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“This year we had several stalls run by kids, selling lemonade, dhokla, chocolates, tea, coffee and other fun items,” said Jayajit Biswas, president, DI.

Food, fun and merrymaking at the DI club winter carnival, with The Telegraph

The stalls that were mostly put up by the families and relatives of the club members had much to offer

By Kasturi Sen
  • Published 23.02.20, 6:53 PM
  • Updated 23.02.20, 6:53 PM
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With over 80 stalls and a big crowd, the DI Club presents Winter Carnival in association with The Telegraph on January 19 was a hit! The stalls that were mostly put up by the families and relatives of the club members offered fresh home-cooked food, beverages and desserts. Some of the delish items like kebabs, momos, noodles and biryanis were hot picks. Other than eatables, stalls also offered skincare items like handmade soaps and organic oils, shawls, jewellery, home accessories, craft and decor items and even hair extensions. The little ones also put in their hard work. “This year we had several stalls run by kids, selling lemonade, dhokla, chocolates, tea, coffee and other fun items,” said Jayajit Biswas, president, DI. 

Chanchal Ghosh
Photo Credit: Chanchal Ghosh
Members of the Dalhousie Institute council. (L-R) Samir Doshi, council member, Kishor Sen, senior vice-president, Jayajit Biswas, president, Leslie D Gama, junior vice-president, Michael Rao, honorary secretary and Tania Robinson, council member. Jayajit Biswas said: “If crowds are an indicator of popularity, the standing-room-only at the Dalhousie Institute winter carnival on Sunday was a success with over 80 stalls packed till late evening. As a family club we encourage and support our enterprising members with the entire organising done by our own teams. A unique addition this year was the Farmers’ Market selling organic produce straight from the Sunderbans at affordable prices.”
Chanchal Ghosh
Photo Credit: Chanchal Ghosh
Sisters Devina and Rubena Bose looked beautiful in their dresses. “This is our third or fourth year that we are coming to the winter carnival. We love this place and try to never miss it. We went shopping and got ourselves some nice perfumes and handmade soaps,” they said.
Chanchal Ghosh
Photo Credit: Chanchal Ghosh
Vinita Arya had her stall, Vhivhidh, where she was selling Indo-western garments. “This is the second time I am coming for the winter carnival. I really like the environment here, which is why I decided to put up my stall here this year. I am enjoying the food and the ambience a lot,” said Vinita.
Chanchal Ghosh
Photo Credit: Chanchal Ghosh
These little ones had a stall of their own where they were selling (rather playing with) slime. One of them even put up a little demonstration for us!
Chanchal Ghosh
Photo Credit: Chanchal Ghosh
Anurag Beri, who had come to the carnival with his wife, got himself a plate of steamy dumplings. “It is absolutely marvellous here. I am enjoying myself a lot here; we never had a carnival like this back in Hyderabad, where I hail from. So far, I have tried the momos, payasam, a chocolate cake, spring rolls… I have tried a bit of almost everything!” said Anurag.
Chanchal Ghosh
Photo Credit: Chanchal Ghosh
Jay Neogi and Jackie Cobb had come all the way from the US. “The carnival is beautiful. I went shopping at the stalls and got myself some face-care items. Also the momos were yum! They had beef momos here and I tried them for the first time, which was exciting,” said Jackie. “I loved the chicken tandoori and kebabs and I am hoping to taste some of the biryani before it all runs out,” said Jay Neogi, whose mother is a member of the Dalhousie Institute.
Chanchal Ghosh
Photo Credit: Chanchal Ghosh
This stall was offering a green way to reuse and reduce the wastage of bottles by selling beautiful hand-painted versions of the same. These bottles will make a lovely addition to any home.
Chanchal Ghosh
Photo Credit: Chanchal Ghosh
This yummy display of cupcakes had us drooling! Other desserts available were cakes, brownies, ice creams and Bengali sweets.
Chanchal Ghosh
Photo Credit: Chanchal Ghosh
There many stalls offering handmade costume jewellery of various kinds, with gorgeous beads, tassels, cowrie shells and charms. So many options made it difficult to choose from.
Chanchal Ghosh
Photo Credit: Chanchal Ghosh
This stall sold stationery items and decorated glass bottles. Other items on sale were candles, combs and potted plants.