Saturday, 13 April 2013

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2013 -- Stalls and Install...ations

Coins stuck on car
Tortoise installation
Vicky Ratnani giving a cooking demostration
Dadasaheb Phalke — Father of Indian cinema


Kala Ghoda Arts Festival offers very little art -- what you get to see are installations, some quite ugly and stalls selling various things. Watch video below:

Friday, 23 November 2012

Goa - Dona Paula

This is a nice place to spend the evening.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Goa - Arvalem Falls

After a break I now resume my Goa series.

Arvalem Falls

Raw cashew fruit hanging
Ancient sacred caves near Arvalem Falls
Cave interior
See video: Mayem Lake and Arvalem Falls

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2012

I decided to take a break from my Goa series in order to share some images of the recently concluded Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2012.

Below the giant statue of the crow (above)
Pyramid made with glass tumblers

Smoking kills
Smoking kills

Holographic images inside the glass vessels
Watch video:

Monday, 6 February 2012

Goa - Mayem Lake

Mayem Lake is among the most peaceful places I have ever visited
A holiday resort near the lake 

A bridge on the way to Mayem Lake
Mayem Lake is one of the most quiet and peaceful places I have ever visited.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Goa - Boat cruise on River Mandovi

We expected the Sunset Boat cruise to be a pleasant experience, unfortunately it was just the opposite. They had a cultural show on board which was unbearably noisy -- assault on one's ears. A foreign tourist who was on another boat felt the same, what's worse, he said that there was a lot of smoke in his boat which gave him a headache. Though we did not experience any smoke problem I felt a throbbing sensation in my head later thanks to the loud noise masquerading as music. Much of the show was about dancing to Hindi film songs. I wish Goa Tourism had given us an option of a noiseless cruise for those like us who have not been able to develop a taste for noise, but they call it a "cultural show". Without all the noise it would have been a pleasant experience.
Compere a welcoming us and announcing the "cultural show"

Watch video below: