Raasrang Holi Utsav- the festival continues to enchant its eager audience by bringing to Delhi, Holi from different parts of India. This year the Raasrang Holi Utsav will bring together the Govt of Assam, Rajasthan and Bihar and celebrate the spirit of spring also popularly known as Basant and for the first time an international team from Bangladesh is also participating.
In the previous six editions the festival was celebrated by prestigious ensembles showcasing Braj Ki Holi, Marwar ki Holi, Uttrakhand Ki Khadhi and Bhaithi Holi, Vrindavan ki Phoolan Ki Holi, Banares Ki Holi, Manipur Ki Yaoshang Holi among others.
The festival is in its seventh year now and will be marked by Rajasthan ki Holi which will celebrate the energy and colour of Braj ki lathmaar, phoolon ki Holi , Mayur dance and Raas-lila with an earthy desert flavor. Next in line is Barpeta ki Holi which features Devotional Holi geets expressing ecstatic devotion and the colourful beauty of nature accompanied by Dhulki (type of Drum) and taal (a cymbal).
Bhojpuri Jhoomar combines melodious song and energetic dance to herald the festive season of Spring from Bihar and Basant Songs by Bangladeshi team- Nazrul geet, contemporary music and baul songs will be a part of this year celebrations.
Where: Dilli Haat, opposite INA, Sri Aurobindo Marg
When: 22 March – 24 March
Timing: 5 pm onwards
TUCK IN AND CELEBRATE!
Colour on your platter- On offer are some of the platters decked up in colours and named under the spirit of Holi. Food menu ranges for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians with platters like Desi Rangeen and Videshi Rangeen served along with a thandai.
At: Hinglish: The Colonial Cafe, Ground Floor, Pacific Mall, Subhash Nagar
When: 22 March – 27 March
Timings: 12 pm – 12 am
Price: Rs 750 (veg) and Rs 900 (non-veg)
Naturally colourful- On offer would be a platter of colourful mini Idlis that are inspired by the colours of Holi such as orange (gunpowder), yellow (turmeric), green (coriander) and red (fiery guntur chilies). The colorful Idlis will be served with sambhar and chutney. All the ingredients add to the extra taste and will fit the wallet well.
At: All Vaango outlets
When: 20 March- 27 March
Timings: 11 am- 11 pm
Price: Rs 99 onwards
PARTY OUT LOUD AT RANG HOLI UTSAV
Rang 2013- Catch the best of electronic music experience this Holi and groove to both International and national tunes by multiple artists. To further enhance the experience, the festival offers extensive fun activities and attractions such as a rain dance, imaginative drinking games, mind blowing visuals and lots of color.
From the International circuit artists like Dub FX, Ace Ventura, Liquid Soul and EMOK will play along with desi names like Reggae Rajahs, Audiogramme, S.O.N.R., Murti, V Society, Bass Pilots, Smash Nasty, Hamza, Arjun Gandhi who will mesmerise all with their music.
Where: Hotel Lilywhite, Chattapur
When: 27 March
Timing: 12pm -7 pm
Price : Rs 2500 (all cover)