‘Utsav’ (Festival) – my entry for the Cox & Kings ‘Inspiring India’ bloggers challenge


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This is my entry for the Cox & Kings bloggers art challenge. Cox & King’s are the world’s longest established travel company specialising in Escorted Tours and Luxury holidays. They were awarded “Best Luxury Tour Operator” at the UK 2012 Globe Travel Awards.

Cox and Kings logoTheir ‘Inspiring India’ campaign has challenged a number of creative bloggers to create an artwork inspired by India. There will be an exhibition on 10th October 2012 featuring all the work at The Royal Geographical Society in London, hosted by Cox & Kings and including a talk by Mark Tully, who was Bureau Chief of BBC, New Delhi for more than 20 years. You can pick up tickets for the event here. All the artworks will then go to vote for a ballot at the event, and the work with the most votes will win the challenge.

Utsav (Festival) commemorates seven of the most popular Indian festivals through generative text, image and video. The seven festivals celebrated here are

1. Bikaner camel festival
2. Ahmedabad international kite festival
3. Modhera dance festival
4. Nagaur world Sufi spirit festival
5. Rann Utsav Kutch festival
6. Delhi international puppet festival
7. Jaipur elephant festival