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New Delhi, Thursday, March 22, 2012

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A view of the Tibetan market in Janpath, Connaught Place

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A man selling lafing, flat noodles in gravy, topped with shredded soyabean

DELHI’S OWN TIBET The city offers a memorable Tibetan experience, be it food or goods from the region

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Though Majnu Ka Tila is famous for Tibetan food, you can also buy handicraft items there

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ven though the festive ceremonies of Bodhi Awakening, a three day long Tibetan cultural festival, concluded recently, the Capital is still high on the Tibetan flavour. We bring you a list of places across the city where you can relish Tibetan delicacies and purchase beautiful handicraft items from the region.

Food

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The Tibetan settlement in New Aruna Nagar near ISBT is like a mini Tibet that offers

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interesting eating options. Visit the Hot Yak Café, located close to the entrance. Try their dry noodles, which are steamed noodles topped with chicken pieces in a thick spicy gravy for R70. There is also a good option in the 30year-old Tee Dee’s restaurant, which serves Tibetan food like gyuma (meat sausages) and Sabhaley (a fried gujia with meat filling). While you are here, don’t miss out on the street food. Try the homemade momos at the Monastery courtyard, where six pieces would cost you R20. The serving for R20 is quite filling. There are options

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Statues such as these are available for R225

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to enjoy Tibetan cuisine in South Delhi too. Go to Yeti in Hauz Khas Village for chicken momos (R250) and thukpa (R300). You can also visit Tibet Kitchen in Lajpat Nagar. It is known for Tingsha, glass noodles with chunks of mutton, which costs R135.

Shop If you love flaunting Tibetan beads and stones, then New Aruna Nagar is the place to shop for these accessories. Check out the small shops lining the colony for imported tops, skirts and dresses (R300) from Thailand. There is also a wide range of shoes

(R400 onwards) and bags to choose from. For customised jewellry, step into R.R. Tibetan ornaments shop, which has a whole range of precious and semi precious stones. For buying jeans, head to the monastery market at Majnu Ka Tila, where you can get the denims for about R650. Another destination for Tibetan goods is the Tibetan market at Janpath. Along with jewellry, handicrafts made of wood, marble, jute, clay, bamboo and rich silk are also sold here. Check out Ravindra Art Palace for Buddhist statues and Tibetan paintings (R500 onwards).

Pottery and ceramics are also a hit with the visitors

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Hot Yak Café at the Tibetan settlement in New Aruna Nagar

City gets a flowery treat WHAT IS IKEBANA?

Ikebana is an ancient Japanese art form of arranging flowers in a different and exquisite style. Traditional Ikebana is extremely formalised. However, the modern version, which began about a 100 years ago, allows more spontaneity. The emphasis is on creating beautiful, symmetrical lines and harmony of colour, combining them with a container appropriate to the material used and the style of arrangement.

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People from all age groups learn and practice this art form of sending a message through flowers

—Amrita Mankad, chairperson, Reach For The Stars exhibition

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elebrating the Japanese flower arrangement of Ikebana, an exhibition in the city will showcase about 65 such art pieces made by artists. The exhibition is being organised by the Delhi chapter of Ikebana International, a worldwide non-profit cultural organisation that works towards promotion of mutual understanding and friendship through Ikebana. Each year, the exhibition has a theme. While it was Friendship Through Flowers last year as a gesture for the Tsunami vicitims in Japan, this time around, the theme is Reach Out For The Stars, which aims at giving out the message of looking ahead and leaving life’s hurdles behind. “What better than flowers

to give out a message. The arrangements, which are exhibited, are made by the members of the society,” says Amrita Mankad, the chairperson of the exhibition. The members of the society meet once in a month and classes are also carried out to learn the art form. “The Delhi Ikebana International was formed in 1965. As of now, we have a strength of 109 members, who are of different age groups,” says Mankad. All the arrangements in this one day exhibition will be created on the spot using flowers available at the local florist, as well as taking the help of other materials. Under the broader umbrella of Ikebana International, there are two functioning schools of Ikebana — Sogetsu and Ohara School of Ikebana. “The Ohara School allows to use anything that’s growing around you, with no artificial props,” says Mankad.

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What: Reach For The Stars (Ikebana exhibition) When: March 23 Timings: 11.30am-5.30pm Where: India International Centre, Main Art Gallery, Max Mueller Marg Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market on the Violet Line

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