The Green Horse


THE CITY’S much-awaited, and the largest mul­ti­cul­tural fes­ti­val or­gan­ised by the Kala Ghoda As­so­ci­a­tion was a roar­ing suc­cess! As most peo­ple know, the Kala Ghoda Art Fes­ti­val that is held an­nu­ally in the month of Fe­bru­ary seeks to show­case a kalei­do­scope of events that brings alive the rich cul­ture of art in ev­ery form. The KGAF 2018’s theme, Hara (green) Ghoda, dis­cussed top­ics of cli­mate change, dwin­dling nat­u­ral re­sources, clean food, or­ganic and healthy eat­ing and liv­ing. This theme was a nod to those is­sues, while at the same time rev­el­ling in the beauty of na­ture, in the peace found in green­ery and in cel­e­brat­ing the nat­u­ral his­tory of the world. It was full of ac­tion and saw an amal­ga­ma­tion of the city’s glit­terati and cul­turati. The crowd in at­ten­dance wit­nessed many events, which in­cluded cho­co­latier Zeba Kohli’s fun Ed­i­ble Art Work­shop, ac­tor and child coun­sel­lor Tara Sharma’s ex­cit­ing chil­dren’s work­shop, so­cial ac­tivist and politi­cian Shaina NC’s in­for­ma­tive sari drap­ing ses­sion, and an en­thralling per­for­mance by singer Benny Dayal, amongst other ac­tiv­i­ties. To top it all the star-cast of the film, Sonu Ke Tittu Ki Sweety, set the stage on fire. The fest also saw a mes­meris­ing and en­chant­ing Kathak act by the lovely ac­tor Per­nia Qureshi, while singers Kay Kay and Akriti Kakkar brought the house down at the Asi­atic Steps. Ac­tors Vivek Oberoi, Pankaj Tri­pathi, and Emraan Hashmi at­tended talks on cin­ema at the Coomaraswamy Hall, and Rekha Divekar (nu­tri­tion­ist and fit­ness ex­pert Ru­jata Divekar’s mother) con­ducted a talk on food, even as Hichki ac­tress Rani Mukher­jee closed the cer­e­mony along with me­dia per­son­al­ity Ma­neck Davar, also the Chair­man of the Kala Ghoda As­so­ci­a­tion! Can’t wait un­til next year for more!

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