Run, Delhi, run
What: All the ladies in the city, gear up for the biggest women’s marathon. Pinkathon is back with its sixth edition to spread awareness on healthy lifestyle and increase awareness of breast cancer. Conceptualised and hosted by Milind Soman, it is an initiative of the United Sisters Foundation, Pinkathon creates awareness on social causes. Even though it is not a fundraiser, all the participants are encouraged to raise money, which will be donated directly to Women’s Cancer Initiative in Mumbai and other NGOs across the country.
When: September 23 (5:30 – 8:30 am)
Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
What: Exploring the struggles of growing up, here’s an exhibition of painting that brings together inspiration and imagination. ‘Ways of Being’ by Sahaya Sharma explores the need for people to understand what emotions are made of. With notes about different experiences that accompany each piece, her abstract surrealist artworks take you through a whimsical journey of hidden beings and scenes that come to life with the help of the viewers’ perception.
When: September 14-17
Where: Alliance Française, 72
Mad over momos
What: For all the foodies, one of the largest momo festivals, is back in the city. Indulge in over 300 types of momos from
across the country. GoBuzzinga Momo Festival will also offer desserts, tipples, performances and lots more. From mutton rogan josh, hazelnut, tandoori malai momos, Afghani, rice, kurkure to even vodka momos, the festival offers it all.
When: October 6 – 7 (12 pm)
Where: Ansal Plaza, August Kranti Marg
What: Hello Farmaiish Delhi is a play that portrays women who find enterprising ways to traverse through time, distance and space.
Three misfits in a forgotten hamlet decide to create an experimental community radio to follow Kalpana Chawla’s odyssey to space. The daily broadcast takes them on a flight of imagination and misadventures. Hosting a show that explores the universe out of their reach, they soon find that it takes them to uncharted dimensions. They start getting calls — from people who wonder if buffaloes can fly, to advising a confounded farmer who confuses a black hole with a mole on his donkey’s hind quarters. The audience base keeps growing and the show becomes the top favourite radio broadcast for villagers. Drop by to find out what happens next.
When: September 22
Where: Kamani Auditorium, 1 Copernicus Marg
A cradle of culture
What: From his explorations of the exquisite natural beauty, magnificent flora and fauna and culture, photographer Shyamal Dutta has captured the life of North-east India’s tribes. His collection is a visual record of the uniqueness of tribal life — a way of life that is confronting the contradiction of modernity. Right from a family waking up at dawn, he shows how they light the fire in the hearth, cook and eat, after which all members leave for the hills to tend to their crops and return at sunset. With this exhibition he hopes to evoke curiosity and interest in tribes whose traditional way of life is disappearing as modernity takes over.
When: September 12- 21 (11 am – 7 pm)
Where: India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg