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Hocus pocus time

Hocus pocus time
Magic is an art of producing illusions. From young to old, everyone is enamoured by magic.   
Delhi Tourism and Indian Brotherhood of Magicians are hosting the second Magic Festival in the Capital.

Around 50 magicians from all over India and abroad will be performing at the three-day extravaganza.

‘For me magic is devotion and dedication. With a slight of the hand and logic-defying tricks, I can mesmerise the audience,’ said Sumit Kharbanda, magician and secretary of Indian Brotherhood of Magicians.

The concert comprises magical listings like interactive shows, street magic shows, magic teaching sessions, drawing competition and fancy dress competition for kids and presentations on the history of magic in India.

‘Magic is an art which you can’t share with anyone. It needs to be kept secret otherwise it will no more be an illusion,’ added Sumit.

‘Magic requires more clarity with creativity,’ said Rahul Kharbanda, magician.

The festival is an attempt to uplift the art of magic, to place its value as a prehistoric and sophisticated art.Yet another aim is to put Indian magical art on an international level.

‘I feel the government needs to do more. Magic as a career also gives you the same amount of money and fame as in any other career,’ said Sumit.

Magicians participating include Sumit Kharbandha, Rahul Kharbandha, Soumya Deb [from West Bengal], Suraj [the first runner up of India’s Magic Star show] and international names like Kristy from Russia and Eric LecLerc from Canada.

Let your imagination give you a break from the humdrum of regular life now. Let magic realism help you transcend everything.


At: Dilli Haat, Pitampura
When: 15 September and 16 September
Timings: 12 pm onwards
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