Kala Ghoda Festival 2019

Kala Ghoda 2019: Dates, Events, Schedule, Maps and Timings

Kala Ghoda 2019 is here! If you are a connoisseur of arts and love dance, music, installations and

Kala Ghoda 2019 is here! If you are a connoisseur of arts and love dance, music, installations and everything related to art, then Kala Ghoda Festival is the place to go this weekend.

Kala Ghoda means Black Horse. Located in the heart of the city in Fort area, with Regal Cinema in the South on MG Road, Port to the East, Oval Maidan to the West and Stock Exchange to the North, Kala Ghoda is rightly called the cultural heart of the city.

A walk down the historical lane

Kala Ghoda got its name due to the black stone statue of King Edward VII sitting on a horse and made from black stone. The statue was installed by Albert Abdullah David Sassoon but was removed by the Byculla Zoo. The area’s pride was restored when a new statue was put in place in 2017. Of course, the new Kala Ghoda is sans its rider. However, is one landmark that’s hard to miss.

Kala Ghoda started when the residents, business luminaries, art galleries and art patrons came together on 30th October 1998 with the objective to preserve the art and heritage of South Mumbai. Each year the Association organises a street festival in February, from the first Saturday to the next Sunday. It started as a street festival with the entire Kala Ghoda being transformed into a venue that hosts village artists and urban sellers as well as performances of dance, music and theatre. However, over the time, it came to be known as the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.  Over time the festival spread to Azad Maidan and Horniman Circle.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Kala Ghoda 2019 festival. Residents of Mumbai and people from across the country and the world will be attending the Kala Ghoda 2019 festival, which is slated to start on 2nd February and end on 10th February 2019.

Sections to look forward to in Kala Ghoda 2019 Festival

Children
Kala Ghoda 2019 Children Events

There are many activities for children in Kala Ghoda 2019. The Museum Gardens become the venue for children to exhibit their painting skills. This year’s theme is Dream STEAM that focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and maths. It is an opportunity for kids to get hands-on experience in all these fields. Schools can participate in the exhibitions and submit exhibits. There is also a literature section where children can participate in writing workshops.

Cinema

Kala Ghoda 2019 - CinemaIf you are a movie buff, you just cannot skip this section. Here’s your chance to catch up on some of the best documentary, regional, offbeat, and feature films from India and around the world. Want to walk down the memorable movie lane? Then do not miss the theme of Kala Ghoda 2019 – past forward, where you can watch some of the greatest films ever made in the past 20 years.

Dance

Kala Ghoda 2019 - DanceThe Kala Ghoda 2019 dance theme revolves around Desire, Determination, Excitement, Energy and Passion. Dance troupes from across the country and from Germany, United Kingdom and the USA will perform at Cross Maidan, Churchgate. From Shakti Mohan’s troupe Nritya Shakti to Kamalika Ghuathakurta and Srijon’s Rabindra Nritya and Rukmini Vijayakumar’s Bharatnatyam performance, each day is packed with different and enthralling performances from eminent artists.

Food

Kala Ghoda 2019 - Food

A festival is incomplete without food. Kala Ghoda 2019 features Flavours of Kala Ghoda, MasterChef workshops, food walks to hidden foodie places around the area and a culinary-themed treasure hunt, the last being a first for Kala Ghoda festival of 2019. The restaurants in the neighbourhood are going to feature a festival themed menu to make it more special for the patrons. Start prepping your digestive juices; for you are in for a gastronomic treat.

Heritage Walks

Kala Ghoda 2019 Heritage WalksHeritage Walks during Kala Ghoda 2019 will take you on an exploratory walking tour to the hidden gems in the area. For those who do not like to walk, there are heritage bus tours. 20 locations, mark the 20 stories of this 20th Kala Ghoda 2019 festival.

Even if you have no interest in art, music or dance, Kala Ghoda 2019 is worth visiting for the ambiance, and the gorgeous spread of foods. It’s the perfect way to know your city better.

Kala Ghoda 2019 festival promises to be an absolute extravaganza, do not skip it at any cost!

Kala Ghoda 2019 MAP

Kala Ghoda 2019

Kala Ghoda 2019 Schedule

Download the schedule to plan your visit.

