Kala ghoda Art Festival 2014


 “Life happened because I turned the pages”
-Alberto Manguel

They say literature feeds the soul's curiosity and inspires the mind to go out on new adventures. This year at The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, come and spend time with novelists and poets, columnists and non-fiction writers, people who are helping shape the world of tomorrow. Join in our readings and poetry sessions. Meet the authors you've always wanted to meet. Enjoy the panel discussions and participate in workshops and interactive sessions.
Our thematic for the 2014 literature section is ‘WHY DON’T YOU WRITE ME’
We look forward to seeing you at David Sasoon Library, Arbour and Tarq.
Kitab Khana is where we will host several children's literature workshops.

Acknowledgements: Kitab Khana, Amrita Somaiya, Arbour Initiatives in Architecture Research, Tarq, Asmita Mohite, Kamal Vora, Ramdas and Harsha Bhatkal and the G R Bhatkal Foundation, Martin Wa¨lde, Jayashree Joshi, and the Goethe - Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, Mary Therese Kurkalang and Cultures of Peace - Festival of the Northeast, Popular Prakashan, Ishika Harekal, Anvita Budhraja, and Aparna Andhare
Parinita Shetty, Sonali Jain, Sangeeta Bhansali for their support and collaboration.

Play – Catch that Crocodile

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at David Sassoon Library

Who will catch that crocodile that's terrifying everyone in town? Probin policeman with his stick? Can Doctor Dutta do the trick Find out in this delightful theatre adaptation of Anushka Ravishankar's book by Gillo Theatre repertory (5+)

Music Language and the City

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm at David Sassoon Library

A look at the interactions between music and language with Amit Chaudhuri, and Sid Bhatia, moderated by Naresh Fernandes

An Evening of Urdu and Hindi Readings

7:45 pm - 9:45 pm at David Sassoon Library

Readings from works by Manto, Rajinder Singh Bedi and Bheesham Sahni

Avid Brings The Art Of The Lyric - Urdu Poetry And Indian Cinema

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at ICIA GALLERY

Urdu Poetry and Indian Cinema
Panel Discussion
1.Akshay Manwani(Author)
2.Kausar Munir (Lyricist)
3.Nasreen Munni Kabir(Filmmaker)
Examine the evolution of urdu poetry from song writing in early Hindi cinema to contemporary Bollywood.