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  • By Soumya Gupta, Batch of 2017

To do or not to do.  The weekend poses a big question. To lie curled up in a blanket, or to gallivant through the city to wash off all the pre-fest tensions.

Here’s ‘The Alliance’ making you an offer you can’t refuse.

Cinema

Dallas Buyers Club

The American biographical drama film has garnered a lot of attention what with the three Academy awards (best actor, best actor in a supporting role, best make up) and while most of it is deserved, one just has to find out for oneself.

Queen

The movie was expected to be a run-of-the-mill soppy coming-of-age chick flick, but it’s managed to surprise everyone. Kangana Ranaut’s character is solidly written and performed. Also, the music’s been done by Amit Trivedi (added incentive, right there)

Theatre

Tartuffe, Shri Ram Centre

Tartuffe was a French comedy penned down about 350 years ago, but the topic is not only relevant to the society today, but also in an Indian context. So, follow the story of Lala Ram Swaroop as he battles nincompoop god-men and the kind.

http://in.bookmyshow.com/plays/tartuffe/ET00020720

Food

Dilli Haat

The Hyderabadi Biryani, the Dal Baati Churma, the fruit beer, the thukpas, the Galawati kebabs, the Rogan Josh, the Bengali macchi jhol, Kerala paranthas, Dosas, Rasams……….

(The author is temporarily in a food coma. She guesses that it’s more than enough to elaborate on the point she’s making here)

Miscellaneous

Toilet museum

Listed as one of the weirdest museums in the world, here is Dwarka’s own to uh…relieve you. It’s quite nearby actually. Catch the bus 764, get down at sector 1 (below the flyover) and then you can walk or take a rickshaw from there.

http://www.sulabhinternational.org/news/worlds-unique-toilet-museum-sulabh-international-museum-toilets-delhi

Mughal Gardens

Spring’s here when the Mughal gardens are open and there isn’t a more accurate timeline than this. Hurry, because the Mughal Gardens are open to general public only till the 16th of March.

Also, word of caution: cameras aren’t allowed.

Fete De La Photo 2014

A walk around Connaught Place is a photo exhibition and I don’t mean that in a metaphorical sense. I am referring to the on-going photography festival there. The complete inner circle (even the insides of the Rajiv Chowk metro station) is decked up in brilliant photos from around the country on varying themes like cinema to astrophotography to women. This one’s worth a visit. Get down at the Rajiv Chowk station and wander for even just five minutes, but don’t miss it.

It’s on till the 20th of March.

http://www.delhievents.com/2014/02/de-la-photo-2014-photo-festival-in.html

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