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Beat the Heat with Mangoes: 3-Day ‘Delhi Summer Festival’ for Aam Aadmi at Dilli Haat

100 hai daam, kitne khao aam (Eat as many mangoes as you want, only at Rs.100)”, is the tagline of the mango eating event which is open to all with only an entry fee of 100 INR

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Handloom and other craft items fair are regularly organised at the Dilli Haat Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • The Delhi government has decided to merge the annual mango festival with the “Delhi Summer Festival” this year , said Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra
  • The event to be held at Dilli Haat between June 24 and June 26, is the first summer festival to be organised in the Capital
  • A mango-eating competition will be one of the major attractions at the Delhi Summer Festival

The Delhi government announced a three-day summer festival at Dilli Haat in Janakpuri on Wednesday, June 15.

The government usually organises a mango festival every year, but this year, in 2016, it has decided to merge it with the “Delhi Summer Festival”, said Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra to The Hindu. The event, to be held for the first time in the Capital, will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on June 24.

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The festival boasts of a variety of attraction including dancers, singers, musicians and bands, comedians, illusionists and a mango eating competition to mark the regular Mango Festival of the city.

Mango Festival at Delhi. Image source: The Hindu
Mango Festival at Delhi. Image source: The Hindu

“100 hai daam, kitne khao aam (Eat as many mangoes as you want, only at Rs.100)”, is the tagline of the mango eating event which is open to all with only an entry fee of 100 INR. Summer fruits, beverages, desserts, smoothies, frozen yoghurt, etc. are on the menu for quick ‘beat-the-heat’ drinks, said the Hindu report.

“I am very excited to be in Delhi at this time of the year. I feel that finally, my struggle in the Delhi heat has paid off well,” says an American tourist on a one month stay at South Delhi.

An event at Dilli Haat Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
An event at Dilli Haat. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

According to the Hindu, other than handlooms, fabric, junk jewellery and other summer craft items, the festival will showcase easy to prepare and healthy summer food. Since the festival has been merged with the annual mango festival, it will be a great opportunity from growers across the country to display their home-grown, hybrid and traditional varieties of mango.

Delhi Tourism Ministry said “the festival will remain open between 11 AM to 10 PM, from June 26 to June 26”, listing Tilak Nagar as the nearest metro station.

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Dilli Haat is an open air ‘bazaar’ that plays host to colourful regional, national, and international food plaza and craft fairs. Located just opposite the INA market, the plaza remains a major tourist attraction due to its multipurpose open ground facility and easy access from various locations around the city.

– prepared by Maariyah Siddiquee, an intern at NewsGram. Twitter: @MaariyahSid

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  • Vrushali Mahajan

    This is so exciting. This should be done in Mumbai too. Mumbai would have huge response due to its divergent population.

  • Aparna Gupta

    Of course, this time Dilli Haat will attract good number of tourists and inhabitants but Mango festival is a unique festival and should not merge with anything.

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Over 81% Delhiites Received Fake News On Social Media During Assembly Elections, Reveals Survey

he survey, however, revealed that 60 per cent of the population stated that they made efforts to authenticate the news with a search on Google, Facebook, and Twitter

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The epidemic of fake news is threatening the basic fragment of our democracy. Pixabay

Over 81 per cent of Delhi’s population received fake news through various social media platforms as the Assembly elections neared, according to a new survey by non-profit Social Media Matters and Institute for Governance, Policies and Politics.

Facebook and WhatsApp were the leading platforms that were used for the dissemination of misinformation, showed the results.

“The epidemic of fake news is threatening the basic fragment of our democracy. When the voter is in a constant state of cognitive dissonance how are they expected to make an informed choice. As a nation, it has to be our priority to bring an end to it,” Amitabh Kumar, Founder, Social Media Matters, said in a statement.

The Delhi Assembly elections were held on February 8. The results declared on February 11 saw the Aam Aadmi Party winning 62 of the 70 seats, bringing the Arvind Kejriwal-led government back to power with a massive victory.

The survey “Delhi – #DontBeAFool” was conducted on a sample size of 400 people to interrogate dissemination, penetration and impact of fake news spread via social media on the elections.

Rumours spread ahead of the elections included allegations that women participating in the sit-in protests at Shaheen Bagh were being paid to demonstrate against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Moreover, tweets of renowned individuals proved to be volatile before elections. A tweet by BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra along with a video clip of AAP leader Amanatullah Khan falsely claimed that Khan was talking about creating a “Sharia” law.

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Over 81 per cent of Delhi’s population received fake news through various social media platforms as the Assembly elections neared, according to a new survey by non-profit Social Media Matters and Institute for Governance, Policies and Politics. Pixabay

About 40 per cent of the people who participated in the survey were between 18-25 years of age. While 63 per cent of the respondents were males, 36 per cent were females and 1 per cent were transgenders.

The survey, however, revealed that 60 per cent of the population stated that they made efforts to authenticate the news with a search on Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Nearly 62.5 per cent of the respondents suggested that they have never been affected by fake news, but 72 per cent of them said they knew about people who have been misled by misinformation. (IANS)