLACE DES ANGES – LES STUDIOS DE CIRQUE

Jantar Mantar Park www.bonjour-india.in

Art Exhibitions Till FRI 15/3 | Art Walk Delhi International Airport, in association with Gallerie Nvya, presents “Art Walk�, an art exhibition with a collection of 34 paintings and sculptures by 22 contemporary Indian artists at Terminal 1D of the Indira Gandhi International Airport. @ Indira Gandhi International Airport

THU 21/2 – SAT 23/3 | SH Raza, Recent Works The Paris based artist has created his own text for modernism creating a large repertoire of symbols, color tonalities, extended spaces and the vocabulary by incorporating international sensibilities. His paintings from www.vintagerides.com

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1970s are more gestural in technique and expression, even in terms of colors exuding its spontaneity. @ Vadehra Art Gallery D-40 Defence Colony. Contact: 011-24622545 / 24615368

SAT 16/2 – SAT 23/2 | Evening Dreams by Arash Art lovers and critics are cordially invited. It is an eight day show and the ďŹ rst two series; Evening Dreams and The mind-bending. Some food along with some beer and wine will be served. @ Aparna Art Gallery, 11am - 7pm 4 Siri Fort Institutional Area, Hauz Khas. RSVP Call: 8791172936 Your motorcycle journey begins now‌




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Discover Delhi

The Delhi Bird Trail BIRDS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES ARE SEEN ACROSS DELHI AND THEIR SONG IS A FAINT BUT DISTINCT COMPONENT OF THE CITY’S VAST CACOPHONY OF SOUNDS. HERE WE LOOK AT THE TOP BIRDING HOT SPOTS IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.

Okhla Bird Sanctuary It is a birder’s dream in the winters with Northern Shovelers, Flamingos, Eurasian Widgeons & Bar-Headed Geese etc. It also abounds in the native winged population such as Lapwings, Waterhens, Moorhens & Egrets. Location: Near Kalindi Kunj Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary This sanctuary is an expanse of open scrub forest which turns intoxicatingly lush during the rains. Black Redstarts, Warblers, White-Eyes, Grey Francolins & many a Babbler and Cuckoo prance about here. Location: Southern Ridge

Bhalswa Jheel An interesting place of observation, it shows how the waste of human civilisation can sustain attractive birds like Painted Storks, Avocets, Stilts, Sandpipers, Wagtails & Herons etc. Location: Jahangirpuri National Zoological Park The Zoo has a vibrant ecosystem with a large resident population of Storks, Pelicans, Cormorants & Grebes. Blue-grey hawks are seen itting from tree to tree, much to the terror of smaller birds. Location: Mathura Road Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary It showcases the best of Delhi’s nature reserve. Spread over 1.43 sq. kms, this hotspot has a lake that sustains a sizeable bird population & has a centre devoted to India’s Bird-Man, Salim Ali. Location: Sultanpur, Gurgaon

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The Ridge The Ridge has neatly made paths snaking in & out of the vegetation. Crowpheasants, Bulbuls, Warblers, Spotbilled Ducks, Peafowls, Flame-backed Woodpeckers etc. are regularly sighted. Location: Timarpur Charity Bird Hospital This hospital was established as a charitable centre for the treatment of ill & injured avians by followers of the Jain faith. It accommodates thousands of birds and receives ‘patients’ day in & out. Location: Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi To discover more hidden gems of Delhi or to keep up with all the latest happenings in the city including restaurants, nightlife & events log on to SoDelhi.Com - Your Local City Guide




Experience Delhi Ride a Segway Delhi is no more a stranger to the world’s coolest machine, the Segway PT i2. Glide past all the great sights of Lutyens Delhi and become a celebrity for the day as everyone watches you whizz by.

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Well-Being DR. AGGARWAL’S DENTAL INSTITUTE

Smile keepers since 1977

Accura-The Clinical Laboratory. Dr. Yatish Sharma The most convenient, expat-friendly General Physician in South Delhi. Dr. Yatish Sharma speaks French and is affordable, available and amicable. He does consultations by appointment, but he also does home visits for expatriates who are unable to visit him at his clinic. This clinic is conveniently located in Vasant Vihar, South Delhi.His clinic is backed up by a ďŹ lly equipped laboratory that follows international standards (www.accuralabs.com). Complete health check-ups, including complete blood tests are done at the clinic.

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Dr. Aggarwal’s Dental Institute Dr. Aggarwal’s Dental Centre is a landmark oral care institute, with ISO 9001 & 14001 certifications. Under the aegis of renowned implantologists Dr. S.P. Aggarwal, it has become the synonym for advanced expertise (sp. smile design & dental implant treatments) and a popular hub for health tourists from abroad. With 12 operatories, stringent sterilization protocols and in house radiology and prosthetic labs, patient satisfaction is a given.

P-8, Green Park Extn. Tel: 011-26190777 / 7777 www.draggarwalsdental.com

Movie Highlight Jack The Giant Killer (3D) Release Date: March 22 Genre: Drama Language: English Rating: U/A. All ages admitted, but children below 12 to be accompanied by an adult A modern day fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer leads an expedition into the giants’ kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess. www.vintagerides.com




Breaks From Delhi

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Holi and the Elephant Festival in Jaipur! March 26 & 27 and jewels. Elephant beauty contests, tug-of-war between elephants as well as visitors, and folk dances are some of the enthralling performances to watch and participate in! In the evening, the night sky is illuminated with ďŹ reworks to commemorate the beginning of the festival of Holi. Does it not sound magical? Jaipur is a vibrant and culturally rich city. It is steeped in majestic forts, ancient buildings and local jewels. You can visit the sprawling Amber Fort, the Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds), the famous observatory, and the Maharaja’s palace, which are some of the gems of this unique city. We can propose many other charming places to enjoy in Jaipur. It is the perfect weekend getaway for an initial glimpse into Rajasthan. Come back to Delhi rested and invigorated! Chaotic or ordered, exuberant or servile, the door to Rajasthan is a capital infused with the colours of hospitality. So it is only natural that Holi, the festival of colours, is celebrated with vigour and in style in the capital of Rajasthan. On the eve of Holi, the annual Elephant Festival is hosted in the heart of the city. This year, it will be held on the 26th of March. A grand procession of these majestic creatures takes place, while they are decorated and adorned in colours, clothing

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