CHILDREN DREAM STEAM
2ND FEB SATURDAY
Dream Catchers CSMVS 11:00 AM   Join us on a sacred journey as you weave your very
by Chaahat Advani Lawns 12:00 noon own dreamcatcher and let your inner boho shine!
(Age: 6 to 12yrs)
Khatron Ke Khiladi CSMVS 12:00 noon    Get ready to be amazed by the power of fire in this
by Science Utsav Lawns – 1:00 pm enchanting science show. (Age: All)
Our Playground CSMVS 1:30 PM Enjoy a fun-filled collaborative session through play
by Madhulika Dhindaw Lawns 2:30 pm to create a vision for a better tomorrow.
(Age: 6 to 12yrs)
Math with Origami CSMVS 3:00 pm – Unravel the fun of Math with Origami.
by Bob Lawns 4:00 pm (Age: 10yrs +)
Tribal Beats by Saevus CSMVS 4:00 pm – Introducing the tribal natives of the Indian wild
Lawns 5:00 pm through music and dance. (Age: 8 to 12yrs)
Mo-Glitter by Shruti Narayan CSMVS 5:00 pm – Do a creative mosaic, add some glitter and you get a
Lawns 6:00 pm Mo-Glitter! Experience using mixed medium.
(Age: 6 to 12yrs)
3RD FEB SUNDAY
Foiled! CSMVS 11:00 AM Create your own sculpture with scraps and foil with
by artist Arzan Khambatta Lawns 12:00 noon artist Arzan Khambatta . (Age: 8 to 14yrs)
Everyday Math through CSMVS 12:00 noon An interactive storytelling session using the language
Stories, Fun and Dance Lawns – 1:00 pm of Bharatanatyam with everyday math presented
by Neha Khaitan from A Flower Child. (Age: 7 to 12yrs)
Clever, Cleverer, Cleverest CSMVS 1:30 pm – Hear the award-winning story of the clever tailor
by Maulshree Kalothia Lawns 2:30 pm Ruparam and see how a little can go a long way,
especially in these times of excess. (Age: 5yrs +)
Build a Rocket Launcher CSMVS 2:30 pm – Explore, play, discover and build your own rocket
by Science Utsav Lawns 3:30 pm launcher. (Age: 5yrs +)
CHILDREN
3RD FEB SUNDAY
Think with your Hands CSMVS 4:00 pm – Get creative and let your imagination run wild. Join
by Sticky Bits Lawns 5:00 pm us in a fun filled session.
(Age: 5 to 10yrs)
Rhythmic Art Strokes and CSMVS 5:00 pm – Be a tree, a wolf, water or wind and join Allison
Spirit Dance Expression of the Lawns 6:00 pm Moreu as she takes you on a journey with a spirit
Elements of Nature dance of the elements of nature which culminates
by Allison John into an expressive Mural painting.
4TH FEB MONDAY
Little Van Goghs CSMVS 4:00 pm – Understand the value of patience through the Starry
by Saturday Art Class Lawns 5:00 pm Night painting. (Age: 6 to 12yrs)
3D Doodling CSMVS 5:00 pm – Open your wings of creativity by making 3D models
Lawns 6:00 pm of things around us with a special 3D pen and let
your imagination take shape. (Age: 6 to 14yrs)
5TH FEB TUESDAY
Plastic Not in my Ocean CSMVS 11:00 am –   Let the magic in your hands convert plastic waste
by Natasha D’Costa Lawns 12:00 noon  into a beautiful bench. Bring your plastic bags,
wrappers, etc. to help build a strong sturdy bench
presented by the NGO, Start Upcycling Now.
Of Dreams that Glow and CSMVS 4:00 pm – A fun-filled poetry writing workshop, that gets kids
Words that Flow! Lawns 5:00 pm to give words to their wishes and come up with their
by Richa Gupta own original poem. (Age: 7 to 15yrs)
Birds ‘R Us CSMVS 5:00 pm – An interactive session for kids of all ages, where
by Monica Jhaveri Lawns 6:00 pm we will learn about identifying local bird species in
Mumbai. (Age: All)
6TH FEB WEDNESDAY
Our Playground CSMVS 4:00 pm – A playful, collaborative session of individuals
Lawns 5:00 pm to create a vision for a better tomorrow.
(Age: 6 to 12yrs)
CHILDREN DREAM STEAM
Our Planet Blue! CSMVS 5:00 pm – Join us on an exciting musical story about our
by Katie Bagli Lawns 6:00 pm planet’s environment, sung to rap beat by a group of
children. (Age: 6 to 14yrs)
7TH FEB THURSDAY
The Six Traits of Creative CSMVS 4:00 pm – An introduction to the basic traits of creative writing
Writing Lawns 5:00 pm and the use of graphic organisers which help in
by Reshma Krishnan Barshikar building a discipline of writing. (Age: 10 to 15yrs)
Wear Your Art CSMVS 5:00 pm – As Kala Ghoda turns 20, let your imagination spruce
by Changeover Lawns 6:00 pm up a plain cotton canvas tote bag into an unusual
piece of art using 20 shades and tints! (Age: 6yrs+)
8TH FEB FRIDAY
Reviving Indian Art CSMVS 11:00 am – Learn the nuances of the Indian art of mandala to the
by Students of ABWA Lawns 12:45 pm children of the NGO Toy Bank. The mandala design
Grade 11 IB will be created on a board that you can take home.
Workshop with CSMVS 1:30 pm – Students of the Dhirubhai Ambani International
Drawing Words Lawns 5:00 pm School Primary Art Core Group will view the Drawing
by Yasmeen Ismail Words exhibit and attend a session presented by
British Council Mumbai.
Puppet Workshop CSMVS 4:00 pm – Make children discover that you can make your own
by Frédéric Simon Lawns 5:00 pm games with everyday objects and stimulate your
imagination. Presented by Alliance Francaise De
Bombay. (Age: 5 to 10yrs)
STEAM Stories with Puppets CSMVS 5:00 pm – Physics and chemistry are made easy in this
by Usha Venkataraman Lawns 6:00 pm immersive storytelling of The Moon and his two
wives as Alexander T Wolf teaches about materials
and their uses. (Age: 8 to 12yrs)
9TH FEB SATURDAY
Magical Mandalas CSMVS 11:00 am – Unleash your mind to create a dreamscape through
by Anita Yewele Lawns 12:00 noon  circular patterns. (Age: 6yrs +)
CHILDREN DREAM STEAM
9TH FEB SATURDAY
Experience STEAM CSMVS 12:00 noon – Spark your curiosity with hands-on science activities
by Agastya Foundation Lawns 1:00 pm and share the Ah! Aha! Ha Ha! experience!
Know Your Rhythm CSMVS 1:30 pm – Go on a joyous journey to explore, be imaginative
by iexpress Lawns 2:30 pm and harmonize with the inner self through a sensory
process. (Age: 5yrs +)
Interactive Storytelling and CSMVS 2:30 pm – Enjoy stories of the Father of the Nation – a fun-filled
Dance Lawns 3:30 pm interactive session with a drama on making a
by Nidhi Bagharia difference. (Age: 2 to 10yrs)
Puppet Stories to understand CSMVS 4:00 pm – Interactive math and biology stories of King
Math and Biology Concepts Lawns 5:00 pm Vikram who solves an improbable task
by Usha Venkataraman and Jack on his mission to grow a plant.
(Age: 8 to 12yrs)
Creative Daydreaming CSMVS 5:30 pm – Sketch your dream and write a letter to the President
workshop by Dream On, Lawns 7:00 pm about your vision for India.These will be uploaded to
India!™ – India’s first-ever www.dreamonindia.com under “Map of Dreams”
multilingual Book of Dreams and select dreams will be included in the printed
copy of the “Book of Dreams”. (Age: All)
10TH FEB SUNDAY
Kiki and Bobo: Storytelling CSMVS 11:00 am –   Storytelling followed by a colourful activity for the
and Illustrating for Young Lawns 12:00 pm    entire family to get involved in. Don’t forget to get
Children your colours. Presented by British Council Mumbai.
by Yasmeen Ismail (Age: 4 to 8yrs)
20 Ways to Write Your Name CSMVS 12:00 noon –   Explore different styles of letter writing; creating cool,
by Bhakti Oberoi Lawns 1:00 pm colourful & fun ways to write your name and make
your very own paper nameplaque. (Age: 6 to 12yrs)
Under 18 Visual Arts Prize CSMVS 1:00 pm – All schools and organisations to gather for the
Distribution Lawns 2:00 pm results of the Children’s Art Installation,
themed ’20 TIMES’.
CHILDREN DREAM STEAM
Ooey Gooey CSMVS 2:00 pm – Get messy and ignite your curious minds as you
by Nutty Scientists Lawns 3:00 pm combine chemicals, make your own slime, colour
changing experiments, create elephant’s toothpaste
and see amazing chemical reactions.
(Age: 4 to 9yrs)
Know Your Art presents CSMVS 3:00 pm – Mathematics, geometry, shapes and colour. Steam
S. H. Raza Lawns 4:00 pm them up and what do you get? A masterpiece by
Indian artist S.H. Raza. Come and learn about his life
and take back your own unique artwork.
(Age: 6 to 12yrs)
Frozen Dry Ice Workshop CSMVS 4:00 pm – Ever wondered how ice can be dry? Play with
by Nutty Scientists Lawns 5:00 pm carbonic ice and create mists, blow balloons, make
sounds through friction and enjoy the never ending
bubbles! (Age: 4 to 9yrs)
Twisted Tales with the CSMVS 5:00 pm – The Gruffalo is walking through the woods, listening
Gruffalo! Lawns 6:00 pm to stories that could help him get smarter than that
By Talking Turtles witty mouse! Join him and listen up, as his wooded
buddies tell him twisted tales! (Age: All)
• All registrations will begin half an hour before each workshop time at the CSMVS Lawns
• Entry on a first come, first serve basis
• For all installations (under 18), please refer to our Visual Arts section
Curators: Nuriya Rao & Tasneem Rajkotwala
Team: Ranjana Nair, Yashika Kukreja, Kimmie Kukreja and Arun Mohnani
Acknowledgements: Arzan Khambatta, British Council Mumbai, Alliance Francaise De Bombay,
Saevus, Katie Bagli, Rishita Chandra, Usha Venkataraman, Science Utsav and Nutty Scientist
Note: All programs are subject to change.
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE TALE O’ CLOCK
2ND FEB SATURDAY
Papa’s Marathon Kitab Khana 10:30 am – It’s marathon time! How fit are you? Have
with Nalini Sorensen 11:30 pm you counted the number of steps you take in
a minute? Author Nalini Sorensen shares the
story of her Papa’s Marathon! (Age: 5+ yrs)
Click a Story Workshop Visitor’s 10:30 am – Pictures speak a thousand words and
with Tejal Pandey Centre, 12:30 pm thousands of words make a story! Learn how
CSMVS to make images. Don’t forget your cellphone
*each child needs a cell phone for session*
(Age: 10+ yrs)
Lucky it’s not just Christmas Kitab Khana 11:30 am – Woof! Woof! Woof! That’s Lucky! Who?
story! 12:30 pm LUCKY! The Cocker Spaniel puppy. Love,
with Nalini Sorensen laughter, tail wags, singing and loads of fun with
author Nalini Sorensen.(Age: 5+ yrs)
Puu with CG Salamender and Kitab Khana 12:30 pm – Drawing words and writing pictures: a
Samidha Gunjal 1:30 pm workshop making picture books with author C
G Salamander and illustrator Samidha Gunjal.
(Age: 6+ yrs)
Flying with Grandpa Kitab Khana 3:00 pm – Peek into the world of Xerxes and Grandpa
by Madhuri Kamat 4:00 pm alongside creating a fun game to entertain your
elders with author Madhuri Kamat.
(Age: 8+ yrs)
Creating Characters Kitab Khana 4:00 pm – Learn how to make a fun, loveable character with
with Anita Heiss 5:00 pm Australian author Anita Heiss. (Age: 8+ yrs)
Wonderwords Kitab Khana 5:00 pm – Do you know what tsundoku or bhaat-ghoom
with Rituparna Sarkar 6:00 pm means? Leap into a world of words that cannot
be translated into English and hop on this
wondrous world tour. (Age: 9+ yrs)
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE TALE O’ CLOCK
3RD FEB SUNDAY
Woka Chimni Kitab Khana 10:30 am – Meet young Woka Chimni a house sparrow
with Preeti Vyas 11:30 am from Mumbai, who travels across India.
Author Preeti Vyas tells you about her
adventures. (Age: 5+yrs)
Nani’s Walk in the Park Kitab Khana 11:30 am  – You haven’t been on a walk unless you have
with Deepa Balsavar 12:30 pm walked with Nani! Accompany Nani and her
grandson Venki on an adventure around a
special neighbourhood. Come be prepared to
create the biggest most amazing picture ever.
(Age: 6+ yrs)
Fantasy Writing Workshop Visitor’s 10:30 am – Write a short fantasy story set in your own
with Aditi Krishnakumar Centre, 12:30 pm magical world. Fill it with mysterious beings,
CSMVS animals and side quests that take your
characters to their goal. (Age: 10+ yrs)
Music for Joshua Kitab Khana 12:30 pm – Have you ever wanted something so badly that
with Chatura Rao 1:30 pm you followed it around and tried to make friends
with it (one step at a time)?  Listen to Joshua’s
enchanting story. (Age: 6+ yrs)
If I Could Teach A Teacher Kitab Khana 3:00 pm – Ever wondered what makes a few words a
by Sakshi Singh 4:00 pm poem? Is it rhyme, rhythm or idea? Learn
about the magic of writing poetry in this
session. (Age: 6+ yrs)
In My Heart Kitab Khana 4:00 pm – A story of families born out of love, followed
with Nandana Sen 5:00 pm by a jigsaw puzzle, activity cards and a
spontaneous drawing session based on the
book. (Age: 6+ yrs)
Magicians of Madh Kitab Khana 5:00 pm – Take a fun quiz about mythological creatures
with Aditi Krishnakumar 6:00 pm and the things people believed about them.
Design your own creatures and help on a
magical quest. (Age: 8+ yrs)
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE TALE O’ CLOCK
9TH FEB SATURDAY
The Little Red String with Kitab Khana 10:30 am – Join The Little Red string, Moni and Viru on their
Madhumita Nandi Srivastava 11:30 am adventure. Imagine and create your own story
panel. (Age: 6+ yrs)
Travel Writing Workshop Visitor’s 10:30 am – Editor-writer Gretchen Ferrao Walkers helps
with Gretchen Ferrao Centre, 12:30 pm you dip into your travel memories, fish for the
CSMVS right experiences and find the perfect words to
describe your adventures. (Age: 10+ yrs)
My City, My Dogs Kitab Khana 11:30 am – Meet Traffic, Hole, Periappa and other dogs who
with Abodh Aras 12:30 pm live of the streets of Mumbai and listen to the
stories the dogs pictured in the book, My City,
My Dogs written by Abodh Aras, illustrated by
Sumedha Sah, photographed by Hashim Badani.
(Age: 5+ yrs)
Neel on Wheels Kitab Khana 12:30 pm – Listen to the story of a superboy with a super set
with Lavanya Karthik 1:30 pm of wheels. Come along and also make your own
monster and super duper machines.
(Age: 6+ yrs)
Insect Boy with Monami Kitab Khana 3:00 pm – One incident can lead to different stories, and
and Shobha Vishwanath 4:00 pm characters are influenced by small events in
their life. Learn to flip a story on its head.
(Age: 6+ yrs)
The Little Rainmaker Kitab Khana 4:00 pm – Would we survive in a world without sunlight
with Roopal Kewalaya 5:00 pm and rain? Can a ten year-old bring rain to
the world? Can magic really make dreams
possible? Discuss myriad possibilities of
living in an underground world or drinking
chemical water. (Age: 8+ yrs)
Book Launch! Kitab Khana 5:00 pm – If you think you’ve read every fairytale out
Twice Upon a Time 6:00 pm there, think again. Smash the tired old princess
with Payal Kapadia story to smithereens with Twice Upon a Time.
Write a princess story like no other!
(Age: 9+ yrs)
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE TALE O’ CLOCK
10TH FEB SUNDAY
Discover India Tambola Kitab Khana 10:30 am – Roll up your sleeves and revise your knowledge
with Sonia Mehta 11:30 am of India with the coolest game of housie you’ve
ever played. Peek into Daadu Dolma, Pushki
and Mishka’s adventures across the states of
India and end with a fun session of quizzing and
tambola! (Age: 6+ yrs)
Zine Making Workshop Kitab Khana 10:30 am – Do you have a topic or an idea that you really want
with Himanshu 12:30 pm to share with the world? Painter and zine-maker
Himanshu will help you make a magazine based on
your thoughts, ideas, dreams and fantasies.
(Age: 10+ yrs)
Jiya Meets Urmila Kitab Khana 11:30 am – Jiya and Urmila grow up on two sides of a wall.
with Shabnam Minwalla 12:30 pm They lead completely different lives. Then one
and Tanvi Bhat day, the two girls  come together to battle their
horrid, trouble-making neighbour. Join these
two girls and make some music along the way.
(Age: 6+ yrs)
I Need to Pee Kitab Khana 12:30 pm – Young Rahi loves drinking water, juices and
with Neha Singh 1:30 pm nariyal paani – what do you think that leads to?
A whole lot of susu – susu on the train, susu
on the plane, susu when travelling in a bus too!
(Age: 5+ yrs)
Amuchi Puchi Kitab Khana 3:00 pm – Do you have a secret code, story or ritual with
with Sharanya Manivanan 4:00 pm your grandparents? Come listen to the heart-
warming tale of Aditya, Anjali and their dear
Ammuchi. (Age: 6+ yrs)
Padma and the Blue Kitab Khana 4:00 pm – Learn about the exciting world of Indian
Dinosaur with Vaishali Shroff 5:00 pm dinosaurs and our rich fossil heritage.
(Age: 8+ yrs)
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE TALE O’ CLOCK
KALA GHODA GOES TO SCHOOL
At the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival we wish to make sure that children interact with authors, engage with
stories and expand their horizons. In addition to the festival, we organise sessions for schools every year.
To celebrate the 20th year of KGAF, in association with The Pomegranate Workshop we have organised
sessions in schools all over the city.
4TH FEB MONDAY
Magicians of Madh CSMVS 10:00 am – Delve into a magical land, take a quiz and
with Aditi Krishnakumar Lawns 11:00 am even design a magical creature.
