Sannidhi, an amalgam of seven Indian classical dance forms, performed at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in 2012
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Here’s one for your cultural bucket list – Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai

Sannidhi, an amalgam of seven Indian classical dance forms, performed at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in 2012

Sannidhi, an amalgam of seven Indian classical dance forms, was performed at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival earlier

Arts festivals seem to me the best way of getting acquainted with a part of the intangible we call culture. Whether it’s classical dance or the latest fusion music, traditional crafts or modern art, these festivals bring together a variety of experiences that one wouldn’t normally get to enjoy simultaneously at a venue.

It’s why I’m planning to visit the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (KGAF) and if you’re in Mumbai between February 4 and February 12, 2017 you too should drop in. A mix of performing arts, heritage walks, workshops, film screenings, and activities for children, the KGAF is what every lover of creative expression looks forward to each year. If these don’t excite you, the shopping and street food will. Read More

Chinese fishing net Ashtamudi sunrise

Caught in the net at Ashtamudi

Ashtamudi Lake in Kerala offers one of the best backwaters experience that the South Indian state is so well known for.  Part of a river with little or no current, the backwaters lie parallel to the Arabian Sea Coast – an environment conducive to fishing.… Read More