Monthly Archives: July 2016

A recent trip to Stuttgart to talk at the opening series of Creative Days, an initiative that is the brainchild of a firm run by a designer duo- Poonam and Martin, and supported by the city,  other design organizations, Dept. of City Planning and Urban Renewal ( Stuttgart), and the Indian government , also allowed some time to look around, and also meet some wonderful people; the hosts of-course but also Kai Beirich , partner at Wulf Architekten, www.wulfarchitekten. com and that true India lover,Oliver Sorg who had many a story of living in a house that  the late Correa built in Kolkatta,  and Kamar Khan who seemed to know every architect and film maker in the world that there is to know. Of equal -if not greater pleasure was…
The city of Stuttgart beginning this year is starting for at least a period of five years an annual event called Creative Days, which aims to invite Indian and German architects, artists, filmmakers et all. But first the background. Since 2004, the city hosts the largest  Indian Film Festival in Europe; something many don't know. This year the festival begins on 20th of July. It has its genesis  in the fact that Stuttgart and Mumbai are sister cities and have a bond that goes back to 1968. The festival digs deep into Indian cinema and offers a fare that we here often don't get to see or even don't know about. This year while movies like Nil Battey Sannata,  Neerja, Waiting, TE3N, and Masan will be shown; many more including…
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