5TH FEB TUESDAY
The Sage’s Secret CSMVS 10:00 am – Kalki Chronicles- a story about the 10th
with Abhinav Lawns 11:00 am Avatar of Vishnu who must restore the
balance between good and evil.
6TH FEB WEDNESDAY
What Maya Saw CSMVS 10:00 am – Set in Mumbai, the story takes the
with Shabnam Minwalla Lawns 11:00 am protagonist Maya on a cluehunt across
the city; a mystery to be unravelled.
Please register for all kids literature events by emailing [email protected] with “Register”
and the name of the session in the subject line. No registration for other children’s workshops.
Curator: Yashasvi Vachhani
Team: Poyani Mehta, Elvira Castelino
Acknowledgements: Puffin India, Duckbill Books, Karadi Tales, HarperCollins, Tulika Books,
FunOkPlease, Kitab Khana, Somaiya Bhavan, Lubaina Bandukwala, Australian Consulate-
General Mumbai, The Pomegranate Workshop.
Note: All programs are subject to change.
CINEMA PAST FORWARD
2ND FEB SATURDAY
COOMARASWAMY HALL
Swedish Dads Photography Exhibition 12:00 noon This photo essay by Johan Bävman
– 2:00 pm aims to describe the background to Sweden’s
unique parental allowance and inspire other fathers
– in Sweden, and further afield – to consider the
positive benefits of such a system.
Panel Discussion 2:00 pm – Gender norms, values, stereotypes, impact on
3:30 pm quality of life & ground realities of increasing
women’s participation in the workplace.
Mom (Hindi, Feature) 3:30 pm – Devaki is a biology teacher at the same school at-
6:00 pm tended by her step daughter who later gets brutally
attacked. When the justice system fails, Devaki
takes matters into her own hands.
Hamid (Hindi, Feature) 6:00 pm – Eight-year-old Hamid learns that 786 is God’s
#PUBLICPREMIERE 8:00 pm number and decides to try and reach out to God
by dialing this number to talk to his father, who his
mother tells him has gone to Allah. One fine day
the phone call is answered.
Audience Interaction 8:00 pm – Talk with the cast and crew of Hamid.
8:30 pm
VISITORS’ CENTRE
Juze (Konkani, Feature) 12:30 pm A terrifying landlord in a small Goan village drives
#DIVERSEVOICES 2:10 pm Santosh, a stubborn teenager on his path to self-
discovery, to make a brave and difficult choice.
Tottaa Pataaka Item Maal (Hindi, Feature) 2:15 pm – Four women from Delhi, NCR and Gurgaon, tired
#PUBLICPREMIERE 4:15 pm of dealing with the incessant fear or rape, decide
to teach one man how it feels to be afraid of being
raped.
CINEMA PAST FORWARD
Audience Interaction 4:15 pm – Talk with the cast and crew of Totta Pataaka Item
4:45 pm Maal.
Shehjar (Hindi, Feature) 5:00 pm – A young Kashmiri couple with their two teenaged
#DIVERSEVOICES 7:00 pm sons travel from Kashmir to Mumbai for a brief
stay, leading to unexpected consequences and
revelations.
Audience Interaction 7:00 pm – Talk with the cast and crew of Shehjar.
8:00 pm
3RD FEB SUNDAY
COOMARASWAMY HALL
Zoo (Hindi, Feature) 1:00 pm – Shot entirely on an iPhone, Zoo inter-weaves the
#DIVERSEVOICES 2:45 pm lives of 2 teenaged Dharavi rappers, a coffee-shop
waiter, an under-aged teenage girl and another
girl staying in the slums working as house help in
upmarket Mumbai, all battling their own demons.
Talk 3:00 pm – Mobile filmmaking by Shlok Sharma, director of
4:00 pm Zoo.
Haseena Maan Jayegi (Hindi, Feature) 5:00 pm – Sanjay Dutt and Govinda’s fourth collaboration and
#HAPPY20TH 7:30 pm their most successful one, Haseena Maan Jayegi
celebrates 20 years of its release this year.
Audience Interaction 7:30 pm – Director David Dhawan on 20 years of Haseena
8:00 pm Maan Jayegi.
VISITORS’ CENTRE
Bismillah of Benares 1:00 pm – Director Nasreen Munni Kabir travels to Benaras
(Hindi/English, Documentary) 2:00 pm to explore the life, work and unique personality of
#PICKSOFPAST20 acclaimed classical musician Bismillah Khan. This
documentary made in 2002 has the world-class
performer look back at his amazing career with
humour, humility and spirituality.
CINEMA PAST FORWARD
Actor in Law (Urdu, Feature) 2:00 pm – Celebrated actor Om Puri’s last film, Actor in Law,
#DIVERSEVOICES 4:30 pm is the story of an aspiring actor, estranged from his
attorney father, who poses as a lawyer and becomes a
celebrity for taking up difficult cases.
Audience Interaction 4:30 pm – Talk with Nandita Puri who looks back on veteran
5:00 pm actor Om Puri’s career, spanning decades.
Aligarh (Hindi, Feature) 5:00 pm – A gay, linguistics professor must deal with the
#PICKSOFPAST20 7:00 pm aftermath of a sting operation that outs his sexual
orientation in front of the entire nation.
Audience Interaction 7:00 pm – Talk with Hansal Mehta, director of Aligarh.
7:30 pm
4TH FEB MONDAY
COOMARASWAMY HALL
In Search of Guru Dutt 1:00 pm  – In search of Guru Dutt, directed by Nasreen Muni
(Hindi/English, Documentary) 2:30 pm Kabir, is a film on the life of the legendary filmmaker
#DIVERSEVOICES that includes comments from his contemporaries
Dev Anand,Waheeda Rehman and many more.
Nil Battey Sannata (Hindi, Feature) 3:00 pm – A comedy-drama, Nil Battey Sannata is about a
#PICKSOFPAST20 4:45 pm single woman who works as a housemaid but has
big dreams for her daughter.
Sudani from Nigeria (Malayalam, Feature) 5:00 pm – Majeed, a football manager, recruits three Nigerian
#DIVERSEVOICES 7:05 pm footballers for his team. When Samuel, one of
the players, is injured, Majeed lets him stay at his
house and over time, they develop a close bond.
VISITORS’ CENTRE
#HOTSHORTS 1:00 pm – A curated collection of short films.
Death of a Father (10 mins) 3:30 pm
Playboy Mr. Sawhney (25 mins)
Bawraa (28 mins)
Shame (25 mins)
Sheher Ya Tum (6 mins)
Raat Baaki Baat Baaki (20 mins)
Fool for Love (15 mins)
CINEMA PAST FORWARD
Arth (Hindi, Feature) 3:30 pm – A filmmaker who is having an extra-marital affair
#PICKSOFPAST20 5:45 pm decides to leave his wife. Arth is the story of this
woman’s search for her identity.
Short Films on Mahatma Gandhi 6:00 pm – A curated collection of short films on Mahatma
#CELEBRATING150 7:00 pm Gandhi to celebrate the 150th year of his birth
anniversary.
5TH FEB TUESDAY
COOMARASWAMY HALL
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (Hindi, Feature) 1:00 pm – Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation
#PICKSOFPAST20 3:00 pm into reality after one of their number becomes
engaged.
Short Films on Mahatma Gandhi 3:30 pm – A curated collection of short films on Mahatma
#CELEBRATING150 4:30 pm Gandhi to celebrate the 150th year of his birth
anniversary.
Sarfarosh (Hindi, Feature) 5:00 pm – After his brother is killed and father severely injured
#HAPPY20TH 8:00 pm by terrorists, a young medical student quits his
studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out
the terrorists.
VISITORS’ CENTRE
Best of KASHISH Short Films 12:00 noon A curated collection of short films from KASHISH
#DIVERSEVOICES – 2:00 pm Mumbai International Queer Film Festival.
Evening Shadows (Hindi, Feature) 2:15 pm – Evening Shadows, directed by Sridhar Rangayan, is
#DIVERSEVOICES 4:00 pm the heart-warming story about a mother-son bond,
that has to withstand the ravages of time, distance
and truths.
Audience Interaction 4:00 pm – Talk with director Sridhar Rangayan.
4:30 pm
CINEMA PAST FORWARD
Supermen of Malegaon 5:00 pm – The film revolves around the passion which residents
(Hindi/English, Documentary) 7:00 pm of Malegaon, a city in Maharashtra, India have for
#PICKSOFPAST20 filmmaking. This documentary is a journey through
that movie making process.
6TH FEB WEDNESDAY
COOMARASWAMY HALL
The Making of the Mahatma (English, 1:00 pm – Directed by Shyam Benegal, the film explores the
Feature) 3:30 pm early life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, during
#CELEBRATING150 the 21 years he spent in South Africa.
Red Dog (English, Feature) 3:45 pm – Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog
#DIVERSEVOICES 5:15 pm who united a disparate local community while
roaming the Australian outback in search of his
long lost master.
Juze (Konkani, Feature) 5:30 pm – A terrifying landlord in a small Goan village drives
#DIVERSEVOICES 7:00 pm Santosh, a stubborn teenager on his path to self-
discovery, to make a brave and difficult choice.
VISITORS’ CENTRE
Amdavad Ma Famous 1:00 pm – Set during the kaleidoscopic backdrop of the kite-
(Gujarati, Short) 1:30 pm flying festival, ‘Amdavad Ma Famous’, witnesses
#PICKSOFPAST20 the transformation of an 11-year-old Zaid an
aggressive and a passionate kite-runner who
comes across a hindrance that prevents him from
flying kites on the terrace.
Maman Last Call (French, Feature) 2:00 pm – A Canadian comedy-drama film based on Nathalie
#DIVERSEVOICES 3:45 pm Petrowski’s novel, Maman Last Call revolves
around a career-oriented journalist who has resisted
marrying and start a family with her boyfriend, but
unexpectedly finds herself pregnant.
CINEMA PAST FORWARD
6DHHG 0LU]D 7KH /HIWLVW 6XÀ 4:30 pm – A lyrical documentary on India’s most celebrated
(English, Documentary) 5:30 pm auteur of the 70s through the mid 90s. Saeed Mirza
#PICKSOFPAST20 is the creator of cult films that delve into the socio-
economic realities of Mumbai and the angst of the
marginalized and disenfranchised.
7TH FEB THURSDAY
COOMARASWAMY HALL
La Passion d’Augustine (French, Feature) 1:00 pm – Mother Augustine provides a musical education
#DIVERSEVOICES 2:45 pm to young women, no matter the socio-economic
background. However, with the looming changes
brought by the Vatican II and Quebec’s Quiet
Revolution, the school’s future is in peril.
Vino Para Robar (Spanish, Feature) 3:00 pm – Two professional thieves realize they will have to
#DIVERSEVOICES 4:45 pm work together to steal a unique bottle of wine kept
safe inside a bank in Mendoza.
The Fakir of Venice (Hindi, Feature) 5:00 pm – An Indian con man is hired to find a fakir who can
#PUBLICPREMIERE 7:00 pm bury himself in sand for an installation art project
in Venice. He passes off a poor slum dweller from
Bombay as the real thing, conning the European
art world successfully.
VISITORS’ CENTRE
The Last Music Store 12:30 pm – The Last Music Store documents the curtains go-
(English, Documentary) 1:30 pm ing down on the iconic Rhythm House, Bombay’s
#PICKSOFPAST20 last and oldest large-format music store ensconced
in the Kala Ghoda precinct.
Shool (Hindi, Feature) 2:00 pm – Honest and diligent inspector Samar Pratap Singh
#PICKSOFPAST20 4:15 pm faces the cruelty of the local MLA due to Samar’s
attribute of maintaining law and order.
CINEMA PAST FORWARD
Kapoor & Sons (Hindi, Feature) 4:30 pm – A story revolving around a dysfunctional family of
#PICKSOFPAST20 6:45 pm two brothers who visit their family and discover the
family’s undergoing crisis.
8TH FEB FRIDAY
COOMARASWAMY HALL
Inkaar (Hindi, Feature) 2:00 pm – At a leading advertising agency, the battle for the
#DIVERSEVOICES 4:00 pm top job takes an ugly turn when Maya files a sexual
harassment complaint against the CEO.
In Conversation 4:00 pm – Paromita Vohra talks to Sudhir Misra about
5:00 pm consent.
Tumbbad (Hindi, Feature) 5:30 pm – A mythological story about a Goddess who created the
#DIVERSEVOICES 7:15 pm entire universe. This film was the first Indian film ever to
open the Venice International Film Critic’s Week.
Audience Interaction 7:15 pm – Talk with the cast and crew of Tumbbad.
8:15 pm
VISITORS’ CENTRE
Mayurakshi (Bengali, Feature) 1:00 pm – A middle-aged man, who is facing problems in his
#DiverseVoices 2:45 pm life, visits his father who is suffering from a neurologi-
cal disorder. This reunion changes their lives when a
lot of closed chapters are reopened.
Ambassador of Socialism 3:00 pm – This docu-fiction is a memorable journey of a
(Hindi, Docu-Drama) 5:15 pm simple man, Dr. Rammanohar Lohia, who created
#DIVERSEVOICES history in Indian politics.
Victor’s History (English, Feature) 5:30 pm – A proud son hires a documentary filmmaker to
#DIVERSEVOICES 7:30 pm immortalize his father’s legacy. Tensions flare up
between filmmaker and subject and a rookie camera-
man is caught in the cross fire as the three travel
across France unearthing family secrets.
CINEMA PAST FORWARD
METRO INOX
Noblemen (English, Feature) 12:00 noon Noblemen is the story of a 15-year-old boy, strug-
#DIVERSEVOICES – 2:00 pm gling with his adolescent years, who is terrorized
by a gang of bullies in a posh boarding school.
This sets forth a chain of events that leads to a
loss of life and innocence.
9TH FEB SATURDAY
COOMARASWAMY HALL
Metegol (Spanish, Feature) 1:00 pm – A young man named Amadeo sets off on an unex-
#DIVERSEVOICES 2:30 pm pected adventure with the players of his beloved
Foosball game.
Raghu Rai – An Unframed Portrait 3:00 pm – Avani Rai didn’t set out to make a film on her
(Hindi/English, Documentary) 4:00 pm father, the famous photographer, Raghu Rai. What
#DIVERSEVOICES she wanted was to get to know him better by
observing him on one of his photo trips. The duo
travel to Kashmir, photographing each other and
their surroundings and each other while reflecting
on their lives, politics and his craft.
&Privé Film + Panel 5:00 pm – Popular film screening followed by a panel discus-
7:30 pm sion.
VISITORS’ CENTRE
Food Walk 9:30 am – Irani Café visit with Roxanne Bamboat.
12:00 noon
The Last Irani Chai 12:30 pm – The Last Irani Chai, by Khalid Mohamed is a salute
(Hindi/English, Documentary) 1:15 pm to the surviving spirit of the Irani tea-shops of
#DIVERSEVOICES Mumbai. Most of them have vanished from the city
with the vagaries of time and the advance of fast-
food chains yet a few of them continue to be an
integral part of the city’s culture and hospitality.
Audience Interaction 1:15 pm – Talk with Khalid Mohamed, director of The Last
1:45 pm Irani Chai.
CINEMA PAST FORWARD
Workshop: Acting with Joy 2:00 pm – Award-winning actor Joy Sengupta teaches the
4:00 pm basics of acting. Open for all ages.
Dear Molly (English, Feature) 5:00 pm – An Indo-Swedish collaboration Dear Molly is a
#PUBLICPREMIERE 7:00 pm poignant story based on a father-daughter relation-
ship. The film explores the journey of a daughter in
search of her father in Sweden.
METRO INOX
Goopi Gawaiyaa, Bagha Bajaiyaa 12:00 noon Goopi loves to sing, Bagha loves to drum. They
(Hindi, Animated Feature) – 1:30 pm meet in the jungle, to where they are banished
#PUBLICPREMIERE when the caophony they create becomes unbear-
able. They form an immediate bond and their
destinies intertwine.
10TH FEB SUNDAY
COOMARASWAMY HALL
Victor’s History (English, Feature) 1:00 pm – A proud son hires a documentary filmmaker to
#DIVERSEVOICES 2:45 pm immortalize his father’s legacy. Tensions flare up
between filmmaker and subject and a rookie camera-
man is caught in the cross fire as the three travel
across France unearthing family secrets.
Noblemen (English, Feature) 3:00 pm – Noblemen is the story of a 15-year-old boy, strug-
#DIVERSEVOICES 5:00 pm gling with his adolescent years, who is terrorized
by a gang of bullies in a posh boarding school.
This sets forth a chain of events that leads to a
loss of life and innocence.
&Privé Film + Panel 5:15 pm – Popular film screening followed by a panel discus-
7:15 pm sion.
VISITORS’ CENTRE
The Immortals (English, Documentary) 12:30 pm – The Immortals is a personal journey travelling through
#DIVERSEVOICES 1:30 pm time and space to unravel hidden stories and rediscover
objects and images that at one time were an integral
part of the lives of cinematic artists through which their
creations came into being.
CINEMA PAST FORWARD
#HOTSHORTS 2:00 pm – A curated collection of short films.
Death of a Father (10 mins) 5:00 pm
Playboy Mr. Sawhney (25 mins)
Bawraa (28 mins)
Shame (25 mins)
Sheher Ya Tum (6 mins)
Raat Baaki Baat Baaki (20 mins)
Khoj (28 mins)
Pardaa (17 mins)
Fool for Love (15 mins)
A Big Little Murder 5:30 pm – In a bid to uncover the truth, the film conducts an
(Hindi/English, Documentary) 7:10 pm independent investigation into the shocking murder
#DIVERSEVOICES of a 7 year-old boy at Ryan International School,
Gurgaon. With exclusive access to families of
both the victim and the accused, the series goes
beyond a “whodunnit” to probe into the “why” of
the murder.
VENUE: METRO INOX
Dear Molly (English, Feature) 12:00 noon An Indo-Swedish collaboration Dear Molly is a
#PUBLICPREMIERE – 2:00 pm poignant story based on a father-daughter relation-
ship. The film explores the journey of a daughter in
search of her father in Sweden.
Curators: Mayank Shekhar, Karan Agarwal and Bhavika Thakkar
Team: Akansha Lande
Acknowledgements: The Consulate General of Argentina, Consulate General of Canada, Australian
