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!