Kala Ghoda Festival has a variety of events - visual art installations, theatre, cinema, music, dance, literature, events for children, photography, art, heritage walks, food, shopping, urban design, architecture and so on. There is a lot happening in various places over 9 days, and it is not possible to attend everything. The Association was formed in 1998, and the first festival was held in 1999.
Here's a selection of photos from the event, and a few other photos taken on walks around the Kala Ghoda district.
|Rampart Row, the Kala Ghoda area road that is cordoned off for the event.|
|'Choti rickshaw badi savari'...90 artists celebrating the three-wheeler. |
(Artist: Naina Soparkar)
|I loved these artistic autos!|
|Ragini and Malini taking photos of the colourful 'Cutting chai' by Seema Kohli|
|A worker adding finishing touches to an installation.|
Note that this guy's shirt matches the artwork :)
|'A fish out of water' by Rahul Das|
An unusual imaginary hybridization of a species to showcase a world
without borders, in this case a flowerhorn.
(This is the explanation given by them)
|Not sure what this installation is called, but it added a festive touch |
both during the day and at night.
|'Unity by diversity' by Siddharth H Somaiya...|
an interactive installation
|'Tyre canopy' by Purva Pandit. |
And this is my prize-winning shot for the Kala Ghoda photo contest. :)
|The ghoda on the wall of Rhythm House. I wish I knew who did this.|
Originally there was a statue of King Edward VII on a black horse in this area.
Appparently this was moved to the zoo (!).
This statue is what gave this festival its name.
|My nieces Nayantara and Vismaya fooling around at the Alliance Francais photo booth.|
|A random shot that I somehow like.|
|The whole of the Fort area has magnificent buildings. Not sure which one this is.|
|This is the New India Assurance building, Kamani Marg near Flora Fountain. |
The art deco style makes the 1936 building look larger than it is.
It looks quietly grand.
|Had the honour of attending Bittu Sahgal's session at Kitaab Khana, |
a charming book shop with a restaurant inside.
|What a beauty this is! But it is going to be brought down...the story of every city.|
|I was delighted to see this guy selling 'Bombai mithai'...something we used to eat as children.|
He makes shapes out of the gooey candy - a rose, a parrot, a ring, a watch :)