Consulate- General Mumbai, National Film Development Corporation; and all directors and producers.
DANCE SPHOORTI
2ND FEB SATURDAY
Punjabi Folk Dance Cross 5:15 pm – An energetic and pulsating rhythm with live drums
by Virasat Club Maidan 5:25 pm brings Punjab’s Bhangra to captivate the audience.
Prabhav Cross 5:35 pm – This Kathak duet will present the Sphoorti of the Sun
by Dr. Parinita Shah & Vaidehi Maidan 6:05 pm and the Moon and present their contrasting roles.
Parashurami
Purusha and Prakriti Cross 6:15 pm – Purusha and Prakriti: A contemporary human relationship
by Naushina Shaikh & Maidan 6:25 pm experienced through 20 poses of Acro yoga to celebrate 20
Vrushankh Raghatate years of KGAF.
Sattriya Cross 6:35 pm – Sattriya Dance Academy from Philadelphia, USA promotes
by Prerona Bhuyan & Maidan 6:50 pm this 600 year old dance form and gives us a glimpse of
Madhusmita Bora Krishna’s 10 incarnations.
Inauguration & Invocation Cross 6:50 pm – Shloka/ prayer to invoke the blessings of the Lord for
Maidan 7:10 pm peace and enlightenment.
Geet Ramayan Cross 7:15 pm – Creative dance adaptation and an excerpt of Geet
by Dr.Tushar Guha’s Nrityanjali Maidan 8:00 pm Ramayan by 80 dancers; 20 characters of Ramayan
commemorating 20 years of KGAF.
Odissi, Manipuri Cross 8:10 pm – A duet from Odisha and Manipur with their characteristic
by Suchismita Kanjilal & Rintu Das Maidan 8:35 pm fluidity and charm.
Bharatanatyam Cross 8:45 pm – Danseuse and film actress Rukmini Vijakumar’s
by Rukmini Vijaykumar Maidan 9:15 pm brilliance lies in her aesthetic approach to dance and
reflects her intensive training in Bharatnatyam and
Modern Dance.
Contemporary, Jazz Cross 9:25 pm – Dance India Dance winner and Dance Plus judge Shakti
by Shakti Mohan’s Nritya Shakti Maidan 9.55 pm Mohan’s troupe presents Contemporary and Jazz.
5TH FEB TUESDAY
KGAF Talent Hunt Cross 5:00 pm – Winners of the All India KGAF Talent Hunt perform.
Maidan 5:10 pm
DANCE SPHOORTI
Kathak Cross 5:20 pm – Kathak performance with the specalised elements
by Pallavi Mhaiskar & Nrutyangan Maidan 5:40 pm characterising this dance form from the North of India.
Dance Academy
Fusion Cross 5:50 pm – Upbeat and energising performances using songs from
by Urmila Thakkar Choreography Maidan 6:00 pm the legends of Bollywood.
Drutam: The messenger of Cross 6:10 pm – Sanjog Academy of Performing Arts epitomises 20 years
youth, a Kathak performance Maidan 6:30 pm of KGAF in 20 minutes with Drutam symbolising life in the
by Amartyya Chatterjee 20’s: The fast motion of youthful life, their sense of freedom
and enjoyment.
Odissi Cross 6:40 pm – The dance recital will present the Odissi repertoire to
by Raminder Khurana Maidan 7:05 pm melodious music.
Folk Dance Cross 7:15 pm – Experience India’s varied cultural aspects with folk
by Khyati Shah & Kalautsav Maidan 7:35 pm dances of Madhya Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh,
Dance Academy Assam and Nagaland- 20 minutes with 20 dancers.
Bharatanatyam Cross 7:45 pm – Renowned institution Kala Sadan started by Guru Shri
by Nandini Ganesan Maidan 8:15 pm Mani explores how divine energy exists in each one of
& Kala Sadan us, with four generations of Guru Shishya Parampara
set to live music accompaniment.
Shur-o-Dhwani, Rabindra Nritya Cross 8:25 pm – Well-known television actress Kamalika Guha Thakurta
by Kamalika Guha Thakurta & Maidan 8:55 pm presents a bouquet of dances set to Rabindra Sangeet
Srijon Foundation where musical instruments are woven into the songs as
metaphors of love, longing and divinity.
Odissi, Mayurbhanj Chhau Cross 9:05 pm – Intricacies of both Odissi and Chhau will be explored in
by Sushant Maharana & Maidan 9:45 pm this performance.
Nrityamanjari
6TH FEB WEDNESDAY
Mohiniattam Cross 5:00 pm – Gliding movements of the body and the gentleness of its
by Lakshmi Nair Maidan 5:20 pm style reflected in Mohiniattam Dance from Kerala.
DANCE SPHOORTI
Bharatanatyam Cross 5:30 pm – Classical dance from Tamil Nadu presents
by Kashmira Trivedi & Maidan 5:50 pm divine moments.
Takshashila Nrityakala Mandir
Odissi Cross 6:00 pm – The dance recital will present Pallavi and Sunderkanda
by Dr. Prachi Jariwala Maidan 6:25 pm from Saint Tulsidas’s Ramcharitamanas.
Latin Rhythm Cross 6:35 pm – Millenials will showcase Sphoorti through Salsa
by Nimesh Bijlani & La Rhythm Maidan 6:45 pm and Bachata.
Bharatanatyam Cross 6:55 pm – With varying pace rhythm and in the inimitable
by Ambali Praharaj Maidan 7:20 pm Kalakshetra style, this dance recital will present the
Bharatanatyam repertoire.
Princess Meera Cross 7:30 pm – This dramatic Kathak dance performance reflects the
by Dr. Anonna Guha & disciples Maidan 7:40 pm love, passion and determination of Princess Meera and
her belief in herself.
Waterfloor Cross 7:50 pm – Waterfloor situates a body and its reflection in a
by Osmosis Cie-Ali Salmi Maidan 8:00 pm Landscape. A standing man, reflection, illusion:
video-choreographic performance.
Tango Cross 8:10 pm – You are what you dance, nothing less nothing more-
by BTangoconscious Maidan 8:20 pm Tango is universal surrender.
Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Cross 8:30 pm – Abhimanyu Vadh is the highlight of this dramatic
Mayurbhanj Chhau Maidan 9:05 pm dance performance.
by Vanashree Rao & Rasa United
Kathak Cross 9:15 pm – The performance will highlight the various nuances of
by Ranjana Phadke & Kathakalaya Maidan 9:40 pm Kathak including intricate footwork and pirouettes.
Seraikella Chhau Cross 9:50 pm – A martial art or sword dance, based on Seraikella
by Sushant Maharana Maidan 9:55 pm Chhau movements.
7TH FEB THURSDAY
Kathak Cross 5:00 pm – The presentation set to live music accompaniment,
by Padmashri Sunayana Maidan 5:20 pm directed by Padmashri Sunayana Hazarilal will depict
Hazarilal & Natwari characteristic Benaras Gharana  Kathak while delineating
the Nayika’s dilemma.
DANCE SPHOORTI
Bharatanatyam Cross 5;30 pm – The recital will commence with a traditional invocatory
by Shreyasi Gopinath Maidan 5:50 pm Pushpanjali and a composition and choreography of
Guru Jamuna Krishnan.
Bharatanatyam Cross 6:00 pm – This solo presentation explores the various popular
by Divya Ravi Maidan 6:30 pm as well as lesser-known tales of the magnificent river
Ganga through intricately woven poetry.
Odissi, Flamenco Cross 6:40 pm – Synthesis of poems of Spanish poet Federico Garcia
by Shubhada Varadkar & Miguel Maidan 7:25 pm Lorca and India’s poetic genius Jaydev, will create a
Angel Espino visual poetic exploration.
Festivals of India Cross 7:35 pm – Headed by Krutika Shah, the performance will bring us
by Taal Group Maidan 7:55 pm vibrant, colourful and joyful moments set to Bollywood
and Folk music.
Creation of the Five Elements Cross 8:45 pm – Amritanjalai School of Bharatanatyam will depict the
by Dr. Shashikala Ravi & Troupe Maidan 9:10 pm creation of the five elements by the Supreme Brahman.
Kathak Cross 9:20 pm – Arpana Mahuaa Nritya Academy will present a Kathak
by Arpana Rao Maidan 9:50 pm performance with traditional Kathak repertoire.
8TH FEB FRIDAY
Let’s Bachata Dominican Style Somaiya 4:30 pm – Be a part of this fun learning workshop about Bachata.
by Avan Mehta Centre 6:00 pm
9TH FEB SATURDAY
Catch the Culture through Folk Somaiya 4:30 pm – An introductory workshop on the varied array of folk
Dances Centre 6:00 pm dance forms in India.
by Dr. Tushar Guha
Bharatanatyam Cross 5:00 pm – Young Adi Mahima’s passion for Bharatanatyam will
by Adi Mahima Maidan 5:10 pm energise the audience.
DANCE SPHOORTI
Kuchipudi Cross 5:20 pm – Lyrical dance and Kuchipudi repertoire will be reflected
By Payal Ramchandani Maidan 5:50 pm in this performance.
Kathak Cross 6:00 pm – The senior most disciple of Pt. Gopikrishna, Vaibhav
by Vaibhav Joshi Maidan 6:30 pm Joshi’s Kathak will reflect the style and energy of his
Guru through Teen taal repertoire.
Ritu Maalya Cross 6:40 pm – An interpretation of the prominent Indian seasons
by Saji Menon, Prachi Saathi, Maidan 7:05 pm through a melange of three classical dance styles of
Namrata Mehta Mohiniattam, Bharatnatyam and Odissi.
Folk Dance Cross 7:15 pm – Gujarati Folk dances and Raas Garba in colourful attire
by Chetan Jethava Maidan 8:00 pm will reflect the Sphoorti of the dance section.
& Saptak Folk Dance Group
20 : 20 Confluence of Art Cross 8:10 pm – 20 dance styles dedicated to 20 years of KGAF- a
Maidan 8:25 pm platform for artistes representing various genres to
share, interact and exchange over the last 20 years.
FlamencoKathaa Cross 8:35 pm – Flamenco-Kathak is a blend of the two disciplines in their
by Aditi Bhagwat & Kunal Om Maidan 9:35 pm pure and collaborative form with foot tapping being at the
crux of both styles.
10TH FEB SATURDAY
Kathak Cross 4:45 pm – Young dancer Diva Agarwal presents Kathak.
by Diva Agarwal Maidan 4:55 pm
Ballet, Contemporary, Zumba Cross 5:05 pm – Founded by Swara Patel and Deepika Ravindran, the
by Rhythmus Happy Feet Maidan 5:20 pm students of the academy will present well thought out
concepts with their creative movements.
Bharatanatyam Cross 5:30 pm – An energetic performance by the graceful Suhail Bhan.
by Suhail Bhan Maidan 5:50 pm
Bharatanatyam Cross 6:00 pm – Nritya Darpana Academy of Fine arts headed by
by Sandhya Damle Maidan 6:20 pm Sandhya Damle, presents Bharatanatyam.
DANCE SPHOORTI
Ishara, a Sufi Kathak Cross 6:30 pm – This work is styled with the beauty of Kathak dance,
presentation Maidan 7:00 pm singing and world music with the choreographer trying
by Vaishali Trivedi & Sangati to hold on to the ideas around a voyage of reconnection
Centre for Performing Arts and conflict between materialism and spirituality and
eventually choosing a path.
Urban Hip Hop Cross 7:10 pm – Recent contestants of Dance Plus, and part of 13.13
by Gang 13 Maidan 7:15 pm Crew, this youthful group will entrall with their
dance performance.
Ek Tha Raja – a Dance Theatre Cross 7:25 pm – A spectacular Musical that celebrates the timeless
by Indian Revival Group Maidan 8:25 pm and unusual tale of an exceptional Raja, a great son of
Gujarat, choreographed and directed by Yug Sundar and
Papiha Desai.
Kathak Yatra Cross 8:35 pm – Kathak exponent, renowned and graceful danseuse
by Saswati Sen & Kalashram Maidan 9:20 pm Saswati Sen’s performance of the Lucknow Gharana will
eulogise Guru Pt. Birju Maharaj’s inimitable style,
while tracing the journey of Kathak.
Shakti Awakening Cross 9:30 pm – The Odissi performance traces the blossoming of
by Sangeeta Rajan & Swati Apte Maidan 9:55 pm the feminine from a meditative awakening to its full
manifestation as the warrior Goddess.
Curator: Dr. Anonna Guha
Assistant Curator: Hetal Desai
Team: Girish Dalvi, Maitri Khedekar, Priyadarshi Desai, Manasi Damle, Tanmay Kamble, Geeta
Chandrasekaran, Harsha Andan, Poonam Arora, Balkrishna Sawant, Sreekala Velambath, Anjum
Panna, Falak Trivedi, Manjula Parshram, Neeta Parekh, Sayali Shinde, Bhavna Gandhi, Neelima
Sonkusale, Nikita Basari, Vinaya Kenny, Juhi Trivedi, Bindu Singh, Sunmesh Singh, Ajay Jadhav, Sagar
Damle, Khushi Patel, Bhavika Nathwani, Satyen Tawde, Neha Valmiki
Acknowledgements: Dance Gurus, Dancers, Musicians, Troupe Managers and Dr. Tushar Guha –
Nrityanjali
Note: All programs are subject to change.
FOOD FLAVOURS OF KALA GHODA
3RD FEB SUNDAY
Top Chef Masters 4:00 pm – 145 America’s favourite Top Chef Tiffany Derry makes
With Chef Tiffany Derry 6:00 pm Restaurant a special appearance in Mumbai. She’s all set to
share some of her signature recipes and flavours
from the South.
5TH FEB TUESDAY
Fad Diets & The Effect 5:00 pm – BNHS Nutrition Consultant Neha Sahaya talks about
They Have On Our Body 7:00 pm trendy diets like Keto and Intermittent Fasting, what
they mean and all the pros and cons.
6TH FEB WEDNESDAY
An Asian Affair 4:00 pm – Asian Town Asian Town prepares delicious Oriental dishes and
6:00 pm Restaurant teaches you tips and tricks to help you cook Asian
dishes at home.
Magical Millets 4:30 pm – Somaiya Ruchi Jain from Taru Naturals and Reema Sathe
6:00 pm Center from Happy Roots along with Kumud Dadlani
talking about what to do with millets and why they
are important today.
7TH FEB THURSDAY
Regional Culinary Treasures 4:00 pm – Bombay The chefs at Bombay Vintage share some of their
6:00 pm Vintage favourite recipes that celebrate the regional cuisines
that makes Bombay a melting pot of cultures.
Ghee roasts, unusual chaat and a lot more at this
workshop!
8TH FEB FRIDAY
Dessert Diva 4:00 pm – Le15 Café Dessert Queen Pooja Dhingra shows you how to
6:00 pm prepare easy stress free and delicious sweet treats.
FOOD FLAVOURS OF KALA GHODA
9TH FEB SATURDAY
Irani Chai! 9:30 am –   Start point   A food walk through Kala Ghoda talking about some
a food walk 12:00 noon  Westside of the most iconic Irani cafés and their history.
Burmese Culture 4:30 pm – Burma Learn all about Burmese culture and cuisine while
6:00 pm Burma making your own Burmese speciality salads.
10TH FEB SUNDAY
Punjabi Tadka 3:00 pm – Punjab Grill   A special workshop by Chef Amitesh Singh Virdi
5:00 pm on the flavours and spices that shape the curries of
Punjab. The story and recipes for these signature
curries and how they became an important part of
the cuisine.
Curators : Roxanne Bamboat and Nicole Mody
Acknowledgements : The restaurants in and around Kala Ghoda, the US Consulate of Mumbai,
145 Kala Ghoda
Note: All programs are subject to change. All entry on first come, first served basis only.
HERITAGE WALKS ALL ROADS LEAD TO KGAF
Passes have to be collected from the help desk at 11am on the day before the walk you wish to attend on a
First come first serve basis. Starting point of each walk will be mentioned on the pass. Each walk will have
two hosts and forty guests. No email registrations will be accepted. Right to admission strictly for those who
have a pass and at the discretion of the festival team.
2ND FEB SATURDAY
Dockyard Street Walk 9:30 am – 11:00 am A walk along the periphery of the city’s first
Time of assembly: dockyard that created a legacy of ship builders
9:00 am with the pass and gave birth to the Indian Navy.
Conducted by: Mrigank, Fayeza
Heritage Bus Tour 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Capture the essence of the historic Fort district
Time of assembly: with the wind in your hair and wonder in your
3:30 pm with the pass eyes on this open bus ride.
Conducted by: Bharat
Dalal Street Walk 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Take a stroll through the first financial hub of
Time of assembly: the city that transformed this trading port into
4:00 pm with the pass a thriving metropolis and made Mumbai the
commercial capital of India.
Conducted by: Ashwin, Siddhartha
Heritage Bus Tour 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Capture the essence of the historic Fort district
Time of assembly: with the wind in your hair and wonder in your
4:45 pm with the pass eyes on this open bus ride.
Conducted by: Bharat
3RD FEB SUNDAY
Hutatma Chowk Walk 9:30 am – 11:00 am The city’s iconic square has a lot of stories to
Time of assembly: tell. Learn more about them as we walk past
9:00 am with the pass the institutions that came around it, and into the
bylanes of the Fort.
Conducted by: Mrigank, Fayeza
HERITAGE WALKS ALL ROADS LEAD TO KGAF
Azad Hind  Walk 9:30 am – 11:00 am The history of the Independence movement
Time of assembly: comes alive, as we enter the political epicenter
9:00 am with the pass of the freedom strugle and mass agitations
by Mumbaikars.
Conducted by: Chandrashekhar, Kaevan
Kiddie Walk 10:00 am – 11:00 am History need not always be about remembering
Children between 6 & 12 years Time of assembly: tough names and dates. Join us as we make
to be accompanied by an adult 9:30 am with the pass history fun and interactive for young minds!
Conducted by: Farrokh, Vinayak
Oval Maidan Walk 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Discover the contributions of leading citizens –
Time of assembly: whom we today remember only as statues – in
4:00 pm with the pass the city’s growth, and marvel at the grandeur of
the majestic institutions in a walk around the
Oval Maidan.
Conducted by: Cusrow, Siddhartha
Heritage Bus Tour 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Capture the essence of the historic Fort district
Time of assembly: with the wind in your hair and wonder in your
3:30 pm with the pass eyes on this open bus ride.
Conducted by: Ashwin
