Kala Ghoda Art Festival: Where art and culture rule

| Last Updated: March 13, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Kala Ghoda, South Mumbai’s historic precinct, is alive and pulsating with activity. Reason is not hard to guess; it’s the time for the annual Kala Ghoda Art Festival. The festival, this year, offers a lot in terms of art, theatre, dance, literature and food.
In its 15th year, the fest has grown leaps and bounds in terms of visitors and participants. Huge crowds turned out to watch the festival on the first weekend. My sincere advice: Plan your trip on a weekday as it might give you a better chance to observe the installations and other works of art.
Unlike previous years, security has been increased and can be seen in the form of frisking by security staff and metal detectors.
The first thing you notice is the huge camera with few posters of Bollywood celebrities; a tribute to 100 years of Hindi Cinema. The horrific Delhi gang-rape case also found creative expression in the form of a broken doll house with newspaper reports of crimes against women.
The first weekend of the fest was packed with people clicking pictures, admiring art. Some families had also arrived to have a jolly time posing with the installations.
The art fest started off on February 2 and goes on till February 10.

First Published: February 6, 2013 at 5:14 PM

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