Dastkar is back! It is on at Palace Grounds (Gayathri Vihar entrance). From 5th to 14th August. 11:00 am to 8:30 pm every day.
I went yesterday with friends and family. We were there by 11 am so we escaped most of the traffic and crowd. Spent about 3 hours there - including the food breaks. Got to see the puppet show and dances. N loved it and so did I, like last time. Picked up some stuff too. I feel like going again - one more round of feasting my eyes with things from all over the country. Lets see if that happens :)
Here are some of the people and things at the Dastkar Bangalore (Nature) Bazaar '11.
WARNING - Picture heavy post!
The colourful canopy
Kites in all shapes and sizes
Cloth wall hangings in bright colours
Photo frames and other accessories from Assam
Jewellery from West Bengal
haathi chaap is also there - yes they actually make products from elephant poo. Read more here.
Of course there were performances and music at regular intervals.
Beautiful kantha work sarees and dress material
Colourful things from Gujarat
There were lively dance performances which were enjoyed by everyone present!