Heritage Bus Tour 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Capture the essence of the historic Fort district
Time of assembly: with the wind in your hair and wonder in your
4:45 pm with the pass eyes on this open bus ride.
Conducted by: Ashwin
4TH FEB MONDAY
Dalal Street Walk 9:30 am – 11:00 am Take a stroll through the first financial hub of
Time of assembly: the city that transformed this trading port into
9:00 am with the pass a thriving metropolis and made Mumbai the
commercial capital of India.
Conducted by: Ashwin, Bharat
HERITAGE WALKS ALL ROADS LEAD TO KGAF
Gateway Walk 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm There’s more to the Gateway of India than just
Time of assembly: the Gateway. Learn more about the original face
4:00 pm with the pass of the city.
Conducted by: Farrokh, Huzefa
5TH FEB TUESDAY
Oval Maidan Walk 9:30 am – 11:00 am Discover the contributions of leading citizens –
Time of assembly: whom we today remember only as statues – in
9:00 am with the pass the city’s growth, and marvel at the grandeur
of the majestic institutions in a walk around the
Oval Maidan.
Conducted by: Cusrow, Kaevan
Hutatma Chowk Walk 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm The city’s iconic square has a lot of stories to
Time of assembly: tell. Learn more about them as we walk past
4:00 pm with the pass the institutions that came around it, and into the
bylanes of the Fort.
Conducted by: Mrigank, Bharat
6TH FEB WEDNESDAY
Art Deco Walk 9:30 am – 11:00 am Mumbai is home to the largest number of Art
Time of assembly: Deco buildings in the world. Join our experts to
9:00 am with the pass understand the nuances of this architectural style
on a walk around the lovely Art Deco buildings of
Backbay Reclamation.
Conducted by: Tapan, Rohit
Dockyard Street Walk 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm A walk along the periphery of the city’s first
Time of assembly: dockyard that created a legacy of ship builders
4:00 pm with the pass and gave birth to the Indian Navy.
Conducted by: Mrigank, Bharat
HERITAGE WALKS ALL ROADS LEAD TO KGAF
7TH FEB THURSDAY
Wodehouse Road Walk 9:30 am – 11:00 am Discover what was once the southern coast of the
Time of assembly: original island of Bombay.
9:00 am with the pass Conducted by: Kaevan, Ashwin
Causeway Walk 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Mumbai’s most famous shopping district
Time of assembly: was once a stretch of sea. Walk on water
4:00 pm with the pass to understand how a shallow creek was
transformed into an upmarket enclave.
Conducted by: Farrokh, Huzefa
8TH FEB FRIDAY
Cooperage Walk 9:30 am – 11:00 am From barrels to bands, Cooperage has seen it all. Join
Time of assembly: us to discover the original Bandstand of the city.
9:00 am with the pass Conducted by: Ashwin, Bharat
Art Deco Walk 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Mumbai is home to the largest collection of Art
Time of assembly: Deco buildings in the world. Join our experts to
4:00 pm with the pass understand the nuances of this architectural style
on a walk around the lovely Art Deco buildings of
Backbay Reclamation.
Conducted by: Tapan, Rohit
9TH FEB SATURDAY
Causeway Walk 9:30 am – 11:00 am Mumbai’s most famous shopping district
Time of assembly: was once a stretch of sea. Walk on water
9:00 am with the pass to understand how a shallow creek was
transformed into an upmarket enclave.
Conducted by: Farrokh, Huzefa
Irani Chai! 9:30 am -12:00 noon A food walk through Kala Ghoda talking about
a food walk Time of assembly: some of the areas most iconic Irani Cafes
9:00 am and their history. Participants to assemble at
Westside. No pass required.
HERITAGE WALKS ALL ROADS LEAD TO KGAF
Heritage Bus Tour 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Capture the essence of the historic Fort district
Time of assembly: with the wind in your hair and wonder in your
3:30 pm with the pass eyes on this open bus ride.
Conducted by: Ashwin
Wodehouse Road Walk 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Discover what was once the southern coast of
Time of assembly: the original island of Bombay.
4:00 pm with the pass Conducted by: Kaevan, Siddhartha
Heritage Bus Tour 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Capture the essence of the historic Fort district
Time of assembly: with the wind in your hair and wonder in your
4:45 pm with the pass eyes on this open bus ride.
Conducted by: Ashwin
10TH FEB SUNDAY
Gateway Walk 9:30 am – 11:00 am There’s more to the Gateway of India than just
Time of assembly: the Gateway. Learn more about the original face
9:00 am with the pass of the city.
Conducted by: Farrokh, Huzefa
Azadhind Walk 9:30 am – 11:00 am The history of the Independence movement
Time of assembly: comes alive, as we enter the political epicenter
9:00 am with the pass of the freedom strugle and the mass agitations
by Mumbaikars.
Conducted by: Chandrashekhar, Kaevan
Cooperage Walk 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm From barrels to bands, Cooperage has seen it
Time of assembly: all. Join us to discover the original Bandstand of
4:00 pm with the pass the city.
Conducted by: Siddhartha, Vinayak
HERITAGE WALKS ALL ROADS LEAD TO KGAF
Heritage Bus tour 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Capture the essence of the historic Fort district
Time of assembly: with the wind in your hair and wonder in your
3:30 pm with the pass eyes on this open bus ride.
Conducted by: Bharat
Kiddie Walk 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm History need not always be about remembering
Children between 6 & 12 years Time of assembly: tough names and dates. Join us as we make
to be accompanied by an adult 4:30 pm with the pass history fun and interactive for the young minds!
Conducted by: Fayeza, Farrokh
Heritage Bus tour 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Capture the essence of the historic Fort district
Time of assembly: with the wind in your hair and wonder in your
4:45 pm with the pass eyes on this open bus ride.
Conducted by: Bharat
Note: All programs are subject to change.
LITERATURE TELL IT SLANT
2ND FEB SATURDAY
Inauguration and Book DSL 5:00 pm – Inauguration, comments by Hon. Chairman,
Release: People Called Garden 5:10 pm Kala Ghoda Association, Maneck Davar and
Kala Ghoda Festival Coordinator, Nicole Mody. Release of
the People Place Project volume on 20 years of
Kala Ghoda with Nisha Nair Gupta.
Archiving Culture DSL 5:10 pm – Nisha Nair Gupta, Nicole Mody, Kaiwan Mehta
Garden 6:00 pm and Anuradha Parikh with Indira Chandrasekhar
discuss the enormities and the nuances of
creating and keeping cultural archives.
Literature at Kala Ghoda Arts DSL 6:15 pm – Introductory comments by curator of literature,
Festival 2019 Garden 6:20 pm Indira Chandrasekhar.
Retro/Prospective DSL 6:20 pm – On the 20th anniversary of KGAF, Ranjit
Garden 6:50 pm Hoskote gives a perspective on literature at Kala
Ghoda over the years.
Book Launch DSL 6:55 pm – A major literary release of the year – Githa
Garden 7:00 pm Hariharan’s I Have Become the Tide with
Ranjit Hoskote.
Turning The Tide DSL 7:00 pm – Githa Hariharan talks to Ranjit Hoskote about
Garden 7:45 pm the fragility of societies in the context of her
recent novel.
A National Identity Project DSL 7:45 pm – Charles Assisi and N.S. Ramnath authors of The
Garden 8:45 pm Aadhaar Effect with Haresh Chawla.
Twenty Readings DSL 8:45 pm – Part of the 20 readings for 20 years of KGAF.
Garden 9:00 pm
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Speculating Realities- Fiction DSL 9:00 pm – Priya Sarukkai Chhabria, Krishna Udayasankar,
Crosses Genres Garden 10:00 pm Rebecca Lloyd and Sadhna Shanker with Indira
Chandrasekhar on stepping into and going
beyond genre.
3RD FEB SUNDAY
Being Local while being Artists’ 11:30 am – An interactive talk, filled with Dr. Mulay’s varied
Global : A literary journey Centre 1:30 pm experiences on his literary journey.
by Dr. Dnyaneshwar Mulay
Discovering the Youth DSL 3:00 pm – KGAF presents young talent. Listen to self-
Garden 3:30 pm published author Mahika Mukherjee with God’s
Tears in conversation with Lubaina Bandukwala.
Salute! DSL 3:30 pm – 16 year old Aparajita Acharya in her coffee table
Garden 4:00 pm book Hero of Drass, pays tribute to her father
symbolising the armed forces.
Twenty Readings DSL 4:00 pm – Part of the 20 readings for 20 years of KGAF.
Garden 4:05 pm
Displacements: Assimilation DSL 4:05 pm – Rochelle Almeida and Anita Heiss on migration,
Or Cultural Lacunae Garden 5:00 pm displacement, diaspora and lost communities.
Displacements: Refugee Tales DSL 5:00 pm – David Herd and Rebecca Lloyd on telling the
Garden 5:30 pm difficult stories of refugees in the UK through
poetry and prose.
26/11 – The Truths Of Survival DSL 5:30 pm – Anant Goenka, Hussain Zaidi and Milind
Garden 6:30 pm Deora talk to Kavitha Iyer about the Indian
Express compilation: Stories of Strength.
LITERATURE TELL IT SLANT
The Bombay Plan DSL 6:45 pm – Lord Meghnad Desai, Sanjaya Baru and R.
Garden 7:55 pm Gopalakrishnan on the unique 1944 plan for
development in India.
Text And Script In Art DSL 8:05 pm An image-rich presentation by Jaya Jaitly
Practices Garden 8:45  pm of her extensively researched compilation,
Crafting Indian Scripts, followed by an
engagement with contemporary practitioner of
calligraphy Zeenat Kulavoor.
Meeting On The Subcontinent: DSL 9:00 pm – Alvin Pang, David Herd and Ranjit Hoskote with
Poets From East And West Garden 10:00 pm Sharmistha Mohanty.
4TH FEB MONDAY
Twenty Readings DSL 5:00 pm – Part of the 20 readings for 20 years of KGAF.
Garden 5:10 pm
Drawing From The Ancient DSL 5:10 pm – Priya Sarukkai Chhabria leads Mani Rao,
Past Into The Present Garden 6:10 pm Karthika Nair and Mustansir Dalvi on cadence,
text, practice and translation.
The Language Of Kutch DSL 6:15 pm – From linguistic lack to aesthetic abundance, Kutch
Garden 7:10 pm in focus with Vishan Nagda, Madhuri Chheda, Kirti
Khatri and Vinod Ganatra.
Where Are The Margins Of DSL 7:15 pm – Ambai, Urvashi Butalia and Shanta Gokhale
Literature? Garden 8:15 pm discuss writing, translation and subversive
spaces of literature.
Rediscovering Hidden DSL 8:20 pm – Ira Mukhoty and Parvati Sharma in conversation
Histories Garden 9:10 pm with Ranjit Hoskote about discovering
fascinating unknown textures of the past.
LITERATURE TELL IT SLANT
Writing And Drawing City DSL 9:00 pm – Poetry and image – Karthika Nair, Sampurna
Commutes Garden 10:00 pm Chattarji and Roshni Vyam discuss the rhythms
of commuting with Indira Chandrasekhar.
5TH FEB TUESDAY
Get Published! Artists’ 11:30 am – Do you want to become India’s next best-
By Meghna Pant Centre 1:30 pm selling author? Turn from an aspiring storyteller to a
published and successful author.
Twenty Readings DSL 5:00 pm – Part of the 20 readings for 20 years of KGAF.
Garden 5:10 pm
Gandhi Between The Wars DSL 5:10 pm – Srinath Raghavan on the American interest in
Garden 6:10 pm Gandhi between WWI and WWII. Moderated by
Sidharth Bhatia.
Experiments with Truth DSL 6:15 pm – Tridip Suhrud with his new critical edition of
Garden 7:15 pm Gandhi’s autobiographical tome in conversation
with Bernard Imhasly.
The First Call For Non- DSL 7:20 pm – Usha Thakkar and Sandhya Mehta share their
Violence: Gandhi In Bombay Garden 8:00 pm discovery of Gandhi’s critical time in the city as
he shaped his political journey.
Bapu – Ways Of DSL 8:10 pm – Atul Dodiya transforms the poetic fantasy of
Understanding Garden 8:30 pm Labhshankar Thakkar, with readings in Gujarati
by Atul Dodiya and in English by Naushil Mehta
Gandhi Through Poetry DSL 8:40 pm – Udayan Thakkar reads his selection of poetry
Garden 8:55 pm on Gandhi.
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Hope Street Poets DSL 9:00 pm – Curated with Sampurna Chattarji, five poets in
Garden 10:00 pm discussion on the urgencies of our time through
and in their work: Mustansir Dalvi, Sohini Basak,
Arjun Rajendran, Suhit Kelkar, Vinita Agrawal.
6TH FEB WEDNESDAY
Twenty Readings DSL 5:00 pm – Part of the 20 readings for 20 years of KGAF.
Garden 5:10 pm
Defining Boundaries: Northern DSL 5:10 pm – A.S. Dulat, Radha Kumar, Jairam Ramesh in
And Southern Reaches Garden 6:00 pm conversation with Neena Gopal on our national
boundaries – fragile yet robust.
Resilient Women DSL 6:00 pm – Reshma Qureshi and Tania Singh from Make Love
Garden 6:50 pm Not Scars and Manjima Bhattarjya talk to Meghna
Pant. Is fashion exploitation or redemption?
Book Launch DSL 6:50 pm – Feed our indulgences with two new
Garden 7:00 pm publications: Pooja Dhingra; Komala Sista Rao
accompanied by Arati Rao-Shetty
and Suneeta Rao.
Cooking Up A Storm DSL 7:00 pm – Komala Sista Rao, Maria Goretti, Tara
Garden 8:00 pm Deshpande-Tennebaum, Pooja Dhingra with
Aditya Bal take us on a culinary journey across
India and the world.
Gendering Caste DSL 8:00 pm – Uma Chakravarti in conversation with Kalpana
Garden 9:00 pm Sharma and Varsha Ayyar on the critical
interface between gender and caste.
LITERATURE TELL IT SLANT
Marathi Abhivyakti DSL 8:00 pm – Jayashree Hari Joshi leads a conversation with
Garden 9:00 pm authors Meena Gokhale, Pradnya Daya Pawar
and Pratima Joshi.
7TH FEB THURSDAY
Your Story-Our Stories… Artists’ 11:30 am – Re-frame past experiences, and make a new
Storytelling Centre 1:30 pm collective narrative.
By Sonie Thakkar
Twenty Readings DSL 5:00 pm – Part of the 20 readings for 20 years of KGAF.
Garden 5:10 pm
Circus And Magic DSL 5:10 pm – John Zubrzycki on the magical domain of
Garden 5:50 pm Jadoowallahs, Jugglers and Jinns with Arunava
Sinha and his translation of Tiger Woman,
Shirsho Bandyopadhyay’s thrilling novel about
India’s first woman to perform with tigers.
Exploring Nature DSL 6:00 pm – Shubhangi Swarup, Kavitha Yaga Buggana and
Garden 7:15 pm Sharmistha Mohanty discuss with Karthika V.K.,
their deeply sensitive explorations of nature
through fiction, memoir, essay and genres that
cross barriers.
Rhythms Of Women Of The DSL 7:30 pm – Anjali Purohit talks to Namita Waikar: Grindmill
Soil Garden 8:15 pm Songs, the Ovis of Bahinabai Choudhary and
the farmers’ long march for justice.
Twenty Readings: Usawa DSL 8:20 pm – With editors Lavanya Shanbhogue Arvind and
Literary Review And Garden 8:40 pm Smita Sahay, prose readings as part of the 20
Poetrywala readings for 20 years of Kala Ghoda. Poetry
selected by Hemant Divate, Poetrywala.
LITERATURE TELL IT SLANT
City Connections: DSL 8:45 pm – Kala Ghoda Arts Festival joins hands with
SheThePeople.tv Garden 10:00 pm ShethePeople.TV for this session on women
in conflict zones: Rashmi Saksena, Teresa
Rehman in conversation with Kiran Manral.
8TH FEB FRIDAY
The ocean in a drop – A Haiku BNHS 3.00 pm – Haiku writing workshop.
Writing Workshop Auditorium 5.00 pm
by Neha Bahuguna
Twenty Readings DSL 5:00 pm – Part of the 20 readings for 20 years of KGAF.
Garden 5:05 pm
Crime Stories – Real Life And DSL 5:05 pm – Anuup Sonii and Oswald Pereira with
Fiction Garden 5:45 pm Kalpana Swaminathan.
Agents Of Infinite Variety DSL 5:45 pm – Madhavi Menon and Paromita Vohra in
Garden 6:20 pm conversation with Samhita Ami.
Shakespeare Goes Desi DSL 6:20 pm – Jonathan Gil Harris with Masala Shakespeare in
Garden 7:00 pm conversation with Supriya Nair.
Web Of Blogs DSL 7:00 pm – Bloggers Roxanne Bamboat, Protima Tiwary,
Garden 8:00 pm Shivya Nath and Aanam Chashmawala talk
to Yamini Shah on how to keep up-to-date on
food, fitness, travel and fashion.
Gujarati Women Poets DSL 8:00 pm – Salil Tripathi talks to contemporary
Garden 9:00 pm practitioners Gopika Jadeja, Pratishtha Pandya
and Manisha Joshi on the bold new traditions
of Gujarati poetry.
LITERATURE TELL IT SLANT
City Connections: DSL 9:00 pm – Kala Ghoda joins hands with Indian Novels
Indian Novels Collective Garden 10:00 pm Collective for this session, Celebrated in Song:
Portraits of Women in Fiction and Music. Vidya
Shah’s musical performance highlights readings
from novels under translation by Priyanka Setia.
9TH FEB SATURDAY
Where The Wild Things Are BNHS 3.00 pm – Using unique, engaging formats to tell travel
by Sejal Mehta Auditorium 5.00 pm stories about the outdoors.
Twenty Readings DSL 4:00 pm – Part of the 20 readings for 20 years of KGAF.
Garden 4:10 pm
New Fiction DSL 4:10 pm – Curated with Supriya Nair, Mahesh Rao, Sucharita
Garden 5:10 pm Dutta-Asane, Manu Bhattathiri and Neelum Saran
Gour in conversation.
Twenty Readings DSL 5:15 pm – Part of the 20 readings for 20 years of KGAF.
Garden 5:30 pm
