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Riding The Wave: Brinda Miller Shares Plans For #KalaGhodaArtsFestival 2017

Riding The Wave: Brinda Miller Shares Plans For #KalaGhodaArtsFestival 2017

by The Daily Eye Team November 3 2016, 12:32 pm Estimated Reading Time: 1 min, 1 sec

Every year art enthusiasts gear up for a festival like no other – the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai. Earlier this year, the event held 600 programmes across 12 days and drew over 1.5 lakh people. The best thing about this gigantic Festival, of course, is that it’s free. One of the people behind this initiative is the demure artist Brinda Miller who is Festival Director. Explaining how the success of KGAF must not be seen as a one-off, for other cities can easily create equally successful community-based initiatives, she says, “You just need a group of dedicated people who want to do something for their city.” Indeed, KGAF is organised by a team of honorary members and a handful of volunteers. In fact, behind this hugely public venture is a personality who is so shy that, in her own words – “If I’m walking down the street and I see a film star, I feel too shy to even go up to them and ask them to come to the Festival. That’s not me. But I think we can have a way of doing things in a quiet way as well.”


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