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June 18, 2011 at 2:11 am · Filed under British Columbia, Environment, Events, Social Environment, Summer and tagged: Creekside Community Centre, Fabiola Nabil Naguib, GROW Project Walk June 18 in Vancouver, open discussion, Rajdeep Singh Gill, Sustainability in Relationship, Vancouver
GROW Project | Walk
Due to the weather this event has been rescheduled for June 25th from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Please note that an indoor venue will be provided if the weather does not cooperate – so rain or shine we hope to see you at this event! Please see below for updated information about presenters.
Sustainability in Relationship: Conscious, Connected and Creative Living
Rajdeep Singh Gill
Fabiola Nabil Naguib
Saturday June 25, 2011
At the north entrance to Creekside Community Centre
1 Athletes Way
Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1
We will meet outside if it is sunny and if it is raining, we will hold the talk and discussion at a venue inside
Please join curator and scholar Rajdeep Singh Gill and artist, writer, and activist Fabiola Nabil Naguib for this talk, discussion and walking journey in expanding notions of sustainability.
This dynamic couple, partners in life and work for almost a decade, will explore concepts and practices of conscious, creative, and connected living and how they cultivate and nurture sustainability as a relationship between all things. They will share some of their insights, speak to the importance of engaging the interconnections of sustainability and facilitate an open discussion.
This walk is sure to stir those already committed to sustainability and those awakening to its expansive possibilities.
August 12, 2010
7 to 10 pm
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE DELHI
72, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi 110003
Red Earth / Alliance Francaise de Delhi / Exhibit 320 / Latitude 28
EVENT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS
Celebrate the traditional monsoon festival of Hariyali Teej with Genda Phool, the eternal marigold flower.
Swing: genda phool jhoola….
Shringaar teej-genda: mehendi, bangles, floral jewellery
Thela Mela 1: genda merchandise and groovy design on the Indian hand pushed cart
Sawan ka Khana, Sawan ka Gana: special teej foods, jive to monsoon music
Hari Bhari Genda Wari Dress Code: Wear the monsoony Indian Greens and genda colours – orange, red, yellow. Green and genda together! Bonus points for Sarees & Rajasthani Leheriya
Entry by invitation only.
For donor invites / details contact 41764054 / email@example.com
Opening Event of The Monsoon Festival 5
Conceived, Curated and Presented by Red Earth / Himanshu Verma
Alliance Francaise de Delhi
The Wall Project
Walk to the Dying Flower Markets of Delhi
The city of flowers is giving way to the city of flyovers!
Sunday 18th July 2010
6 am to 11 am
6 am: Collecting at meeting point
11 am: Walk finishes at meeting point
Near Ticket Counter, Dilli Haat, Opp. INA Market
Please park your vehicles here, the group will proceed in an AC bus from here.
Mode of Commuting: Bus / Walk
The walk will take you to the three main flower markets of Delhi. The flower markets of Delhi are temples of beauty amidst the concrete jungle of the city, and an integral part of the city’s heritage and culture.
Sadly however, the Government of Delhi, in an extremely myopic vein is relocating these flower markets to one singular flower market in Ghazipur. We at The Genda Phool Project however are formulating a strategy of building public opinion against this proposal. We are working towards the possibilities of a campaign to save these markets on grounds of right to livelihood, issues of displacement, as well as issues of urban heritage and aesthetics, and those of people’s participation, involvement and consent in development initiatives.
Each of the three flower markets is beautiful in that they have a distinct and unique character, which will be lost once they are relocated in a strange “flower market building” on the outskirts of the city.
We will start our Phool Mandi walk with the market at Baba Kharak Singh Marg, opposite Hanuman Mandir. The mandi operates from 4 am to 9 am, and accomplishes business worth crores in this duration. The flash in the pan phenomenon – here now, gone in a second, is fascinating. This is ’s largest flower market, and specialises largely in cut flowers of all varieties and even some dry flowers and flower decoration equipments.
From New Delhi we move to Old Delhi, to explore the Genda Phool Mandi at Fatehpuri Masjid, Chandni Chowk. Again, only a morning mandi. Farmers and flower sellers are seen milling around, and again, by around 9 am the mandi vanishes, and the spice market of Khari Baoli, around which the mandi is located, emerges. This mandi only sells genda phool (marigold flower) in its loose form.
Finally, we will take you to another city of Delhi – Mehrauli. The Mehrauli flower market again largely specialises in Genda Phool (in loose and garland form) but also some cut flowers. This Mandi however, is open all day, unlike the other two which are temporary / morning ones.
Do join us for this one, it may be one of your last chances to see these lovely flower markets if the government has its way. But we are hoping it will not…
6 am – Collect at meeting point. Please be on time.
6.30 am – 7.15 am – Explore the Phool Mandi (flower market) at Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place.
8 am – 9 am – Fatehpuri Flower Market, Chandni Chowk. Indian breakfast at Chandni Chowk, at participant’s cost.
9.45 – 10.15 am – Mehrauli Flower Market
11 am – Walk finishes at Dilli Haat
Maximum number of participants
Contribution: Rs. 500/- per person.
No contribution to be paid for children if they are sharing a seat.
To register and for details contact
Please carry the following: umbrella / hat, water.
We will provide some sharbats (traditional Indian cold drinks) / tea / refreshments on the bus.
Carry bags for buying flowers. Say no to plastic!
Wear genda colours – orange, yellow, red & maroon.
Saturday 4 July 2010
12 noon to 5 pm
Contribution: Rs. 750/-
For venue details and registration contact:
Himanshu Verma / 41764054 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximum no. of participants / session: 12
After celebrating Sharbats and Kulfis, we now celebrate yet another classic summer food: Mango, the king of Indian fruits. Enjoy different varieties of the mango and enjoy the versatility of the mango as we learn to make a world of dishes from this fascinating fruit. Learn more about the mango, which like the Sharbats is not just a food but a part of our heritage and culture, having inspired artists, poets, dancers, from Kalidasa to Ghalib.
Learn how to make:
Aamras, Mango Lassi
Mango Cocktails – Kairi Mojito!
Mango Kheer & more…
Photo by Saloo Durrani