New Year Eve Party Blast at Kingdom of Dreams

December 29, 2010 2 comments

Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon is fast emerging as one of the top tourist destinations in India. Kingdom of Dreams gives you a fabulous world of unparalleled imagination, bringing to you an intermingling of India’s culture, cuisine, heritage, crafts, art, and performing arts braced with the impressive technological wizardry of today. Keeping its promise to give unparalleled entertainment to the public, on 31st of this December, it will organize the best New Year Eve party ever held. So many venues are holding New Year Eve parties, but the award goes to Kingdom of Dreams for best New Year party ideas.

As the countdown starts for welcoming the year 2011, people all over the world are getting ready to organize parties. New Year Eve party is all about merriment, joviality and festive celebrations. All over the world, 31st December is formally recognized as New Year’s Eve. This occasion demands greater attention, since it’s the time to go for festivities and fun activities with choicest dishes and liquor.

This New Year Eve, Kingdom of Dreams is offering its patrons a breath-taking, magical entertainment experience. It will showcase modern and traditional India in an entertaining format to all visitors in the form of Cuisine, Liquor, Musical, Carnivals, Dances, DJs, Qawallis and much more.

The show and program are as follows:

Zangoora show, unlimited food and beverages, unlimited prizes, lucky draw, exciting games and dazzling fireworks

In the entertainment section, you can enjoy this gala evening with famous singer Sonu Nigam, dance to your full at multiple dance floors, enjoy music with DJ Sunny Sarid at Nautanki Mahal steps, DJ Shashank in IIFA Buzz), DJ Alex at Showshaa, Sufi and Qawwali by Qadir Niazi at Lucknow in Culture Gully, Yatra Trio Live Band at Goa and Live Instrumental Music at Maharaja Lounge.

So, dear friends, roll up your sleeves and get ready to welcome New Year in style at Kingdom of Dreams’ New Year Eve party.

Unforgettable Gurgaon Bars

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Bangalore has so far been considered as a city of bars but Gurgaon located next to Delhi is fast emerging and giving Bangalore and other cities such as Mumbai a tough competition. Famous for its extensive shopping malls, Cine complexes and huge BPO and MNC buildings, this mall center of India offers a variety of choices to night revelers.

The ancient city of Gurgaon on the situated on eastern fringes of Haryana is fast emerging as one of the best cities of India when it comes to nightlife. It is emerging as the city that never sleeps giving its cousin-Delhi a run for its money in case of bars and pubs. Being the heart of BPO industry, working professionals want to hang out with friends and relax after their office hours. These bars and pubs offer relaxing environs, which is comforting after a hard day work.

Some of the famous bars in Gurgaon are Moets, Buzz, Last Chance, Mojo, The Fox, Peppers and Odyssey. These bars are perfect meeting places for friends after work hours. Keeping in view, wide-ranging interests of the customers, these bars offer lively music, dance floor, snacks, etc. beside drinks. These bars are, for the most part, located in shopping malls and also offer snacks and food with drinks, thus making them an ideal venue for parties.

The best thing about these bars and pubs is that they are safe and clients don’t have to worry about some undesirable incidences. Many hotels of the city also have bars and pubs. In brief, we can say, Gurgaon is a paradise for party goers as it has much to offer. Gurgaon has also become the first city in the country to set up micro breweries; one of these is located in Galaxy Hotel and the other is going to come up in the Ambience Mall.

Deepavali: The Festival of Lights

November 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Deepavali also called Diwali or Divali is traditionally known as the festival of lights. It is the most important festival in the religion of Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. It occurs sometime between mid of October and mid of November. For Indians, mostly Hindus, Diwali is the most significant festival of the year and is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm. Families perform traditional Pooja in their homes with lightening decorations. The day on which Deepavali falls is declared an official holiday in many countries such as India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Guyana, Malaysia, Trinidad & Tobago, Myanmar, Surinam, Singapore, and Fiji.

The common name Diwali is itself a condensation of the word Deepavali, which when translated in Hindi language means “row of lamps”. On Diwali people light Diyas “small clay lamps” filled with mustard oil to indicate the victory of good over evil. During Diwali, people purchase and wear new clothes and prepare homemade sweats which they share with friends and family members. Traditional Indian businessmen start the financial year on Diwali, their belief being that it will bring prosperity in the coming year.

