Events To Attend This Week (06/02/15 – 12/02/15)

An international puppet festival, Neralu tree festival, Surajkund Mela, a sports event for differently abled children and a lot more to look forward to this week. Here are six events you should not miss.

1. Fourth Virasat Pune Heritage Festival – Pune


34 organizations with an eclectic line up of 48 events shall offer a unique opportunity to learn about Pune’s history, its cultural and natural heritage. The Festival is organised by Janwani with the support of Pune Municipal Corporation. Events are open to all, most are FREE and all promote Pune’s culture and heritage, kindly share. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need more info about the festival.
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When: 6th to 15th February
Where: Various locations in Pune

2. Neralu Tree Festival – Bengaluru


Neralu is one-of-a-kind public event that celebrates trees, and possibly the only one in the recent times to be a completely crowdfunded, completely Citizen led event. The Neralu organising community is now a large network of over 200 people. The festival begins on 7th February, 2015 at Doddamavalli Katte near Lalbagh; where local communities have been using the traditional tree platforms as an integral part of their lives – where the Peepul, Neem and Banni trees are revered along with snake stones. NERALU’s focus is to draw attention to this old-world charm that flourishes in many parts of Bangalore. Register here. 

When: 7th to 14th Feb
Where: Various locations in Bengaluru

 3. Surajkund Crafts Mela – Haryana


The Mela showcases the richness and diversity of the handicrafts, handlooms and the cultural heritage of India. The idea of hosting the Mela is to recreate a pristine rural ambience for foreign and domestic tourists, tell the patrons of arts and crafts of the skills involved in creative arts, to introduce craftspersons directly to the buyers, and to identify, nurture and preserve the languishing crafts of the country. Uniqueness of the Mela is that one of the Indian states gets the honour to occupy the position of the Theme State each year. Theme state this year is Chhatisgarh.

When: 1st to 15th Feb
Where: Surajkund, Faridabad, Haryana.

4. 13th Ishara International Puppet Festival – Delhi


The Ishara International Puppet Theatre marks its 13th anniversary with new and exciting performances from India and across the world. Produced by Teamwork Arts, the festival is an established platform which nurtures and promotes the mixed medium puppetry in India, and brings forth the best of Indian and international Puppet Theatre for the audience, expanding their cultural experiences. From the modern and traditional forms of puppetry, ranging from rod to string puppets, to mixed performances with dance, theatre and music and more; audiences of all ages will be entertained with a variety of vibrant and spellbinding shows. More details.

When: 3rd to 11th Feb
Where: Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi and Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon

5. Temples of Tamil Nadu – Chennai

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DakshinaChitra brings to you an exhibition of oil paintings by artist K Ravee titled Temples Of Tamilnadu. On display will be a collection of work showcasing the images and sculptures from temples. More details.

When: 5th to 28th Feb
Where: East Coast Road, Muttukadu Chennai

6. Sports Day for differently abled children – Mumbai

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The event is organized by Secure Giving in aid of Concern India Foundation and will include 170 children from around Mumbai participating in races on crutches, races for those with visual, auditory and cognitive problems, and so on. Please be there to support the kids. For more details, contact –

When: 6th Feb
Where: Dharavi Sports Complex

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