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HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014
Curtains fall on Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
Classical dancer Mallika Sarabhai performs at the closing day of the Kala Ghoda Art Festival. (HT Photo/ Satish Bate)
Classical dancer Mallika Sarabhai performs at the closing day of the Kala Ghoda Art Festival. (HT Photo/ Satish Bate)
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William Dalrymple's lecture at David Sassoon Library during the 9th day of Kala Ghoda Art Festival in Mumbai. (HT Photo/ Satish Bate)
Indian classical dancer Mallika Sarabhai performs during the 9th day of Kala Ghoda Art Festival in Mumbai. (HT Photo/ Satish Bate)
Indian classical dancer Mallika Sarabhai performs during the 9th day of Kala Ghoda Art Festival in Mumbai. (HT Photo/ Satish Bate)
A visitor makes a statement at the final day of the Kala Ghoda Art Festival in Mumbai. (HT Photo/ Satish Bate)
A visitor makes a statement at the final day of the Kala Ghoda Art Festival in Mumbai. (HT Photo/ Satish Bate)
A scene at closing day of the Kala Ghoda Art Festival in Mumbai. (HT Photo/ Satish Bate)
A scene at closing day of the Kala Ghoda Art Festival in Mumbai. (HT Photo/ Satish Bate)
Visitors throng the Kala Ghoda Art Festival in Mumbai on its closing day. (HT Photo/ Satish Bate)
Visitors throng the Kala Ghoda Art Festival in Mumbai on its closing day. (HT Photo/ Satish Bate)
Visitors show their support for the HT Kala Ghoda Art Festival during a signature campaign at the close of the festival in Mumbai. (HT Photo/ Satish Bate)
Visitors show their support for the HT Kala Ghoda Art Festival during a signature campaign at the close of the festival in Mumbai. (HT Photo/ Satish Bate)
Crowds go crazy as Farhan Akhtar performs on the final day of the Kalaghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai. (Kalpak Pathak/ HT Photo)
Crowds go crazy as Farhan Akhtar performs on the final day of the Kalaghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai. (Kalpak Pathak/ HT Photo)
Farhan Akhtar performs on the 9th day of the Kalaghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai. (Kalpak Pathak/ HT Photo)
Farhan Akhtar performs on the 9th day of the Kalaghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai. (Kalpak Pathak/ HT Photo)

Kala Ghoda fest was an eco-friendly event: NGO

The Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Arts Festival that was organised between February 1 and 9 was more than just a cultural extravaganza; it also turned out to be a ‘green’ event, with an environmental organisation giving the festival a thumbs-up for its eco-friendly initiatives.

With many firsts, festival’s reach grows

With four additional venues, a whole new segment and an initiative that took it beyond south Mumbai for the first time, the Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Arts Festival managed to push its boundaries in various novel ways this year.

Footfall up by 30%, Mumbai's Kala Ghoda festival draws to close

The Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, which ended on Sunday after nine days of festivities, was bigger and better in every aspect this year, hosting more events and visitors than ever before. With many firsts, festival’s reach grows

‘Rockstar’ Farhan Akhtar rocks on at finale

“It is so wonderful to perform in Mumbai,” roared ‘Rockstar’ Farhan Akhtar as the huge crowd that had gathered on the Asiatic Library steps on a cool and breezy Sunday evening, roared back.

Performing live is magical: Farhan Akhtar

Ahead of his performance at the Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Arts Festival on Sunday evening, Farhan Akhtar talks about singing, stage shows and the song-and-dance routine in films.

A theatrical tradition, preserved

In Mithila’s villages, a woman leaving her home is always sent off with Doobdhan — a fistful of grass and rice, symbolising fertility and abundance. When a three-member cast performed the Hindi play at the fest, many members of the audience were left teary-eyed.

Manipuri classical dance makes debut at fest

The Manipuri Jagoi Marup group, comprising 15 members who travelled by train for five days to be part of the festival, created stunning visuals with their vibrant costumes and fluid dance movements as they enacted stories of Lord Krishna.

Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan enthral at dusk concert

They came, they played, they captivated. Making their debut at the Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, the sarod maestros rendered superlative melodies to a packed audience of teenagers, retirees, and familiar faces.

Staged: The politics of hunger strikes

The Hindi satire Dus Din Ka Anshan was staged at the Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Arts Festival on Friday. It is based on a story written by noted satirist Hari Shankar Parsai in 1964.

Harpist brings an unusual music to the city

Kohl-eyed, with a strong liking for traditional Indian outfits and the music of the legendary Asha Bhosale, Welsh harpist Georgia Ruth said she felt at home performing at the Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.

A danseuse offers a peek behind the performances

Taking the audience through the history of Kerala’s classical dance form, Mohini Attam, danseuse Deepti Omchery Bhalla discussed how it had been difficult for the form to gain its own identity, as it was often confused with other dance forms from the state.

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival: Following protests, political play cancelled, to be broadcast online

After receiving critical praise at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and standing ovations at Centrestage, NCPA’s annual festival last year, Chennai-based theatre group Evam’s political play, Ali J was to be performed at the Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2014 (KGAF).

Kala Ghoda Festival: Art installation features works inspired by myths, monsters

Artists can sometimes find inspiration in the strangest of things. For their art installation, Vyom Mehta, Mrugen Rathod and Siddhartha Karawal dug out ideas from the darkest corners of their minds.

Sibling rivalry, via Munshi Premchand

Two brothers, one older than the other by five years, live in a school hostel away from their parents. The younger brother, a Classs 6 student, would rather eat golgappas and play kites than study. The elder, in Class 9, is conscientious.

ISRO scientist enthralls kids at session on Mars

“Sending a rocket to Mars is like diving into a pool, where both the diving board and the pool are moving, and the pool is smaller than the diving board,” said BR Guruprasad, a scientist from the Indian Space Research Organisation.
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