In Hinduism, there are various significant events associated with Diwali. It symbolizes the return of Lord Ram after fourteen years of banishment (Vanvas). To welcome his return, the festival of Diwali is celebrated and Diyas are lighted. Gowardhan Puja is celebrated the next day after Diwali. On this day, Hindu God Krishna defeated Indra, (deity of thunder and rain).

Lakshmi (the goddess of wealth) Pooja (worship) signifies the most significant day of Diwali celebrations in North India. Hindus worship Goddess Lakshmi and Ganesh (the God of auspicious beginnings) and then light Divas in the homes and streets to bring well-being and prosperity.

Kingdom of Dreams: A Milestone in the History of Entertainment

September 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Sometimes an event occurs in the history of the human race that leaves a mark, which is impossible to repeat.  An event that forever changes the life of mankind. Such an event occurred when Kingdom of Dreams threw open its door to the public recently. An event that stands to change the face of entertainment in not only India but the whole world.

Kingdom of Dreams with its spectacular world of unparalleled imagination presents a blend of India’s culture, heritage, art, crafts, cuisine, live shows, and performing arts buttressed with the mind boggling technological wizardry of today. This unique tourist destination is on its way to create history in the field of entertainment and bring India on the world’s map of entertainment in the league with Moulin Rouge of Paris, Opera House of Sydney, Broadway of New York and FantaSea of Phuket.

Kingdom of Dreams: a magnificent palace of enormous proportions with plush interiors offers the best of live entertainment in the form of Dramas, Musicals, Mythological Shows, Street Dances, Mock Indian Wedding and much more.

Culture Gully, an air-conditioned boulevard set in the style of a street offers authentic Indian Cuisine and Handicrafts, from all over India. Here, you can eat, shop, get genuine Indian massage and a Mystical centre to know your future.

Nautanki Mahal offer audience an opulent setting in which you can watch the musicals of awesome qualities. Presently, Zangoora- the Gypsy Prince, the biggest Bollywood musical ever, is being staged daily in the lavish settings of Nautanki Mahal.

In Showshaa Theatre, mythologies of India will come alive in the form of Krishna Lila & Ram Lila. What is more, you can also participate in a complete mock-up Indian marriage.

With Kingdom of Dreams, the entertainment in India has taken a complete new direction which will juxtapose India on the apex of Entertainment world.

Indian Handicrafts

September 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Handicrafts are defined as articles made by the hand. These are also known as craftwork or craft.  Handicraft is a broad term that comprises different traditional articles designed and made exclusively by hands using simple hand tools. Handicrafts symbolize centuries of customs and consist of articles that might be used for religious and sacred rituals and also having traditional importance such as sculpture, metal ware, pottery, jewellery, etc. Simultaneously, handicrafts also consist of articles of household use like lamps, baskets, pots, etc.

Articles made by machines or in factories can’t be considered as handicrafts. There is not much of a difference between handicrafts and art & craft.  Although these two classes have a lot of common features, there is however, a basic differentiation between these two classes in their usefulness. The utility of handicrafts is not simply for decorations but also can be used for household purposes; On the other hand, art & craft have only aesthetic and creative functionality.

Handicrafts generally introduce a touch of character and an unconventional elegance and style. In our country India, handicrafts are an inherent part of our life. Despite the fast social and technological changes taking place, craft articles continue to fill a key component in the households. As opposite to the developed world where handicrafts are considered luxury items, handicrafts are one of the principal sources of employment for a very prominent part of the population in the rural parts of India. Handicrafts can be divided into the three main types, i.e. Folk crafts, Religious crafts and commercial crafts.

Folk craft generally consists of a broad array of articles that constitute the cultural values of various ethnic groups. Folk craft comprises commonly used articles like costumes and also ornamental articles like jewellery. Religious crafts are related to religious institutions and ceremonies. Commercial crafts are made by specialized artisans having particular skills and command over their craft. Commercial crafts are available all over India for retail sale and as well as individual. The examples of commercial craftsmen are Printers, Dyers, Weavers, Carpenters and Goldsmiths. India is a melting pot of various tribes, traditions, customs, festivals and languages. That is why Indian handicrafts captivates a combination of practicality with artistic ingeniousness.

