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Blue Tokai Coffee
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Shah
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VegNonVeg
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Magnetic Fields Festival
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Rajinder Da Dhaba
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Boxout Wednesdays
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Dilli Haat
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Lodhi Garden
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National Gallery of Modern Art
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Qutub Minar
New Delhi

Boxout.fm's guide to New Delhi

Branded as one of the world’s most reliable music discovery platforms, Boxout.fm’s ecosystem provides direct access to alternative music communities in India. The organisation creates memorable experiences on and offline producing life-long content that champions human curation over algorithm generation. They are the only Indian community focused on showcasing alternative sounds in culture and are strengthening the community by doing so through their events, shows, workshops, record label and print magazine. Below are the best spots and tips in New Delhi courtesy of co founder, Mo, and brand director, Shama.

Branded as one of the world’s most reliable music discovery platforms, Boxout.fm’s ecosystem provides direct access to alternative music communities in India. The organisation creates memorable experiences on and offline producing life-long content that champions human curation over algorithm generation. They are the only Indian community focused on showcasing alternative sounds in culture and are strengthening the community by doing so through their events, shows, workshops, record label and print magazine. Below are the best spots and tips in New Delhi courtesy of co founder, Mo, and brand director, Shama.

Blue Tokai Coffee

"They are one of the essentials to get the day started for most of the Boxout.fm crew. They initially started as a cafe based in Delhi then expanded to 20 outlets around the country specialising in coffee roasting"

Shah

"Owned by Mr Shah, this spot is located in the middle of Old Delhi. He will offer you tea whilst you dig for tunes. You can find some gems here from Bollywood soundtracks, to classical Indian music to old school Western classics. It is the home of records that are worth £50+ but cost £10+"

VegNonVeg

"VegNonVeg also known as “VNV” is India’s first multi-brand sneaker store, based in Delhi. These guys are one of the few people in the city trying to pioneer streetwear culture in India. They also have a sister homegrown clothing brand named Bhaane"

Magnetic Fields Festival

"Wild City is an online publication that was set up around 8 years ago. Munbir & Sarah the founders moved to New Delhi from London and kick started this. They have a fully functioning office now and are one of the only reliable publications dedicated to underground music in India. They also host an annual music festival in Rajasthan taking place in a Palace every 2nd week of December - highly recommended"

Rajinder Da Dhaba

"Rajinder’s is a place where families and groups of friends gather, either ending their night there or starting it. This is a unique place because it started as one food cart to now owning the whole square. You can order and collect your food and sit outside amongst the others whilst enjoying some of the best, grilled, fried & butter chicken in Delhi. Great as a takeout option if you want to avoid the heat outdoors!"

Boxout Wednesdays

"This is our flagship weekly night we throw in New Delhi. It's a night where our community can come together and have a space to explore new sounds. We have had some sick people play including people like Daedelus, Djrum & Flava D"

Dilli Haat

"This is a place where you can find everything from Indian garments to notebooks and stationary and some of the most exciting street food carts exploring all regions of India with over 60+ stalls in total. For an entry of 500 rupees you can enjoy all the above"

Lodhi Garden

"Lodhi Gardens is a historical park in Delhi, spread over 90acres. One of Delhi’s oldest parks including tombs from some of the last Sayyid dynasty rulers. A popular place for picnics or enjoying long walks away from the busy Delhi streets"

National Gallery of Modern Art

"Once known as the house of Jaipur and the former residential palace of Maharaja of Jaipur it is now the home of all modern art in India. This is a great place to explore art both old and new. NGMA is one of the few galleries in India funded by the government, with branches in Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore"

Qutub Minar

"Qutub Minar is a historical landmark in Delhi. This is a place if you are feeling touristic and wanting to dive into the worlds of early Sultanates"