Friday, February 17, 2017

Kala Ghoda Festival Part 2

As mentioned in the previous blog, the David Sassoon Library is right opposite Kala Ghoda. The building  was erected for the Bombay Mechanics Institution  in 1870  (originally founded way back in 1847)  


The Venetian Gothic styled structure using yellow malad stone was completed in 1870 

the old and the new

As you enter you see the statue of Sassoon


The library is on the first floor. Inside I found this wooden spiral staircase which is a testimony to the proper maintenance of the place.  



Once you are inside the courtyard you realize what a quaint little peaceful place it is with tall trees and  greenery all around.  I spied the Elphinstone college on one side 


It was in this courtyard that the children of Little Angels School put up their skit and the Lezim as a part of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.

Neish Singh started off by playing the tabla, followed by Deeptanshu Thakkar who gave a good performance on the keyboard



This was followed by the Lezim. Taking the space constraint into consideration, the boys did very well and managed to keep up the pace with the beat. 



They say that if you want to keep your city clean, then start educating the children, and it becomes more effective when there is support from the parents. 

The skit “Swach Bharat” was entertaining as well as educative. 


Highlighting the different possibilities in which a place could get dirty was a good idea as the children will always remember it. 



The parents and the audience were very appreciative of the program. 


In the first picture I purposely kept the BEST bus in the frame as I was/am always fascinated by their efficiency and service.  From the first electric tram car in 1907, it has come a long way.


Did you know that BEST buses are only equipped with those rubber bulb air pressure horns (and not the high decibel fancy electronic ones)

So next time when you are on the road (driving in Mumbai) and you hear that Pom Pom behind you, then you can be assured that it is a BEST bus. 
    



22 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

I like the design of the library building. I will have difficulty using the spiral staircase. Nice black and white picture of the electric tram car.

magiceye said...

Love the library!

Vagabonde said...

I enjoyed your post and the videos. I liked the Lezim – it has good rhythm. I’d love to go and read a book in the lovely library you showed. Thanks for coming to my blog a while back.

swati pongurlekar said...

Sounds interesting ....great work with little angel's school children

Sanjivan Pathak said...

Beautiful performance by these god gifted angles will sure love to visit sasoon and these angles too

DUTA said...

The library and the statue of Sassoon look quite impressive, and it's easy to imagine the peacefulness of the courtyard.

The boys in red outfits as well as those in the white outfits seem to be doing a nice job at the Art Festival.

tulika singh said...

This makes me want to come right over to Mumbai and be a part of this fascinating festival. Who knows one day I might just be there.

Mridula said...

I have heard a lot about the festival but never attended it! The tram picture looks amazing!

Shoyeb Shaikh said...

This is an interesting one. I liked it and want to travel by tram at least once in life time. Really the BEST bus service is very good. Thanks.

Henal said...

A big applaud for the skit "Swach Bharat".
It passed the message with great impact in an entertaining way. The efforts were commendable!!

Jenny Woolf said...

That is a truly splendid Victorian building. I am a big fan of grand Victorian buildings

A indian said...

Swach Bharat skit was well performed and very well directed. It gives message and inspiration to all Indians to keep their bharat swach. Script is well written and directed.
Good job little angles school.

gauravi Shantaram said...

Search Bharat skit was very well written.. Directed and performed.it gives very clear message in a very simple way to keep cleaniness.i was very impressed and happy to see the performance of little angled school children

Zenia said...

Absolutely blown away by these performances! The kepyboard and tabla performances alerts top notch! The Swach Bharat skit stole the show!!

Ron said...

OUTSTANDING photographs! I especially love the ones inside the library. That spiral staircase is so beautiful!

Enjoyed the videos too!

Unknown said...

An amazing skit on swaach bharat. Plaudits to everyone involved in it.
Superb show overall

Kulin Dhruva said...

Swach Bharat skit script was very good and was equally well performed & well directed too.
Superb concept and hats off to the kids whose performance was brilliant !!!!
Keep it up ��

Anonymous said...

Very good skit. Nice script and well played by kids

Barbara Fisher said...

I really enjoyed all your photographs and learning more about the Kala Ghoda Festival. Thank you.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Looks like the kids put on a great show!

gopi khandwala said...

The swach bharat skit was absolutely amazing
It was an absolute delight
Good work done there :D

orvokki said...

The music sounds lovely in the first video.
Great photos again.