5th Festival of India in Buenos Aires

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The Embassy of India presents 5th Edition of the Festival of India in Buenos Aires, to be held between November 15 and November 24, 2013 at the Borges Cultural Centre (Viamonte 500), Buenos Aires. All cultural events including music and dance and handicrafts exhibition during the festival are free entry to everyone. Some of the events are also planned in other parts of the city coinciding with the main festival.
This edition of the Festival features a grand exhibition with almost 40 stands displaying and selling unique products from India, like exquisite Indian handicrafts, jewelry, decoration items, silverware, woodcraft, traditional Indian wear. 
The Festival will also feature national award winning special artisans, who will demonstrate the art of making handicrafts to the live audience. 
Apart from the handicrafts fair, the Festival also features an extravaganza of music and dance of India including classical dances of Odissi, Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam and also the popular Bollywood ensembles with a bevy of talented artistes from India and Argentina. Also featured are performances of classical Indian music , both vocal and instrumental. 
Seminars on Yoga, Spirituality, Indian Cuisine, Indian Theatre, Ayurveda system of medicine and Indian studies which draw popular support are also featured this year with eminent speakers and subject matter experts sharing their knowledge on various topics. A Photo exhibition carrying vignettes of photos taken in India and Argentina will also be displayed at the Borges Centre during the festival. 
A Film festival, bringing the magic of Indian cinema to the city, with a film show every night from will be presented at the Borges Centre, with free entrance (for those above 18 years of age)
Apart from the Centro Cultural Borges, the Festival also features a mega event for the people of Buenos Aires at the Planetarium (Av. Figueroa Alcorta & Av. Sarmiento) on November 17 (Sunday), from 10 am to 1 pm,  featuring a grand Yoga Event, and a spectacular open air Bollywood Show featuring almost 100 dancers, from 5 pm to 9 pm.
On November 24, the Festival also features the Copa de la India cricket tournament at the St George School, Quilmes
Between 21 and 24 November, a Food festival is also being organized at the Sheraton Retiro (call Sheraton for reservations), bringing the gastronomical delights of India to Argentina. 

For more information and complete schedule, visit www.indembarg.org.ar

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