India is still an enigma for me. It's been nearly three years I am experiencing its sunny days, but everything is new to me. I haven't seen much of India yet, only few cities in the North. The city I live in is quiet diverse and actively promotes any kind of interaction between its citizens. Last weekend we went to The Street Art Festival which took place near the lake. The Street Arts festival is held every year and gathers all those who is willing to show the art forms they work in. The whole street was banned for cars to come and you could just walk on the road and view what was going on. And there was something to see. Any fair, any concert, any festival organized in the city, attracts loads of people thus such events are usually crowded and very loud. I don't like them much, but the curiosity and wish to explore new things take me and my husband there.
The festival presents many types of arts. You can see that India is not only about dancing and singing. I was pleased to find many artists, sculptors and musicians there.
Music is of course, one of the parts of nations' culture. There were performing Punjabi with a bagpipe and drums. There were other traditional instruments and dancing. My husband couldn't say where those guys in orange clothing belonged to, but they looked like Rajasthani to me.
The traditional Indian Doll theater was one of the shows I liked very much. The doll was "playing" very realistically.
The next picture represents the diversity of modern Indian culture: graffiti on the walls with traditional rangoli decorations, clay work by one of the artists... all is blended up!
When the street of the street art finished, we proceeded towards the lake and found (to my husband's pleasure) some stalls with variety of food. There were such specialties of Indian kitchen like Amritsari kulcha, Rajastani kachori and others.
By the time we tried some food the full moon rose and lit the lake. Isn't nature magical?
Hope you had a lovely colorful weekend too :)