Indian Food

July 12, 2010 1 comment

India is world famous for its aromatic spices and condiments. If we go in history, the whole world knew us for our spices, so it is but natural that Indian cuisine is much spicier as in comparison to the rest of the world. From Kashmir in north to Tamil Nadu in south, the spiciness varies from region to region.

The Indian cuisine is as diverse as its people, its climate, its geography and its ethnic diversity. The heart and soul of Indian ethnic cooking lie in the suitable usage and the subtle intermingling of various spices to enhance the basic flavour of Indian dishes. The degree of spiciness of food varies from region to region.

The other primary elements of Indian food are ghee, curd, lentils and regional vegetables, which differ from one region to another and with seasons. The vegetables are cooked according to the main dish with which they are served. For example, Sarson ka Saag is always prepared with Makki ki Roti in Punjab, in south; Sambhar is always eaten with rice.

There are two main meals in Indian homes; the breakfast (Nashta) and dinner. Breakfast is simple, nutritious and tasty like Paranthas, Dahi, Alloo Puri, Chiwda and Daliya. Lunch generally comprises of rotis with dry vegetables and Dahi.

The dinner in Indian homes is always eaten together. The meal is very elaborate and gives all family members a chance to intermingle, exchange news and in general enjoy each other’s company.

We can broadly divide Indian cuisine into 2 main categories; North Indian and The South Indian cuisine. In the north, wheat preparations such as chapattis are more common and are must with every meal. All the snacks are also prepared with wheat flour. A north Indian ordinary meal consists of a dal, curd, vegetable, and chapattis. At dinner time dessert such as kheer is also served.

Rice is the basic diet of the people in the south. An ordinary meal has a serving of sambar with rice, curd and vegetables. All their main foods revolve around rice. Coconut preparations are also used widely.

Cultural Centres in Delhi NCR

A Cultural Centre can be defined as an organization whose main focus is to promote and encourage culture and arts. These culture centres can be individual run, private organizations, govt. sponsored, neighbourhood society organizations or run by activists. Cultural Centre activities are aimed to support the cultural and ethnical needs of the local population.

India is a country with a rich cultural heritage, diversity and different traditions. The reason is its vast geographical area. From Arunachal Pradesh in east to Gujarat in west, from Kashmir in north to Tamil Nadu in south, India is a vast conflux of cultures. It becomes imperative that there should be an understanding and respect for all traditions. There is a need for openness and understanding among all people of our different cultures. India is progressing so fast technologically as well as economically that there has been a shift from cultural entertainment to advanced and high-tech entertainment.

This technological barrage has led to the decomposition and death of so many of our conventional and cultural forms. Therefore, it has become essential to set up a system for conservation and advancement of our rich cultural heritage and inherited values. This is where these Cultural Centres come into pictures. We have many cultural centres in Delhi who are performing these functions very well.

You cannot separate Delhi from its Art and Culture. From ancient times, Delhi has been famous for its culture. As it is the centre of the nation, so this makes Delhi the cultural capital of India & it boasts of many museums and art galleries. Delhi also plays host to a lot of cultural events. Delhi has got many different types of cultural centres such as for advancement of classical dances, theatre shows, traditional arts, etc, etc.

Some notable cultural centres in Delhi are: AIFACS Auditorium, Akshara Theatre, Delhi Music Society,   Falaknuma & Hansdhwani in Pragati Maidan,   India Habitat Centre,   India International Centre,   Ghalib Auditorium,   Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts,  Godrej Pirojsha National Conservation Centre,   Kathak Kendra,  Lalit Kala Akademi,   National School of Drama,   Sahitya Akademi,   Sahitya Kala Parishad,   Sangeet Natak Akademi,   Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra and   Triveni Kala Sangam.

In Gurgaon entertainment centres, name of Epicentre has to be mentioned, as it offers variety of shows to city’s culture lovers.

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