Art & Craft Collections

A fortnight-long festival of arts, crafts and heritage organized by Rural Entrepreneurship for Art & Cultural Heritage (REACH), entered its sixth day with a crafts workshop held for students.

Activities such as Madhubani painting, flower-making, puppetry, handloom weaving techniques from workers of Pochummpalli Ikkat, Telangana, chocolate making, block painting and a variety of other tasks were taught to students coming from various schools such as Kasiga School, ONGC Polytechnic College, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Himjyoti.

There was a fusion performance by a group of gypsy artists ‘Harri Stojka India Express’ with Langa musicians from Rajasthan. It was a symphony of instruments like tabla and sitar and with guitar, bass, drums and percussion. Assamese singer Jiten Basumatary also performed in the event. As the evening progressed, Punjabi musician Lakhwinder Wadali, who also hails from the famous Wadali Brothers family, enthralled the audience.