The best this month

first_imgA quick roundup of what’s hot around the globe this month. Choose from the hottest events, shows and happenings in the world of music, art, cinema, literature, sport, fashion, wine and food.IndiaOct 03 TO 14The long wait is finally over and New Delhi is geared up to showcase the largest sporting spectacle India has ever hosted–the Commonwealth Games. About 6,000 athletes will compete in 17 sports, ranging from boxing and wrestling to hockey and badminton, to be held at the city’s renovated stadiums. Don’t miss these sporting events. Book tickets at 06 TO 10Attention book lovers, the Frankfurt Book Fair, which dates to the 15th century, is one thing you would not want to miss if you happen to be in the city. It has everything a bookworm could dream of; story reading sessions, discussions and, of course, millions of books. Each year a different country is invited as the guest of honour, and this time it is Argentina. For details visit www.buchmesse.deMalaysiaOct 08 TO 10If you are a biking enthusiast and happen to be in Sepang, don’t miss the 20th edition of Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix where you can watch the world’s best racers build up speed and compete with each other at these race tracks. Fans will also be able to see past champions make a special appearance. Make your bookings at www.sepangcircuit.comHungaryOct 08 TO 17It seems that the Hungarian capital is in love with the Autumn season as they have an entire festival dedicated to it. The Budapest Autumn Festival has everything you can expect from a city festival–musical performances, dance competitions, theatre shows, film screenings and lots of food. The city is a buzz with action these days so if you are here catch some of the shows. Select at www.btf.huIcelandOct 13 TO 17It’s hip, it’s very popular and it’s happening. The Iceland Airwaves Music Festival celebrates music in every form; from hip hop, pop, jazz to blues. With 200 bands performing in over nine venues across Reykjavik including bars, pubs and restaurants, the city is buzzing. If you are planning to watch one of the bands perform, book your tickets now at www.icelandairwaves.isUKOct 13 TO 28Go anywhere in London and chances are that you’ll hear movie buffs talking about UK’s biggest film festival, the London Film Festival, that takes places at various venues across the city. This year there is a line-up of 197 feature and 112 short films from across the world. Besides these you can even spot celebrities and filmmakers who come to promote their films. Visit for bookings.IndiaOct 17Public grounds across New Delhi are decked up as huge wooden effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran and Meghnath, stuffed with fireworks are set ablaze. Here Dussehra celebrations are incomplete without Ram Lila, a dance drama depicting the 10-day battle between Rama and Ravana which ended in Rama’s victory.IndiaOct 21 TO 25There is a nip in the air and the right weather for the Rajasthan International Folk Festival at Jodhpur. This time there is a line up of international artists and bands as well. The spectacular Mehrangarh Fort provides the perfect backdrop for the performances. Buy tickets at www.jodhpurfolkfestival.orgGreenlandOct 23If you enjoy running, try it on ice and snow this time. The Polar Circle Marathon, better known as ‘the coolest marathon on earth’, takes place in Kangerlussuaq where the temperature dips to -5oC. You’ll be given seven hours to complete the entire stretch, which is more than 35 km long. For details visit www.polar-circle-marathon.comadvertisementlast_img

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