Totems, Taboos And Threats DSL 5:30 pm – Nancy Adajania with Paromita Vohra, Sudharak
Garden 6:30 pm Olwe, Vidya Kamat and Malvika Maheshwari.
And Justice For More – DSL 6:30 pm – Justice Chandrachud discusses the simple yet
Section 377 Garden 8:00 pm complex implications of Section 377 and the
power of the Indian Constitution in safeguarding
society. In conversation with senior advocate
Jayna Kothari known for her work on
transgender equality.
LITERATURE TELL IT SLANT
Queer Scapes: The Platforms DSL 8:15 pm – Salil Tripathi leads Parmesh Shahani, and Sridhar
And The Frames Garden 9:00 pm Rangayan in a conversation on just spaces.
Queer Scapes: The Written DSL 9:00 pm – Shobhna Kumar leads a discussion with Raj
Word Garden 10:00 pm Rao, Nandini Krishnan and Bindumadhav Khire
on writing queer and more.
10TH FEB SUNDAY
LISTEN TO ME DSL 3:30 pm – Writer and feminist Shashi Deshpande takes us
Garden 4:15 pm through her deeply insightful memoir.
BOOK LAUNCH DSL 4:15 pm – Samhita Arni leads Krishna Udayasankar,
Garden 4:20 pm Sharanya Manivannan, Devi Yesodharan and
Abhinav Menon in an exploration of the wild
new ways to elaborate figures and stories from
history, literature and myth.
Imagined Histories: DSL 4:20 pm – Samhita Arni leads Krishna Udayasankar,
Expanding Myths Garden 5:30 pm Sharanya Manivannan, Devi Yesodharan and
Abhinav Menon in an exploration of the wild
new ways to elaborate figures and stories from
history, literature and myth.
A Centenary Tribute To Razia DSL 5:30 pm – Nadira Zaheer Babbar pays tribute to her mother
Sajjad Zaheer Garden 5:50 pm on her centenary year, with readings by Nadira
Zaheer Babbar and Juuhi Babbar Sonii.
Nazaakat-e-Kalam DSL 5:50 pm – Nadira Zaheer Babbar, Rahman Abbas and
Garden 6:50 pm Obaid Azam Azmi in conversation with Qamar
Siddiqi.
LITERATURE TELL IT SLANT
UNPACKING VOICES WITH DSL 7:00 pm – Release of International Gallerie’s latest issue
GALLERIE Garden 8:00 pm with Bina Sarkar Ellias, Chintan Girish Modi,
Arshiya Lokhandwala and Shilpa Gupta.
Readings by Yuki Ellias.
Twenty Readings: Hakara, A DSL 8:15 pm – With editors, Noopur Desai and Ashutosh
Bilingual Journal Garden 8:35 pm Potdar, part of the 20 readings for 20 years of
Kala Ghoda.
Mee And Juhibaby: A DSL 8:45 pm – Actor Susmita Mukherjee’s debut novel reveals
Dramatised Reading Garden 9:05 pm the struggles and joys of surviving in Hindi
cinema.
Seeing Places Through Names   DSL 9:15 pm – Paul Fernandes, Chicku Jayadeva and Sidharth
And Drawings Garden 10:00 pm Bhatia with Indira Chandrasekhar on city
nostalgia.
Curator: Dr. Indira Chandrasekhar
Co-curator: Dr. Yamini Shah
Team: Harshita Rathod, Amisha Jain, Zahra Haidery and Vinni Chugh
Acknowledgements: Sampurna Chattarji, Supriya Nair, Sharon Irani, Indian Novels Collective,
ShethePeople.TV, Hemant Divate of Poetrywala, Lavanya Shanbhoghue Arvind and Smita Sahay of
Usawa Literary Review, Noopur Desai and Ashutosh Potdar of Hakara, Arun Kale of Helter Skelter
and the editors of Out of Print
Note: All programs are subject to change.
MUSIC SCORE
CROSS MAIDAN
3RD FEB SUNDAY
KGAF Talent Hunt 5:00 pm – The winner of the All India Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
5:20 pm Talent Hunt 2019 performs.
Reflections 5:30 pm – Reflections is a full-band energetic concert. In the heart
by Nir Koren 5:50 pm of the show stands Koren with the songs that aim to
remind us to think for ourselves and to build a better
life together on Earth. He takes traditional world music
instruments with Alternative and Electronic elements.
Sharma & The Besharams 6:00 pm – Vasuda Sharma on vocals, Rahul Hariharan on the drums,
6:30 pm Chirayu Vedekar on bass, Chaitanya Bhaidkar on the guitar,
JK on keyboard and Sanchit Mhatre on percussion together
form Sharma & The Besharams. The band’s sound is
essentially Electro-Pop with bits of Soul and RnB.
Bombay Jazz Club 6:50 pm – Renowned jazz vocalist Samantha Noella with other
feat. Samantha Noella 7:30 pm leading International Jazz musicians will present popular
and original jazz tunes in both classic (swing) and more
contemporary styles.
Alif 7:50 pm – A 5-member band, Alif is a beautiful blend of Urdu and
8:30 pm Kashmiri poetry with contemporary music. Get set to
be taken on a seamless journey from Jhelumas’ chilling
crescendo into the rhythmic beat of IRRA award winner
‘Like a Sufi’, and much more.
Niladri Kumar 8:45 pm – Niladri Kumar is an unconventional rare instrumentalist,
9:45 pm honing a unique repertoire and profound in-depth
understanding of traditional and classical styles on the
sitar to innovative, electrifying renditions on his own
innovation, the ‘zitar’.
MUSIC SCORE
4TH FEB MONDAY
Amritaansh 6:10 pm – A classical fusion rock band, they have been the finalists
6:30 pm at the ‘MTV Colours of Youth’.
The Kheyaal-E-Jazz Projekt 6:50 pm – This fusion set is a blend of Ronkini Gupta’s classical
by Ronkini Gupta 7:30 pm training with contemporary sounds of music.
Commemorating 20 years of KGAF, Ronkini will sing
popular Bollywood and retro songs.
Sufi and Folk 7:50 pm – Capturing the earthy essence of Sufi and folk music,
by Imran Khan & Friends 8:20 pm sitarist Imran Khan along with musicians from
Rajasthan, will present a dynamic ensemble, with
foot-tapping rhythms.
Sounds of Vrindaban 8:35 pm – Get set to soak in the mellifluous sounds of the
by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia 9:45 pm ‘bansuri’, rendered by Padma Vibhushan
and Students Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia and his students of the
Vrindaban Gurukul who will perform classical ragas,
ably supported on the Tabla by Pt. Yogesh Shamsi and
on the Pakhawaj by Pt. Bhawani Shankar.
8TH FEB FRIDAY
Indian Classical 5:30 pm – A grade XII student, Aarushi is passionate about music,
by Aarushi Majumdar 6:00 pm and has been learning Hindustani classical vocal for
over 12 years. She won the KGAF Talent Hunt in 2018.
Jazz Jugalbandi 6:10 pm – Italian born violin wizard Luca Ciarla owns the stage with
by Luca Ciarla Collective 6:50 pm his fiddle and other instruments. Starting with a loop
pedal, he is all set to enthrall audiences while playing the
violin like a guitar, a cello or a percussion.
Afro Percussion 7:00 pm – An exciting and energetic group of drummers who
by Boombay Djembe Folas 7:40 pm play traditional rhythms from West Africa, Boombay
Djembe Folas are all set to to create a totally different
soundscape at KGAF.
MUSIC SCORE
Songs of Spring 7:50 pm – Violinist Sunita Bhuyan known for her unique
by Sunita Bhuyan 8:30 pm experiments with musical genres presents an innovative
ensemble of folk fusion, highlighting the Assamese folk
form Bihu, with some scintillating Scottish and Irish folk
pieces. Add to that, authentic flute and dhol musicians
and dancers from Assam, and what you have is a
medley of musical flavours.
Classical Fusion 8:45 pm – A world class virtuoso percussionist, Trilok has
by Trilok Gurtu 9:45 pm collaborated with other spectacular musicians. Although
his approach to playing and composing is non-stylistic,
it is built upon a solid and deep understanding of many
global styles.
ASIATIC STEPS
9TH FEB SATURDAY
LEAP 5:30 pm – This 80-member youthful band directed by Srinivas
The Boundary Breakers 6.05 pm Krishnan (founding member of LEAP Foundation) will
present diverse musical styles and traditions from
across India and some world selections. Their global
approach to creativity, music and the arts comes as no
surprise considering LEAP Foundation is mentored by
Maestro AR Rahman.
Swaradhar 6:15 pm – A talented group of differently-abled street musicians
6:50 pm will present an eclectic set comprising folk, classical
and Bollywood music, including performances on some
rare musical instruments.
Bollywood Gharana 7:00 pm – Celebrating 20 years of KGAF,  Abhijit Pohankar the
by Abhijit Pohankar 7:40 pm master craftsman of fusion music, presents this unique
sound of fusion comprising Bollywood hits and Indian
classical music, with foot-tapping groove and romantic
guitar melody.
MUSIC SCORE
Apache Indian 7:55 pm – A British singer-songwriter and reggae DJ, Apache
8:35 pm Indian is all set to rock the KGAF stage with his unusual
compositions. His fantastic retro music pays ode to
KGAF’s 20th year.
Prakriti and Sukriti Kakar 8:50 pm – The only twin sisters to have made a mark in Bollywood
9:50 pm are not only supremely talented singers but also great
performers. All set to perform at KGAF, they will be
rendering their popular songs such as ‘Ladki kar gayi
chull’, ‘Pehli baar’, ‘Katra Katra’ and ‘Paas aao na’.
10TH FEB SUNDAY
Kabir Café 6:00 pm – A neo-folk fusion band, Kabir Café plays the poetry of
6:45 pm the 15th century Indian Mystic – Kabir, in a substrate of
Indian folk music, mixed contemporary genres of Rock,
Reggae, Pop and Carnatic music.
Anushka Manchanda 7:00 pm – An Indian singer, model, actress, and former VJ, Anushka
7:45 pm has been a member of the Indipop girl group Viva. She
will be rendering some of her popular songs from films as
well as private albums.
Shaan 8:15 pm – A multi-lingual playback singer, Shaan will enthrall KGAF
9:45 pm audiences with his soulful songs. Considered one of the
most popular voices for romantic as well as melodious
songs, Shaan is an extremely versatile singer. Bringing in
the essence of KGAF’s 20th year, Shaan will be belting out
some of his popular numbers sung over this period.
Curators : Naveen Deshpande, Geetha Balsara and Nevil Timbadia
Team: Sainath Bhagwat and Diksha Jain
Acknowledgements: Consulate General of Israel, Istituto Italiano di Cultura and all the artists.
Note: All programs are subject to change.
STREET 20 STEPS
4TH FEB MONDAY – 8TH FEB FRIDAY
Kachchighodi Rampart Row 5:00 pm –   Kachchighodi is a folk dance largely performed by
9:30 pm the menfolk. It has its roots in the martial traditions
of Rajasthan.
Bahurupia Rampart Row 5.00 pm –   Bahurupia is one of India’s oldest art forms where
9.30 pm artists regale street audiences dressed up in
colourful mythological and other costumes.
Nat Kartab Cross Maidan 5:00 pm – Nat Kartab is the art of mid-air tightrope walking.
9:30 pm Artists from Rajasthan will wow curious passersby
with their feat while also bringing back memories
of simpler times.
Note: All programs are subject to change.
STAND UP COMEDY XX
IRISH HOUSE
4TH FEB MONDAY NATIONAL COMEDY DAY 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Raunaq Rajani (Host) A pure-bred Bombay boy, Raunaq Rajani has been on the comedy scene for a little
more than half a decade. Some insightful perspectives, honest observations and
sarcastic wit make Raunaq an act that shouldn’t be missed.
Agrima Joshua Agrima Joshua is an upcoming stand-up comedienne.
Niveditha Prakasam Niveditha, the winner of the reality show – Queens of Comedy, is from Tamil Nadu and
is here in Bombay to steal all your jobs.
Surbhi Bagga Surbhi Bagga is an upcoming stand-up comic.
Vaibhav Sethia Vaibhav is one of the oldest comics in the Indian stand up scene. After his first
Amazon special “Don’t” he has been lying in bed scribbling what he calls ‘bookmark
moments’ of life. Today he calls them jokes.
Ashutosh Gupta Ashutosh is a new comic on the scene, not from Mumbai, but settling in.
Aayush Rathi Aayush Rathi is an upcoming stand-up comic.
Shashwat Maheshwari Shashwat Maheshwari is a short guy who tells offensive jokes at restaurants, while
people eat stupid over-priced food. He is a fan of recreation and distraction in general
but not a fan of long artist bios.
Anirban Dasgupta Anirban Dasgupta is a comedian, writer and full-time married person from Kolkata. He
is also a certified nice guy. And as if that is not enough, he is funny too. Now based
out of Mumbai, he recently released his Stand up special on Amazon Prime Video
called- ‘Take it Easy?’.
STAND UP COMEDY XX
5TH FEB TUESDAY   TWENTY SOMETHING – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Navin Noronha (Host) Navin Noronha is an amply likable guy who tries very hard to be badass. To live by
his motto of ‘Live Fast, Die Poor’, Navin has taken up writing as a profession. He also
performs stand-up because it fits so well into the underpaid artist routine.
Hoshang Maini Hoshang Maini is trying to do comedy.
Mohd Suhel Suhel can speak eight languages but he is just not good with numbers.
Christopher Baretto Christopher Baretto is an upcoming stand-up comedian.
Aishwarya Mohanraj Aishwarya is a participant from Comicstaan and an upcoming stand-up comic.
Sonali Thakker Sonali’s stand-up is powerful, always funny and sometimes scary. The other big love
of her life is travelling as it gives her great material and is the only way she can escape
from people cracking sad Gujju jokes.
Unnati Marfatia Unnati is an upcoming stand-up comic.
Shreeja Chaturvedi Shreeja Chaturvedi is a soft-spoken comic with hard-hitting punchlines. With a
dead-pan style of performance, she is one of the funniest comics around.
Siddharth Dudeja Siddharth Dudeja is a 26-year-old graduate on a perpetual sabbatical. He talks about
how school and vegetarians ruined his childhood and sometimes he talks about world
peace.
STAND UP COMEDY XX
6TH FEB WEDNESDAY FEMAPALOOZA – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Niveditha Prakasam Niveditha, the winner of the reality show Queens of Comedy, is from Tamil Nadu and is
(Host) here in Mumbai to steal all your jobs.
Supriya Joshi Supriya Joshi aka Supaarwoman is a writer, comic and caped crusader battling the
pointlessness of life, one meme at a time.
Fatima Ayesha Fatima is an upcoming stand-up comic.
Aayushi Jagad Aayushi Jagad is a Pune-based comic artist who was among the top eight on TLC’s
Queens of Comedy- India’s first all-women comedy show. Her comedy is all about
challenging stereotypes about, well, everything!
Abira Nath Abira is an upcoming stand-up comic.
Pavitra Shetty Pavitra Shetty is an undiscovered singer, upcoming stand-up artist and reportedly also
a girl. She has an unnaturally high number of best friends who insisted that a new bio
be written for her.
Unnati Marfatia Unnati is an upcoming stand-up comic.
Jeeya Sethi Jeeya believes if you are fat once (by fat she means FAAAAT) you are fat forever.
Mentally you never become thin even after losing all the weight. She has made
entertainment her new life’s mission since nothing else is going for her!
Priyanka Gohil Priyanka Gohil is a teacher by day and a comic by night. She is one of the upcoming
artists in the Indian scene.
Kajol Srinivasan Kajol Srinivasan is an upcoming comedian who, in her words, is half-Tamilian and
half-Bengali, like 2 Chetan Bhagat novels in 1.
Kruti Kattige Kruti is an upcoming stand-up comic.
Vrinda Bhagchandani Vrinda Bhagchandani is an upcoming stand-up comedian and has featured in several
shows.
Anu Menon The Verdict. This helped her bag the role of Lola Kutty on Channel V, which
consequently made her extremely popular among the masses. Anu appears at many
of her public outings dressed as Lola Kutty. She has also been a part of well-known
theatrical works such as Zen Katha and Sammy!
STAND UP COMEDY XX
7TH FEB THURSDAY THE LAST DAY 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Jeeya Sethi (Host) Jeeya believes if you are fat once (by fat she means FAAAAT) you are fat forever.
Mentally you never become thin even after losing all the weight. She has made
entertainment her new life’s mission since nothing else is going for her!
Raunaq Rajani A pure-bred Bombay boy, Raunaq Rajani has been in the comedy scene for a little
more than half a decade. Insightful perspectives, honest observations and sarcastic wit
make Raunaq an act that you shoudn’t miss!
Prashasti Singh Prashasti Singh is yet another IIM graduate searching for meaning outside academic
excellence and material achievement. She has found space for expressing her small-
town sensibilities in this big town hustle.
Ashish Dash Amongst the few things we know about Ashish Dash are the fact that he is from the
great state of Odisha and that he is fond of monkeys. Dash’s act is more confession
than comedy and can be memorably disturbing, This is why he is not popular at house
parties. A very jolly fellow, Ashish plans to make friends in the future.
Sonali Thakker Sonali’s stand-up is powerful, always funny and sometimes scary. The other big love
of her life is travelling, as it gives her great material and is the only way she can escape
from people cracking sad Gujju jokes.
Siddharth Gopinath A very, very tall person from Chennai.
Anand Reghu Published reports say that Anand Reghu has been on the Mumbai stand-up scene for
