June 6, 2011

Mumbai ka KALAGHODA: Black Beauty

Once a friend of ours visiting Mumbai asked my husband about Kalaghodha..
now my husband always has a new answer to every usual question so he told him how the author of novel Black Beauty had visited Mumbai in last century and to commemorate the visit the British had built a black horse statue here and since then this place is called 'Kala Ghodha'.

Along with this person the others sitting around also actually believed him because his story actually sounded more believing and linked to the name than the original plain notion of black stone statue of Prince of Wales mounted on a horse.

But this Kalaghodha has grown much larger than the reason it was built. Now it marks the place of commemorating culture of Mumbai where the big and the small artists come together each year to celebrate art... I have been visiting Kalaghodha for past 4-5 years but as it goes the show is getting larger with bigger names and more money.. but the art and the theme has become common.. somehow its loosing its charm.. .. the products sold are not as unique and the art is not as classy as it used to be..
but that does not stop the crowds thronging it, it still holds a lot and every year I will go there to find something different, something new - sometimes even weird and strange...
so here comes the
KALAGHODA
black horse literally - it cant get more mechanical and automatic than this..

ART-SE-DARR
like I said weird art..can u believe it there was also a small shrine inside it..


Spider man Spider man...
now you must be wondering what is he doing here !!!!


fighting with the TRANSFORMERS of course ;);)


so what was this about... greed - gluttony with people eating eating or price of onions with the huge urli of onions in it..actually couldn't figure out cos
there was only 1 piece worth noticing here and it was this replica of iron press ..
only if they could make the look of it more antique...
more metal with jewellery and nick knacks..
this was interesting metallic piece of nazarbattoo... 
Finally a piece of art which i really liked...
Angel scooter
love the golden shaded wings.. with white body and red carpet...
the back of the scooter is even more classy...

p.s. i know i have been absconding... but i am back and here to stay...

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...