Festivals and Curating



India Sabka: Youth Festival on multi-cultralism 2002

Gujarat 2002 – the carnage against Muslims, the state collusion to it, the futility of all our efforts ‘to do something’, the very real fear of it spreading to Bombay, prompted us to think differently, push the barrier of our own schedules.

Majlis along with Open Circle, a group of visual artists, organised India Sabka youth festival.

A four-month long campaign for India Sabka (India belongs to everybody) among the students of 100 colleges in Mumbai and Thane culminated in a fortnight-long competition programme. The participants in the competitions were awarded in a two-day festival. All the awards were sponsored by leading publishers and art and literary magazines of the country. Over 2000 students attended the festival. They played games, wrote slogans, tested their general knowledge, made music, watched film festival, made T-shirts, attended concerts and asserted again and again India Sabka.