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Indikaleido: A Cultural Kaleidoscope

This year’s Kala Ghoda Arts Festival got over recently. While blogging on that, we realised that we forgot to write about Indikaleido, another cultural festival that delighted Mumbai’s music and dance lovers in November 2012. This 3-day festival, an initiative by Horniman Circle Garden Trust, featured a few really good performances. We could attend only the ones on the last day.

One part of the Horniman Circle Garden was dedicated to stalls of NGOs.


Stall of Trishul, an NGO involved in slum sanitation, teaching less-privileged kids, and women empowerment.

DSC_7269A colourful collection of bags at one of the stalls


Pottery seems to be a part of all art and culture events in the city. For kids who live on high-rises, this may be a rare chance to get their hands dirty.

DSC_7276Wonderful creations from wires. This guy (or someon else) is always present on the footpath outside Jahangir Art Gallery.

DSC_7297Play of lights

Two of the programmes on the last day were Sufi music. We thank Indikaleido for introducing us to Sufi music, and it is soul-stirring, we say!


Exciting folk and fusion by Neeraj Arya from NSPA


Magical performance on santoor by Rahul Sharma


Enthralling Sufi music by Indira Naik

DSC_7319El Ferda, an Algerian Sufi group, mesmerising the audience

DSC_7324 Standing ovation for a fantastic performance

The less-than-perfect acoustics and the uncomfortable seating didn’t deter us from enjoying the magical music rendered by these gifted musicians.

Waiting for the next edition of Indikaleido …

4 Comments on “Indikaleido: A Cultural Kaleidoscope

  1. @Niranjan: Thanks 🙂

    @ Neeraj: There are so many creative and talented people around but only a few succeed in creating a livelihood out of it. 🙂

    @ PNS: Yes, it was superb. 🙂

  2. I think my previous comment go lost somehow… anyway, here it is again.

    Looking at the collection in the Trishul stall, it is obvious that there are so many talented people in India – all some of them need is an opportunity to showcase their talent.

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