Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Photo Blog - KGAF2016 and Make in India Food and Craft Festival

Till date I had never been to the annual celebration of Mumbai's culture and arts - The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. To the uninitiated, it is a melting hotpot of the finest art installations, sculptures which resonate with every Mumbaikar and most importantly are a visual treat.

This year, the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (KGAF) was being held from February 6 - 14, 2016. And this year, I made it a point to not only attend the KGAF but also the Food and Crafts Festival. One of the venues of the KGAF- the cross maidan near Churchgate Railway station - was host to its sister event in line with the Make In India initiative - Food and Craft Festival.

So here are the snippets and of my sightseeing at Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Arts Festival at the Cross Maidan:

This was right at the entrance to the maidan.

If you think this installation resembles a T-Rex skeleton, well that makes two of us.
In fact it is a representation of the Charkha as donated by TATA Steel.

Some visitors we so eager to pose with the installations,
that they didn't realise it was still being worked on.

The Make In India Peacock
On inquiring with one of the students setting up this peacock installation covered with origami cutouts, I was told that this peacock is their metaphorical mascot for 'Make In India' initiative. Just like the peacock attracts all to view it after it unravels its plumage, similarly, the Make in India initiative is that peacock to "attract" investors from all over the world to India.

The other part of Cross Maidan had food stalls all over for the Food and Craft Festival - Make In India.

Food and Craft Festival - Make In India

SKY Goodies
 A smart way to place all your products on display - Showcase it on a car! No. the car was not on sale.


Unfortunately for me, the stalls were still being set up when I was looking around.

Chocolate Almond Waffle Stick
I had to try this this time after having missed a chance at The Lil Flea Fest last year. The warm chocolate syrup made the waffle incredibly soft and chewy with the almonds adding to the crunch. Will have it again. INR 150

Tried the Noodles from Chef's Basket. Got one box free on the purchase of another.

A panoramic view of the Festival


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