Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2010 - An enriching experience

If you ask me to describe my experience at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2010 in one word, I won't ever be able to do so. It was like the entire area had come to life, as if Mumbai was talking to us!

I reached Kala Ghoda with my mother (second time visitor) and mom-in-law (first time visitor) and we were more than thrilled.

The installations near the iconic Kala Ghoda were so lifelike! You got to be there to see those lovely pieces of art. Elephants, giraffe, lion, deer, monkey... captivated kids and adults alike and we all couldn't help but pose with the animals.

Our lives have been so hectic all these years. When was the last time we went to a wildlife safari / zoo? When was the last time we saw these animals? Are there enough of them left now? Is the concrete jungle eating into the real jungle?
Equally impressive were the installations near Jehangir Art Gallery. And then this time there were several stalls selling beautiful plants. How we thought of purchasing a few but had to resist the temptation since we had to travel back all the way to Navi Mumbai!

We headed to NGMA to watch Munshi Premchand ki kahaniyaan. Three artists performed an act on bonded labour and how! You much catch up with these plays when you hit Kala Ghoda.

Next we watched Bhatarnatyam and Kathak performances at the amphitheatre. Trust me, watching these dances on television is nothing close to watching them live.

After watching the play and the dances (and even the paintings at Jehangir Art Gallery) one thought still keeps lingering on my mind... why did I not learn all this? Well, I guess it's never too late. Might join painting classes soon.

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  1. hey Anuradha,

    thank you for sharing the link..even though I have travelled to south Mumbai regularly for past ten years, this was my first visit..and it was indeed a thrilling experience..but I went there in the afternoon; so couldnt catch up with the performances..nevertheless, the experience was awesome :)

    about your post; I simply enjoyed reading it..it was a re-visit to that place all over again :)

  2. thanks neha. i'm following your blog... loved crapstation

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  4. :) and I am following all your blogs on facebook now :)))

  5. btw neha did i tell u i wudn't hv created my all blogs page on fb had i not seen urs! thnks!

  6. oh c'mon..no need to thank me for that..it is a great way to let non-bloggers and friends to know about your blogs na :)


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