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From Shahs To Jats | The Shahpur Jat Walk with Delhi Dallying and LBBD

Editors posted on 01 April

Shahpur Jat. The lively eclectic jungle of creativity and art is the “other village”, the design and lifestyle hamlet, the not very loud yet happening cousin of Hauz khas village, whose understated charm lies in it’s food, fashion, historic and art offerings.

Explore the changing hues of this urban village, through Shahpur Jat’s meandering streets, surrounded by splashes of colour, past tailoring sweatshops and hole-in-the-wall vendors selling beads and baubles, unpainted brick buildings, overhanging wires and the numerous chaiwallahs serving hot chai {interesting snippet of how they started}, to understand the co-existing cosmos of cultures. It’s hard to imagine that this urban village traces its roots back to 1303, when Alaudin Khilji founded the second city of Delhi, Siri.

Walk with us on the 12th of April, as we delve into the stories of how the village came to be as it is, learn about the omnipresent street art and the tales behind it, and take you through our hand-picked, favourite stores of design and lifestyle. With LBBD moving home there, you’ll have many reasons to keep coming back!

When | 12th April, 2014 {Saturday}

Time | 11 am to 1 pm OR 4pm to 6pm

Where | Shahpur Jat {meeting point details to be sent upon confirmation}

Charges | INR 1,000 per person, INR 900 per person for groups of 3 or more

What this includes |  A guided walk, printed map of the route, water, local snacks & a beverage

About Delhi Dallying |  Experience Delhi through the eyes and hearts of three young architects+designers. At Delhi Dallying, we converse and engage with the city through writing, talking, walking and design interventions. We explore and share narratives that are relevant and fresh even in seemingly ordinary, everyday situations. We like telling stories about that grey bit of magic that emerges when people, places and their histories come together. Find them on facebook / wordpress