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7 Things to Check Out at the GIG Carnival

Ipsita posted on 4th February

Curated by Gourmet Planet and the Incredible India campaign, The Great Indian Golchakkar {GIG} Carnival is a three-day carnival that will celebrate the craft, cuisine, and culture of India. There’s a whole lot going to happen at the carnival—over 30 musical acts, a huge array of eats, and a gorgeous collection of rare and luxury crafts to throw all your money at.

To make life simpler, we’re picking the top seven things definitely worth checking out at the carnival. You’re welcome, you guys.

Prateek Kuhad

Prateek Kuhad P7With the release of his much awaited album {In Tokens & Charms} in 2015, Prateek Kuhad established himself as one of the frontrunners of India's independent music scene. After having performed at venues across New York, Prague, and New Orleans, he’s now all set to bring his unique blend of minimal folk arrangements and pop rock melodies to the GIG Carnival.

Silver filigree work from Orissa

filigreeMade by craftsmen based in Cuttack, and a few other villages in the Cuttack district, the silver filigree work {locally known as Tarakasi} requires some insane skills. This 500-year-old art form features fine strands of silver wire that are soldered to form designs. You can find earrings, bags, hair pins, neckpieces, and lots more here.

Lucknowi Tundey kebabs

tunday kababYou may have had many versions of this royal kebab, but the GIG Carnival is bringing them to you right from the land of Nawabs. Over 100 masalas go into creating the melt-in-your-mouth tundey kebabs, and we suggest you get yourself some stretchy soft rumali rotis to go with it.

Rogan art from Gujarat

rogan art 3Practiced by a family living in a village called Nirona in Gujarat, this ancient craft is over 300 years old, and has a Persian influence. Get yourself to the GIG Carnival to experience the rare Rogan art of painting live, if nothing else.

Masks of Majuli

Gol ChakkarPassed down from father to son, or teacher to student, in the Sattras, the art of mask making in Assam is said to almost be a hereditary skill that a few possess. You must definitely check out life-sized pieces of the Cho mask, Lotokai mask, and Mukh mask, all of which have been made of clay, wood, bamboo, and cloth.

Kuremal ki Kulfi

kuremal kulfiIf you haven’t been to the crowded old lanes of Sitaram Bazar Road in Chawri Bazar and gotten yourself some awesome kulfi from Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwale, {which has been serving probably the best kulfi in Delhi since 1908}, there’s still a chance to set things right. Go already!

Run! It’s the Kid

An indie-folk act based out of Delhi, Run! It’s the Kid is all set to release an album at the end of this month, so you can probably catch them performing some of their newest songs at the carnival.

When: 5 – 7 February

Where: Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road

Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium

Price: Entry ticket for INR 200. Buy tickets here.

Timings: 12pm – 10pm

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Find out more here and here.

This story is in partnership with Great Indian Golchakkar.

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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

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