It was a coming together of street art, music, food, debate, book adda and neighborhood architecture photography, There was something for everyone. It emerged as a model of how you don’t necessarily need to go to a mall to unwind, the unwind (holistically cultural and wholesome) can start from one’s neighborhood.
One : It was a leisurely street event on Hindustan Road organized by Art Rickshaw, quite unlike a Pujo with a queued hurriedness to see and get the hell out.
Two : It was a coming together of street art, music, food, art, debate, book adda and neighborhood architecture photography. There was something for everyone.
There : It was just the right season. That early February nip cum mellow sunshine that made it heaven to just float and soak in the sun.
Four : It was an event stewarded by a 22 year old Devanshi, which immediately enhances your respect for an event of this nature.
Five : It was principally a street art show with everything curated around it. The road was painted overnight, purono barir jaanla (old window frames) were painted pastel and positioned as selfie corners and even the disused street hand pump (chaanpa kol) was painted a presentable blue.
Six : It was a visually relaxed event, no hoarding screamed for attention or gave you a typical commercial onusthaan feel.
Seven : It made prudent use of old neighborhood buildings. A number of events were conducted inside the courtyard of an old baari (an excellent instance of drawing attention to rich neighborhood architecture).
Eight : It emerged as a model of how you don’t necessarily need to go to a mall to unwind, the unwind (holistically cultural and wholesome) can start from one’s neighborhood.
Nine : It engaged children and youth. On the evening before the event a marathon street painting session across 300 feet of Hindustan Park kick started the aesthetic transformation.
Note. Footfalls exceeded 3500 through 4 February 2018, validating the event’s success.
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