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Capital goes on Ravan’s quest

 MPost |  2012-10-23 22:08:12.0  |  New Delhi

Capital goes on Ravan’s quest

It is that time of the year again when the city gears up to banish all evil [figuratively speaking] from its precincts. And to do that, it decks up in festive finery. Yes, you guessed it right. We are speaking of Dussehra and the tradition of Raavan burning — a metaphoric way to banish the curse of evil.

And while many of us actually go to witness the act in nearby parks or even the famous ones in the city, here was one chance to witness all the behind-the-scenes activity.


The Raavan in the City Walk saw the curious meet up at the Rajeev Chowk Metro Station on Sunday afternoon to walk and take the metro to Titarpur where the Raavan effigies are made.

Organised by 1100 Walks, this tour took people around the nooks and corners of Titarpur in west Delhi, one of the neighbourhoods where the Raavan effigy making is an industry in itself every year.

Those who participated got to see first hand how Raavans are made, chatted with the Raavan makers, and hogged on some Dussera special jalebis.

All in all, it made for a fun Sunday during the festive season.

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