The second edition of Apni Basti Mela is bigger and more varied.
Chicken samosas and shahi tukdas, calligraphy and aari work, qawwali performances and heritage walks — the three-day Apni Basti Mela at the DDA Park in the Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti is a blend of colours and culture. Organised by the Aga Khan Foundation in collaboration with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the second edition of the fair, which started on November 29, is bigger and better. Ratish Nanda, project director at the Aga Khan Trust, says, “Last year, it was a small local event with just five stalls. Since it was much appreciated, we decided to do it on a larger scale. There are about 40 stalls this time.”