seven long years since its very inception. This cannot be proved or disproved but it is
ok. Reghu claims to be a Parsi with a bad case of sun burn but we have our doubts.
Masoom Rajwani Masoom Rajwani is one the youngest and most promising stand-up acts on the scene
and one of the few Sindhis who refuses to do a Sindhi joke.
Sumit Anand Sumit Anand has a YouTube Channel containing stand-up videos, you can check it out
and dont have to read below then.
Manik Mahna Manik Mahna is an Indian comedian from Delhi. His style of dry, almost offensive
but in a funny sort of way comedy is what he’s loved for. Manik is an Ultimate Street
Dance battle champion.
Curator: Jeeya Sethi Team: Dhruv Sanghvi & Masoom Rajwani
Note: All programs are subject to change.
THEATRE
2ND FEB SATURDAY
Drama Queen (English) Horniman 7:30 pm –
by AGP World Circle 8:45 pm
[1hr 15mins] Gardens
light.
Mara Asatya Na Prayogo (Gujarati) MC Ghia Hall 7:45 pm –
by Utopia Communication 8:50 pm
[1hr 5mins]
Coffee in the Canteen (Hindi/ English) NGMA 8:15 pm –
by Playtrix [1hr 15mins] 9:30 pm
3RD FEB SUNDAY
The Twelve Brothers (English) MC Ghia Hall 4:30 pm – A king wants to kill his twelve sons, so that
by Playpen Performing Arts 5:30 pm his thirteenth child will be a girl, and can
Production [1hr] inherit his kingdom. The plot builds and ten
years later, after hearing of their existence
from her mother, the sister leaves to find her
brothers.
Go…Go…Gomuli (English/Hindi) MC Ghia Hall 7:45 pm – The sleepy village of Gomuli comes
by Story Circus 8:50 pm abuzz when the driver of a stranded bus
[1hr 5mins] arrives there looking for help and ends up
encountering feuding families. Eventually
these warring people learn to love in this
funny, enchanting play.
THEATRE RESONANCE
Mother Of The Year (Hindi/English) – Horniman 7:00 pm – Stories of famous mothers, the play is about
A Children’s play Circle 8:30 pm eight children who play truant in their society
by Gopal Sharma Memorial School Gardens building and disrespect their mothers – a
[1hr 30mins] unique performance by 200 students of Gopal
Sharma School.
Mora Varni Bairi (Parsi Gujarati) NGMA 8:00 pm – The rip-roaring play revolves around the
by Centre Stage 9:10 pm constant fight between mother-in-law and
[1hr 10mins] son-in-law on a carefully planned vacation
gone awry.
4TH FEB MONDAY
Acting Workshop: Explore Your NGMA 2:00 pm – Learn the nuances of acting from theatre
Potential With Om Katare 5:00 pm veteran Om Katare, Founder, Yatri Group.
by Yatri (Hindi/English)[3hrs]
Fail Hona Asthaban Ka Aur Karna MC Ghia Hall 7:00 pm – Asthban, a foolish prince plans his suicide
Atma Hatya Ki Tayyari (Hindi) 8:30 pm to become a memorable one! An adaptation
by Sparch Theatre Repertory of a small piece from Harishankar Parsai’s
[1hr 30mins] novel, Rani Naag Fani Ki Kahaani.
Harus Marus (Hindustani) Horniman 7:30 pm – A satirical play depicting the story of the
by Being Association Circle 9:00 pm transformation of rats into humans and
[1hr 30mins] Gardens humans into rats.
Hey Bhagwaan (Hindi) NGMA 8:00 pm – What would happen if God himself appeared
by Yatri Production [1hr 20mins] 9:20 pm in front of people? Hey Bhagwaan is a
satirical comedy and a pun on commercial
society.
THEATRE RESONANCE
5TH FEB TUESDAY
The Learning Factory (English) MC Ghia Hall 7:00 pm – A puppet play on diversity and inclusion by
by NGO Trinayani [1hr 35mins] 8:35 pm Trinayani, an NGO, based on George Reavis’ fable
The Animal School.
Dr. Anandibai-Like, Comment, Share Horniman 7:30 pm – Anandibai Joshi, India’s first female
(Gujarati) Circle 9:00 pm physician, was a trailblazer and her
by Ideas Unlimited [1hr 30mins] Gardens achievement paved the way for Indian
Directed by Manoj Shah women to see themselves beyond the
Performed by Manasi Joshi household. But are women really free?
Ghalib (Hindustani) NGMA 8:00 pm – A sincere effort to play out the life of
by Storia Senza Storia 9:10 pm Ghalib and his poetry to find deeper hidden
[1hr 10mins] meanings.
6TH FEB WEDNESDAY
Close Up Of 26/11 (Hindi) MC Ghia Hall 7:00 pm – A tribute to the brave soldiers, courageous
by The Back Benchers [55mins] 7:55 pm policemen, victims and survivors of
26/11- the deadliest terror attack on
Mumbai.
Hai Mera Dil (Hindi) Horniman 7:30 pm – The longest show in the history of the Hindi
by ANK, Mumbai [2hrs] Circle 9:30 pm stage with over 36 years and 1067 shows
Gardens directed by the late actor and director, Dinesh
Thakur. A happily married man accidentally
overhears the doctor’s telephonic conversation
giving him a few weeks to live and turns his life
upside down with irrational fears.
ARCADIA… The Promised Land NGMA 8:00 pm – A poetic rendition of fifteen poems in
(English, Hindi & Marathi) 9:10 pm multilingual form, accompanied by an
by St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy unplugged guitarist. It covers multiple
and Performance Art [1hr 10mins] perspectives and aspects of ageing,
gerontology and death.
THEATRE RESONANCE
7TH FEB THURSDAY
Panchwa Sawar (Hindi) MC Ghia Hall 7:00 pm – The story revolves around the life of a boy
by Don’t Act & Teflas Studio 8:10 pm and a girl who experience ego, ignorance
[1hr 10mins] and the idea of being self-sufficient in
different phases of life.
Chalona Aa Jao (Hindustani) Horniman 7:30 pm – A hilarious women-centric comedy by
by Ekjute Theatre Group Circle 9:00 pm theatre stalwart Nadira Zaheer Babbar
[1hr 30mins] Gardens which showcases a small village girl raising
her voice against dowry demands.
Ek Ka Teen (Hindi) NGMA 8:00 pm – A collage of three stories in nautanki style.
by tpot Production [1hr] 9:00 pm It finds common ground bringing stories of
the Hindi-speaking community.
8TH FEB FRIDAY
Chauryahattar Pavasalyancha NGMA 4:00 pm – Based on a story written by Vijay Tendulkar
Jamakharch (Dramatised Reading 5:20 pm about a common man sharing his mistakes
in Marathi) and eventually leads to taking up his love
by eperformers [1hr 20mins] for writing.
The Three Musketeers (Hindi) MC Ghia Hall 5:30 pm – Shravan is deaf, Naina is blind, Subhash
by Theatrix [1hr] 6:30 PM is dumb and they witness a murder. The
laughter riot begins when the three of them
try to communicate through their handicap to
find the murderer and catch him.
“Bhoot… Manaatle Ki..?” (Marathi) NGMA 6:15 pm – Bhoot is a symbolic representation of fears
Enatyashodh presents Unnati Art 7:05 pm such as injustice, lust, corruption, blind
Production [50mins] faith, etc. The play is a satirical comical
presentation on our education system.
Ballygunge 1990 (Hindustani) Horniman 7:30 pm – This is the failed love story of Kartik and
by The Fims & Theatre Society Circle 8:50 pm Vasuki, played by Annup Sonii and Nishta
[1hr 20mins] Gardens Paliwal Tomar, set in Calcutta. A well-
crafted plan is going to change the course
of their lives forever.
THEATRE RESONANCE
S.A.N.E.S.D. (Gujrati) MC Ghia Hall 8:00 pm – Four engineering students work on a super
by Yash & Deep Production 9:10 pm computer that spreads neutrons and solar
[1hr 10mins] waves into other electronic gadgets killing
another student. Is this virus self-made or
man-made?
Marathi NGMA 8:15 pm – 24-year-old Sunil is a struggling cricketer
Iris Flicks presents’ Giraffe Theatre 9:15 pm who runs away to Mumbai to realize his
Production [1hr] dream and make it big in cricket. One day
when in deep sleep, Trouble (a symbolic
character) comes knocking.
9TH FEB STAURDAY
Voice Workshop (Hindi/English) MC Ghia Hall 1:00 pm – Involves learnings on modulation, pitch,
by Viva Voice Academy [2hrs] 3:00 pm silence and expression, through voice
exercises, breathing exercises, improvisations
and expressing their emotions.
Children’s Workshop (Hindi/English) NGMA 2:30 pm – An acting workshop through theatre games
by Anita Salim [1hr 30mins] 4:00 pm based on the five senses (Age: 10 to 16yrs)
Aadhi Aurat Aadha Khwaab MC Ghia Hall 5:00 pm – The play based on Ismat Chugtai’s essay is
(Hindustani) 6:00 pm an engaging and power-packed discussion on
by Viva Voice Academy [1hr] what men feel about women.
Upside Downside (English) NGMA 7:00 pm – A madcap mirthquake through its rich vein of
by Pheonix Players [1hr] 8:00 pm black humour and dystopia reveals the unique
genius of Franz Kafka through his telling
observations about the human condition.
Ink-Ka-Labh (Hindi) MC Ghia Hall 8:00 pm – It is the story of a budding writer who
by Roshan Ke Production 9:35 pm connects with one of the brave jawans and
[1hr 35mins] discovers that he has been supporting the
wrong morals all along.
THEATRE RESONANCE
10TH FEB SUNDAY
La La Land (Hindi/English) NGMA 3:30 pm – The play revolves around a boy named
(Children’s Play) 4:30 pm Rahul, who finds happiness in playing video
by Eventz Entertainment [1hr] games and how he learns a lesson from
Goddess Saraswati.
Buddha Sathiya Gaya Hai (Hindi) MC Ghia Hall 3:45 pm – A 59-year old inspector accidentally meets a
by Anubhuti Theatre Group 4:50 pm 60+ woman and at some point, as they share
[1hr 5mins] each other’s life stories, they  begin to realise
that they can’t live as per their children’s
choices.
Adrak (Hindi) MC Ghia Hall 7:30 pm – Vikrant and Nischay are siblings who live
by Now Production 8:40 pm together along with Vikrant’s girlfriend
[1hr 10mins] Anokhi. When things go sour the play
highlights their hopelessness.They try to dig
out the nostalgia of their shared past.
Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace (Hindi) NGMA 8:00 pm – A play revolving around resultant
by Q Theatre Production [1hr 20 mins] 9:20 pm abandonment of  Khatijabai, an orphan who
Directed by Quasar Thakore veers out of favouritism into being a powerful
Performed by Jayati Bhatia matriarch.
Curator: Juuhi Babbar Sonii
Assistant Curator: Ankur Parekh
Team: Sheetal Shardul, Mudita Shauq, Hira Mehta, Shivam Dubey, Haripriya Thakar, Paridhi
Bhandari, Rahul Singh Rajput
Acknowledgements: Ekjute Theatre Group
Note: All programs are subject to change.
URBAN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE EXPRESSIONS
MAX MUELLER BHAVAN
4TH FEB MONDAY
Squeeze Lime in Your Eye 5:00 pm – The film Squeeze Lime in Your Eye by Avijit Mukul
6:30 pm Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar (Mumbai), on the artist
Kausik Mukhopadhyay (Mumbai), explores the world
of art and design of fantastical and whimsical objects
through locations of home, city, and the University, as
Mukhopadhyay also teaches architecture students. The
screening will be followed by a discussion with the
filmmakers and the artist-protagonist of the film.
Crafting the Nation 6:45 pm – Researcher and historian Abigail McGowan (University of
7:30 pm Vermont) discusses the relationship between crafts and
nationality, and the shaping of past and future politics in
India.
SAHAJ – Vernacular Furniture of 7:45 pm – Two of the four co-authors, Jay Thakkar (Ahmedabad)
Gujarat 8:30 pm and Samrudha Dixit present the research accompanying
the first-ever survey of vernacular furniture design from a
region, from the 1900s to the present.
Inversion – the Architecture- 8:45 pm – Writer and critic Suprio Bhattacharjee (Mumbai)
Engineer schism 9:45 pm discusses with architect Madhusudhan Shridhar
(Funktion Design, Bengaluru) and engineer Manjunath
BL (Bengaluru) the design of a house they conceived,
putting forth a convincing argument of the spatial
wonders achievable when two practitioners from different
disciplines choose to turn the tables on a historically
fraught relationship.
URBAN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE EXPRESSIONS
5TH FEB TUESDAY
Civic Space – Architecture amongst 5:00 pm – While most quality projects in architecture and urban
People 6:00 pm design have moved into the private sector, there is a
general deterioration of civic spaces in terms of the
quality and ambition of architecture. Writer and editor
Ruturaj Parikh (Goa) will discuss with Rohan Chavan
(RC Architects, Mumbai) and Anand Sonecha (seaLAB,
Ahmedabad) their works, the significance of good design
in the civic realm and its impact on people accessing
these spaces.
Sacred outside Tradition? 6:15 pm – Researcher and critic A. Srivathsan (Chennai/
7:15 pm Ahmedabad) explores the dilemmas involved in designing
the contemporary Hindu temple, through his in-depth
discursive investigation of some recent cases.
The Sacred Everyday 7:30 pm – Cultural theorist and curator Ranjit Hoskote (Mumbai) will
8:30 pm present and discuss his recently curated exhibition which
explores the interrelationship between the sacred – the
domain of the divine, iconic, cosmic and sublime, and the
everyday – the realm of the human, intimate, individual and
domestic.
Fernweh – when not at home… 8:45 pm – Two practices, one led by Madhusudhan Chalasani
9:45 pm (Studio MADe, Hyderabad) and another by the duo
of Neha Rane and Avneesh Tiwari (atArchitecture,
Mumbai), have recently emerged victorious in significant
international competitions — proving that success can
be achieved away from the spotlight. In the context where
contemporary Indian architecture is crippled by a startling
lack of open and anonymous competitions
(even for publicly-funded projects), writer and critic
Suprio Bhattacharjee (Mumbai) talks to them.
URBAN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE EXPRESSIONS
6TH FEB WEDNESDAY
Flying High, Hunting the Streets 5:30 pm – Architect and researcher Robert Stephens will share and
6:15 pm present from his vast collection of aerial photographs of
many cities in India, alongside his activities as an urban
researcher excavating archives and bookstalls on streets
to document an urban history for India.
Building on Continuities 6:30 pm – Architects Brinda Somaya and Nandini Sampat (SNK
7:30 pm Consultants, Mumbai) will discuss how a long and
dedicated career in architecture, conservation, and
urban engagement comes to a discursive compilation in
their recent book, Works and Continuities, and how this
engagement is also expressed through artistic projects
and collaborations. The presentations will be followed by a
discussion with architect Shimul Javeri Kadri (Mumbai).
Writing the City – City Biographies 7:45 pm – Writer and editor Arpita Das Rebeiro discusses with three
8:45 pm accomplished journalists and writers —  Indrajit Hazra
(New Delhi), Amrita Shah (Bengaluru/Ahmedabad), and
Naresh Fernandes (Mumbai) – how they bring a city to
life in their writings, and how does one write about a city
as a lead protagonist in a story.
Shaping a Design Narrative – a view 9:00 pm – Architect Abin Chaudhuri (Abin Design Studio, Kolkata)
from Kolkata 9:45 pm will present from his practice, now structured into a
narrative in his recent book, Hand and Mind. The title
evokes the thought behind the designs from the studio,
along with regional and political narratives layered within
the designs of buildings, public installations, and urban
interventions that belong to a region in transition and a
country of varied complexities.
URBAN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE EXPRESSIONS
7TH FEB THURSDAY
The Architecture of Architecture 5:30 pm – Architects and writers Ekta Idnany and Sahil Latheef
Schools 7:00 pm (Mumbai/Dubai) discuss the design of architecture
schools and their programmes through three
contemporary schools, practices and educators: SPA
Vijaywada – Shantanu Poredi and Manisha Agarwal
(Studio MO-OF, Mumbai);  Wadiyar Center for Architecture
– Prashant Pole (Genesis Architects, Mysore); and Avani
Institute of Design – Roshan George (Stapati Calicut,
Calicut).
Writing the City – Urban Moments 7:15 pm – Focusing on one aspect of a city’s character, a sociologist,
8:15 pm a graphic artist, and an urbanist turn the spotlight on
urban moments which resonate with everyone who has
ever lived in a city. Writer and editor Arpita Das Rebeiro
discusses these urban moments with Madhura Lohokare
(New Delhi/Pune), Sarnath Banerjee (New Delhi/Berlin),
and Kaiwan Mehta (Mumbai).
Practising at the Grassroots level 8:30 pm – Discussing projects from studios that look at practices
9:45 pm involved in various forms of civic engagement through
alternate models of patronage, architects and writers
Ekta Idnany and Sahil Latheef (Mumbai/Dubai) hold a
conversation with Architecture Brio – Shefali Balwani and
Robert Verrijit (Mumbai); Studio Pomegranate –  Shweta
Chhatpar and Pranav Nayak (Mumbai); and Mad(e) in
Mumbai  – Mayuri Sisodia and Kalpit Ashar (Mumbai).
URBAN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE EXPRESSIONS
8TH FEB FRIDAY
