Do you remember the last time you stepped out for a leisurely walk, just to enjoy the beauty of surroundings around you? Can't remember? The third edition of the Delhi Walk Festival provides the citizens of Delhi the perfect opportunity to explore the city once again from a fresh perspective.
The festival has been flagged off on November 2 and will bring its flags down on the 12th of November. The Delhi Walk Festival offers an excellent opportunity for those living in the city to explore the place like a first-timer which introduces a whole different dimension to the city different from what you have imagined. The event is an open invitation to the Delhiites to explore the city's heritage, culture and getting to know more about its twisty bylanes.
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Who Is Behind This?
Supported by the authorities of Delhi tourism, the Delhi Walk Festival 2017 happens under the guidance and expertise of historians, anthropologists, musicians, ecologists, informed hobbyists and many notable personalities who allow the participants to redefine the depths of Delhi's countless incarnations and all the things that makes the city not only beautiful but also a source of influence to the greatest of poets.
The walk festival is offering more than 80 walks which are divided into six different themes, such as Culture and Heritage, Food, Music and Art, Design and Photography, Nature and Ecology and Alternative and Experimental. With schedules made for a period of 11 days, each of these walks would be led and guided by a well-known personality-the best person to share their knowledge about the respective subject.
The Purpose Of The Festival
Walking both in its literal understanding and also reality allows the function of mobility or transporting one. At The Delhi Walk Festival one would be trespassing across the various cultural, social and class boundaries. In the very different historical setting of Delhi, walking around the city is an interesting game to be played with idea of time.
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For example, the walk or journey that one makes between the monuments built during the time of the Delhi Sultanate to the modern structures comprising of the metro stations, which are barely a few metres away from where many individuals would cross paths makes walking in Delhi a very interesting experience.
Celebrating Vibrancy And Plurality
The Delhi Walk Festival aims to celebrate the vibrancy and plurality of the fast-paced, evolving modern city while accommodating its rich history, complex cultures and diverse chronicles. The festival brings to you, some well-know personalities who act as guides to a number of walks in this edition of the festival-William Dalrymple, Ashok Mathur, Sadia Dehlvi and many more. While Delhi is home to a series of festivals throughout the year, the Delhi Walk Festival is something one must not miss.
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Aastha Chauhan, the festival director, rightly quotes, "The festival is obviously about walking. Walk to discover, to get lost, to learn, to unlearn, to know your city better . . . But mostly walk to find yourself through these myriad frameworks of urban existence."
If you are interested in this very different festival, register in the official site of the festival and walk along to the multiple narratives of the city.