First hand experience of Urdu Heritage festival 2018

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First hand experience of Urdu Heritage festival 2018

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Uff, I probably do not know how to begin writing about this six-day Gala event that took my breath away.

10th November started off on a pretty good note with me being in my best mood. As soon as I got out of the metro station I could already hear the qawwali going on in Central Park, Connaught place.

I had absolutely no expectations from this event but as the days and with it the events started unfolding I felt a strange urge to be there a little more, to feel the Vibe a little more. I remember roaming and witnessing many programmes alone yet I never felt lonely. For these 6 days, I belonged to this place, I was somewhere, I had a thikana where I wanted to be so badly. I was with people who unknowingly became my family for these 6 days and were very supportive throughout. I remember this Punjabi aunty sitting next to me and reciting each and every word of an old song that the artist was performing and later on confessing to me that the song still manages to bring her goosebumps, I didn't know her and neither did she but there was this unseen Bond that the Urdu Heritage festival had created amongst us. I hope to see such events taking place in the large number. I hope this legacy sustains itself for long, where we rise above the questions of 'You', 'I' and 'They', where there is 'we' that becomes the prevalent norm.

About Tanu Dabral

Hailing from Delhi, but the roots are Pahadi. By degree, I am pursuing Bachelors in Arts , political science. I keep a deep interest in literature and historical places, and what best can suit your passion when you live in the city which has experienced everything from history to war.

Purani Dilli has always been my happy place, a place where everything seems beautiful. A place which I cant help but adore . The life of Old Delhi will force you to come back to this place again and again. It's a place where Ghalib's presence can still be felt in every गली-मोहल्ला, in every smell you inhale, in every step you take, in every abandoned haveli you see. One just can't get enough of this place.

THE Pakki Dilli Waali blog, PDW with love, is an expression of my alter-ego which indulges in the everyday life of Delhi metros and culture feast.

This blog is straight from the heart of Delhi vali Nari. I am born and brought up in Delhi . I have seen Delhi change over the years. So, here I am sharing my experience and helping people to explore Delhi.

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