Restoration of the Knesset Eliyahoo 5:00 pm – The conservation movement in the area of Kala Ghoda
Synagogue 6:00 pm was key in shaping an awareness as well as citizen-
action in the direction of conserving the city, but also
restoring and arguing many other aspects of civic issues
and life in the city. A short film on the recent restoration
of the synagogue at Kala Ghoda will be followed by a
presentation by architect Abha Narain Lambah, and
conversation with patron and founding member of the
Kala Ghoda Association, Sangita Jindal.
Place to Live / State of Housing in India 6:00 pm – A screening of  the film State of Housing in India, on
8:00 pm dwelling, homes, development, and lives of people in
India today by Sanjiv Shah (Ahmedabad), followed by a
discussion on the project and exhibition State of Housing
in India – Aspirations, Imaginaries, and Realities in India
between filmmaker and co-curators Rahul Mehrotra
(Mumbai/Boston), Ranjit Hoskote (Mumbai) and Kaiwan
Mehta (Mumbai/Ahmedabad).
Photographing Architecture 8:15 pm – Documentation, investigation and commentary on
9:30 pm architecture and the urban environment through the
photographic lens is what architects and writers Ekta
Idnany and Sahil Latheef (Mumbai/Dubai) will
discuss with photographers Vibhor Yadav (New
Delhi), Andre Fanthome (New Delhi), and Ritesh
Uttamchandani (The Red Cat and Other Stories,
Mumbai).
URBAN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE EXPRESSIONS
9TH FEB SATURDAY
ARCHITECTURE OPEN with Three
Flaneurs – visiting contemporary 9:30 am Concrete Void Factory by Sameep Padora & Associates
architecture in Mumbai, with
presentations from the design studios 12:30 pm Somaiya School by Nitin Killawala + Associates
on-site. (Pre-registration required at 3:30 pm Dr. Ernest Borges Memorial Home by Architects’
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10TH FEB SUNDAY
ARCHITECTURE OPEN with Three
Flaneurs – visiting contemporary 9:30 am Bombay International School by Mobile Offices
architecture in Mumbai, with
presentations from the design studios 3:00 pm Lodha Place Park by M/S Prabhakar B Bhagwat
on-site. (Pre-registration required at 5:00 pm Public Infrastructure by Studio Pomegranate
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For more information https://www.indiaarchopen.com/
Curator: Kaiwan Mehta
Acknowledgements: Shaheen Mehta (administrative support) and Domus India (content and
administrative support); Arpita Das Rebeiro, Ekta Idnany, Suprio Bhattacharjee, Sahil Latheef, and
Ruturaj Parikh for collaborating on respective panel curations.
Note: All programs are subject to change.
VISUAL ARTS A MEASURE OF TIME
WORKSHOPS ZEST
3RD FEB SUNDAY
Being Local while being Global Artists’ 11:30 am – An interactive talk, filled with Dr. Mulay’s
A Literary Journey Centre 1:30  pm varied experiences on his literary journey.
by Dr. Dnyaneshwar Mulay
The Human Relationship Matrix Artists’ 2:30 pm – How to accept people the way they are
by Anil Thomas Centre 4:30 pm and free them of the roles they play.
Life Lessons BNHS 12:00 noon – A look into lessons learnt during the journey
by Arundhati Bhattacharya Auditorium 2:00 pm at SBI, culminating into becoming the first
woman chairman of the largest bank in India.
Magic Wand: Styling up Spaces BNHS 3:00 pm – A quick peak into what it takes to convert a
by Riyaz Himany Auditorium 5:00 pm boring space into a vibrant and inviting room.
4TH FEB MONDAY
:LOGÁRZHU  5HOLHI $UW Artists’ 11:30 am – Create a floral sculpture in relief giving it
by Surbhi Soni Centre 1:30 pm a 3D impression using marble powder,
adhesive and paints.
Intentionally Vegan Artists’ 2:30 pm – A talk on vegan food, along with a cooking
by Vinita Contractor Centre 4:30 pm demo and some recipes.
Meditation Rooms: the hottest new BNHS 12:00 noon – Create a serene and sacred place in your
perk by Kanika Bawa Auditorium 2:00 pm home to explore dreams and reboot yourself.
Portrait in Charcoal BNHS 3:00 pm – Learn the technique of charcoal portraits
by Madhusudan Kumar Auditorium 5:00 pm and its intricacies.
Original Chen Style T’ai Chi- The Somaiya 4:30 pm – An introduction to the ancient health
Best kept Secret of China Centre 6.00 pm and healing art from China along with a
by Sandeep Desai wonderful practice session.
WORKSHOPS ZEST
5TH FEB TUESDAY
Get Published! Artists’ 11:30 am – Do you want to become India’s next best-
by Meghna Pant Centre 1:30 pm selling author? Turn from an aspiring story-
teller to a published and successful author.
Creative Clay Artists’ 2:30 pm – Explore your inner self and turn a lump of
by Vijayalaxmi Centre 4:30 pm clay into various creative forms.
Painting with Scissors BNHS 12:00 noon Channel your inner artist and create your
by Madhumita Nandi Srivastava Auditorium –  2:00 pm very own unique masterpiece.
Food Workshop BNHS 5:00 pm – Nutrition Consultant Neha Sahaya talks
Fad diets & the effect Auditorium 7:00 pm about fad diets like Keto & Intermittent Fast-
they have on our body ing, what they mean and the pros and cons.
Expressive Art Somaiya 4:30 pm – Participants will undergo a mindful ses-
by Veda Dhaul Centre 6:00 pm sion using a combination of therapeutic
movement, art, sound and clay.
6TH FEB WEDNESDAY
TEDx and Beyond Artists’ 11:30 am – An insight into what goes into the making
by Siji Varghese Centre 1:30 pm of a great TED talk, being known widely
across circles and the impact thereafter.
Storytelling Tradition in Phad Artists’ 2:30 pm – An interactive session of the traditional
Paintings of Rajasthan Centre 4:30 pm Phad painting of Rajasthan.
by Natallia Bahushevich
Lino Cut Printing BNHS 12:00 noon Learn the printmaking technique of Lino
by Pritam Deuskar Auditorium –  2:00 pm cut to create your own design.
Photography Documentation BNHS 3:00 pm – Aesthetic documentation of Landscapes
by Furqan Khan Auditorium 5:00 pm and Monumental ruins through
photography.
Food Workshop Somaiya 4:30 pm – Ruchi Jain from Taru Naturals and Reema
Magical Millets Centre 6:00 pm Sathe from Happy Roots along with
Kumud Dadlani talk about what to do with
millets and why they are important today.
WORKSHOPS ZEST
7TH FEB  THURSDAY
Your Story – Our Stories Artists’ 11:30 am – Re-frame past experiences, and make a
Storytelling Centre 1:30 pm new collective narrative.
by Sonie Thakkar
Get, Set, Drone Artists’ 2:30 pm – A demo and DIY session of fun with
by Gaurav Singh Centre 4:30 pm drones.
Relevance of Khadi BNHS 12:00 noon An interactive talk on Khadi, its history and
by Ravi Kiran & Haresh Shah Auditorium –  2:00 pm timelessness.
Drawn to Animate BNHS 3:00 pm – Be a part of this fun filled interactive 2D
by Chetan Sharma Auditorium 5:00 pm animation workshop.
Percussion with Passion-Let It Go Somaiya 4:30 pm – A soul searching musical journey through
by Jainaam Singhi Centre 6:00 pm percussion.
8TH FEB FRIDAY
Mandala Art Rejuvenation Artists’ 11:30 am – Learn the mystic art of drawing Mandalas
by Mayank Agarwal Centre 1:30 pm with the techniques of making intricate
patterns.
Type Cooking Artists’ 2:30 pm – Learn to use recipes to make lettershapes.
by Tanya George Centre 4:30 pm Bring a curiosity for type and an appetite
for funky shapes.
Every Word Counts BNHS 12:00 noon A calligraphy workshop to create absolute
by Manjri Varde Auditorium –  2:00 pm beauty with just ink and paper.
The Ocean in a Drop BNHS 3:00 pm – A Haiku writing workshop
by Neha Bahuguna Auditorium 5:00 pm
Let’s Bachata- Dominican Style Somaiya 4:30 pm – Be a part of this fun learning session
by Avan Mehta Centre 6:00 pm about the Bachata form of dance.
9TH FEB SATURDAY
Drawing Your Words: The Nuts and Artists’ 11:30 am – A hands on workshop about starting out,
Bolts of the Picture Book Industry Centre 1:30 pm planning, writing and illustrating picture
by Yasmeen Ismail books for the under 5’s.
WORKSHOPS ZEST
Colors to Dye For Artists’ 2:30 pm – Learn to make natural dyes, to dye fabrics
by Suvarnareha M. Jadhav Centre 4:30 pm and clothes at home using household
organic waste.
Food Photography BNHS 12:00 noon Get tips from a master photographer on
by Shiriesh R. Karrale Auditorium –  2:00 pm the art of making food look even more
delicious.
Where The Wild Things Are BNHS 3:00 pm – Learn to use unique engaging formats to
by Sejal Mehta Auditorium 5:00 pm tell travel stories about the outdoors.
Catch the Culture through Somaiya 4:30 pm – An introductory workshop on the folk
Folk Dances Centre 6:00 pm dance forms in India.
by Dr. Tushar Guha
10TH FEB SUNDAY
Sense it Paint it – Blindfold Art Artists’ 11:30 am – A unique experience of creating  your own
Workshop Centre 1:30 pm work of art, blindfolded.
by Siddhant Shah
Rockscapes in Oils Demo BNHS 12:00 noon An interactive painting session.
by Vinod Sharma Auditorium –  2:00 pm
• No pre-registration is required • Entry is on a first come, first serve basis
• Entry for all hands-on workshops will be limited to 25 paricipants only
• For all photography and related workshops please bring your own Mobile / SLR Camera
• For all writing workshops please bring your own notebook & pen
Curators: Ami Patel and Tripti Ayyar
Team: Yash Oberoi, Payal Bania, Vinodini Hasal and Amanpreet Kaur
Learning, British Council Mumbai and all our guest conductors.
Note: All programs are subject to change.
COLLATERAL EVENTS
KENESETH ELIYAHOO SYNAGOGUE
7TH FEB THURSDAY
Dedication of the Restored 5:30 pm Opening of the newly restored Synagogue along with a film screening
Synagogue to Mumbai City and exhibition on the restoration process.
8TH FEB FRIDAY
Guided Tour 11:00 am Guided tour of the Synagogue highlighting the restoration process.
10TH FEB SUNDAY
Guided Tour 11:00 am Guided tour of the Synagogue highlighting the restoration process.
CSMVS – THE MUSEUM * Museum entry ticket applicable
3RD – 9TH FEB 2019
Museum on Wheels 11:00 am Museum on Wheels is a bus with an exhibition that will be part of
at Museum Gate No. 4 – 5:00 pm KGAF 2019!
2ND – 3RD FEB 2019
Nature Nurture* 11:00 am Learn to be nature’s best friend by engaging in these
at Key Gallery – 4:00 pm fun activities.
4TH FEB MONDAY
Living Landscapes 11:00 am Create a fabulous collage using different materials found
– 4:00 pm in nature.
5TH FEB TUESDAY
Animated Miniatures* 11:00 am Make the characters from our miniature paintings come alive using
at Key Gallery – 4:00 pm the power of electromagnets.
6TH FEB WEDNESDAY
Crazy Calculator* 11:00 am Learn how the ancients did their math homework by creating your
at Key Gallery – 4:00 pm own, personal abacus!
COLLATERAL EVENTS
7TH FEB THURSDAY
Messing with Metals* 11:00 am – Try your hand at the Mexican metal art form of Hojalata.
at Key Gallery 4:00 pm
8TH FEB FRIDAY
Trippy Tiles* 11:00 am – Explore the geometric patterns of Islamic architecture to create
at Key Gallery 4:00 pm your own exquisite patterned tiles.
9TH – 10TH FEB 2019
Funtastic Fossils* 11:00 am – Learn about fossil formations, its causes and process.
at the Natural History 4:00 pm
Section
10TH FEB SUNDAY
Urban Sketchers* 10:15 am – Urban Sketchers, Mumbai invites you to sketch the architecture
around the Museum 6:00 pm and artifacts at the museum. Bring your sketching material and
have a blast!
2TH – 10TH FEB 2019
Daily Tours and Trails* 11:00 am Explore the treasures of the Museum with our two daily exciting
at Key Gallery trails – Art and Technology.
ARTISANS’
2ND – 10TH FEB 2019
Memory of Red 3 11:00 am – This spirited assemblage of fibres, fabrics and found objects are
by Smriti Dixit 7:00 pm sewn, stitched, and knotted using materials and methods tradition-
ally from women’s work. Dixit explores her role as an artist-artisan,
“working with art and no-art”.
COLLATERAL EVENTS
DELHI ART GALLERY  –  ABHAS
5TH FEB TUESDAY
Indian Modern Masters 5:30 pm – A combined screening of short films of artists like Avinash
Movie Screening 6:30 pm Chandra, Raza, Krishen Khanna and others from DAG’s
archival collection.
6TH FEB WEDNESDAY
PLEASE TOUCH ART 5:30 pm – Has any art gallery asked you to Touch artworks to
Blind-fold Tactile Art Experience 6:30 pm Experience them?! Event accessible for visitors with visual
impairments.
8TH FEB FRIDAY
You CAN(vas) Paint!! 5:00 pm – A canvas painting workshop drawing inspiration from
6:00 pm modern masters like Raza, Tyeb Mehta and others.
SI BAMBAI
2ND FEB SATURDAY
Readings in the Shed- Letter to 7:00 pm Kafka wrote many letters in his life – to his girlfriends, friends, and
Father one for his father. This letter was undelivered and unread.
by Asif Ali Beg, Keith Sequeira What was in this letter?
3RD FEB SUNDAY
Let’s Write 12:00 noon An introduction to writing stories with the right tools.
by Tall Tales Storytelling
Farrago 7:00 pm Farrago consists of an enactment of four short stories written by
Dr. Shashi Tharoor in his teens, and later published as a collection.
4TH FEB MONDAY
Log Kya Kahenge? Aapki Kahani 7:00 pm This statement, Log kya Kahenge? has impacted each of us in
Humari Zubaani different ways. Share your story, hear others’ and watch it come
by Mumbai Playbackers alive on stage.
COLLATERAL EVENTS
5TH FEB TUESDAY
Fistful of Rupees 7:00 pm Raghav lands in Mumbai without a plan and it’s quite a shock!
by Shiv Tandan Everything feels louder, brighter, impossible to ignore.
6TH FEB WEDNESDAY
Storytelling Workshop for 6:00 pm A workshop designed to dive deep into your life and understand it
Healing and Therapy by Tall Tales as a story, where you are the protagonist. Sharing your story can
Storytelling & Alisha Parekh create catharsis, the relief you’ve been looking for.
7TH FEB THURSDAY
Sringara – The Essence of 6:00 pm Live lecture accompanied by a demonstration of the dance.
Mohiniattam
by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishnan Menon
with Shruti Verman & Manjula Manoj
8TH FEB FRIDAY
Thy Name is Woman 6:00 pm Celebrating the different shades of womanhood through select
by Nandini Krishna compositions in Hindi, Sanskrit, and English.
9TH FEB SATURDAY
Surpanakha – Stand Up Kathak 7:30 pm Surpanakha is a contemporary dance work based on Kathak in a
by Ashavari Majumdar stand-up format accompanied by live tabla and guitar.
MAX MUELLER BHAVAN *registration required, [email protected]
Sujata 2nd Feb 3:00 pm   This 1960 movie revolves around the caste system that is
at The Library prevalent in India even to this day. Director: Bimal Roy.
Devdas: A Discussion 2nd Feb 6:00 pm   A conversation, moderated by Nasreen Munni Kabir,
at The Library between Rashna Imhasly and Joy Roy.
Devdas (1955) 2nd Feb 6:45 pm   This film stresses on the social customs that prevailed
at The Library in Bengal in the early 1900s. Director: Bimal Roy
COLLATERAL EVENTS
Light Workshop* 2nd Feb 4:00 pm An interactive light sculpture composed of different lamps
by Rainer Kehres 3rd Feb 4:00 pm built at workshops during the festival. (Age: 10+ yrs, also
open to adults). Participants to bring household materials
like cloth, plastic spoons or cups, straws etc.
First Steps with Augmented 2nd Feb 7:00 pm Participants will learn the basic steps necessary to build
Reality* by Yasha Jain their own augmented reality software. Please bring your
own laptop. (Age: 12+ yrs, also open to adults).
Artist talk: TimeBlur 4th Feb 6:00 pm The artists at Timeblur Studio, a creative studio at the
intersection of data, art and technology will present ‘St-
ambh’, a Sculpture translated from the Kinetics of Yoga.
Digital Embroidery* 5th Feb 6:00 pm Create your own patterns with codes, maths and logic,
by Clemens Wallrath and Felix 7th Feb 6:00 pm and embroider them on your favorite Tshirt. Bring your
Held 10th Feb 8:00 pm own laptop (Age: 12+ yrs, also open to adults).
All Creatures Welcome 6th Feb 6:00 pm All Creatures Welcome sketches a utopian image of
German+English movie with society in the digital era. Director: Sandra Trostel
English subtitles
Artist talk with Vladan Joler 8th Feb 6:00 pm The lecture Forensics of Exploitation: Anatomy of an AI
System by Prof. Vladan Joler from Novi Sad University
covers the invisible matrix of human labour, energy
consumption and resource extraction that is hidden
behind digital networks and Artificial Intelligence.
Algorave workshop with 9th Feb 4:00 pm Learn how to create sounds, rhythms and music with
Dhanya Philo and Algorave 9th Feb 8:00 pm code. Participants to bring a laptop with up-to-date
India* Browser (Chrome, Firefox), empty thumb drive. Up to
45 persons (Age: 12+ yrs, also open to adults).
Note: All programs subject to change. Entry on a first come first serve basis.

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