South Delhi is the new destination for music enthusiasts and nature lovers in the city

Pakistani artist Tahira Syed

Pakistani artist Tahira Syed

Here, culture meets nature – Indian Express

On Thursday night, the semi-octagonal amphitheatre was lit up – beams of blue and purple intermingled with the flickering candlelight to provide the perfect backdrop for the lovely strains of ghazals, rendered by Pakistani artist Tahira Syed.

As her performance inched to its end, one could hear the qawwali from the nearby Nizammuddin Dargah. Sunder Nursery, the 70 acre oasis in the midst of South Delhi, is the new destination for music enthusiasts and nature lovers in the city.

Last Thursday, it hosted its second cultural performance in a week, as part of the Jashn-e-Khusrau Festival.

Flanked by Purana Qila and the Batashewala complex on the north, and the Humayun’s Tomb and the Nizammuddin Dargah on the south, Sunder Nursery has a history as illustrious as those of its neighbours.

The British had called it Azim Bagh and it became their garden of experiments.

It lay unused and unseen for decades until the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (KTC) came along, to nurse the gardens back to its grandeur.

via Here, culture meets nature – Indian Express.

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