Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, 2010 - Part 2


The Disqus comment form for my last post was just an experiment which most of you did not like. I am re-posting my latest post - the only way to change the comment form back to default.

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (KGAF); as people say; is an experience you cannot easily forget. It stays with you for a long time. Those who missed reading the first part, can click here.

KGAF is all about Arts. Artist from various fields showcase their talent here. Various musical shows, plays, films etc. is performed on this stage.

I was unfortunate to be there in the afternoon; and the shows started by 4 pm; I could not see a single performance thanks to my so called busy schedule. But few amusing things made the visit quite an amusing one. For instance; this huge bell:

And the artistic nest made of golden wires:

Apart from such artistic beauties, there was a dedication to our ancient beliefs about Mannat (wishes). A young couple is spotted there. The guy is tying the thread to the wish board while the girl is all smiles.

In the Hinduism, it is believed that tying a thread to the tree leads to fulfillment of wishes. Since the trees are scarce now, people are satisfied with a wooden fence which is made of that auspicious tree.

There was one stall that offered small children to showcase their talent too. They were given a brush, colours and plain white T-shirt. They drew mountains, birds, sun, flowers, rivers and such. Some simply stroked the brush randomly; while others copied them and trying to do better.

The same stall offered hand made sketches too - the real one and not the computerized one that looks like a hand made sketch. I got mine made too. Though it does not resemble me much, but I still like it.

There are many things to be shared; many photographs to be displayed; but I do not want to bore you people. Hope you enjoyed this virtual journey as much as I enjoyed the real one that had ragda patties too with the Arts.

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  1. The pictures look soo nice. I am glad you are able to see them live.

  2. Kala Ghoda really sounds like the place to be! Loved the pics..and your portrait is also cool...:)

  3. Good you reposted it. That disqua thing never works for me. I could not post comments in other users of that.

    So, you are enjoying life and that sketch is good. Nice pics. The vanishing trees soon may change some of our traditions.

  4. lovely pictures..Everywhere I have seen that no artist sketches the person accurately..but even in MOntreal I saw many people were queing up for them.

  5. Does it mean that you have lost all the previous comments?

  6. Wonderful account ! I missed the festival this time around.

    Perhaps next time ! :) I had such super fun the last time around...that i am feeling bad that i missed the festival..! Plus your post makes me miss it even more

  7. hahah..yr sense of humour is gr8 neha...very happy to have friends like u..:)

  8. The nest is awesome, and so is the huge bell :)Agree with you, face looks bloated in the pic but does resemble you. Looks like an interesting fest !

  9. I liked that one. It doesnt allow anony people :P. Anyways, you have an award in my new blog :P.

  10. the pic of urs is nice...I am sure u would have loved to spend a little more time and watch the shows.....hope u get to see it next time....
    till next time



  11. thanks for sharing pics
    like them

  12. @ SG, thanks..I am glad you liked the pictures..

    @ DC, thanks buddy :)

    @ Holy Lama, you just need to enter ur mail id and name - hat's all..disqus is quite simple; but it didn't go well with many of my readers :D
    trees are indeed vanishing re..

    @ Antarman, oh we love ourselves being sketched na :)

    @ BK Chowla, no, I have re-posted this..the previous comments are still there :)

    @ Kavi, there is always a next time..hope to see you there next year :)

    @ Ramesh, sense of humour? wow..that's some compliment :)

    @ Avada, thank u buddy..the face looks like me? wow..second person to say that :D

    @ Harini, not many liked disqus..thanks for the award lifted my spirits :)

    @ Shahid, I too hope I get to see the shows next time..thanks :)

    @ sm, thanks a lot :)

  13. Awesome pics Neha!! Is this Delhi?

  14. thanks Merlin..this was in Mumbai :)

  15. An art festival is the best idea. This where people can express their styles and creativity without knowing that they can inspire others. It is good to be engage in this kind of activity. Congratulation!

  16. Thanks. I didn't like the Diaqus thing either. Glad to see you changed back This is much better and easier too.