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Le Meridien, Kochi Brought Alive A New Perspective On Art With 'India Revisited' A Dolna Initiative
‘India Revisited’- a rhythmic fusion of live art, dance and a weeklong exhibition of diverse artists of India. The event was conceptualised and curated by Mithu Basu, Founder, DOLNA, for delegates of the recently held Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013
From the spontaneous response of renowned designer Wendell Rodricks “Dolna, come to Goa” we reproduce ad verbatim, select guest speaks;
"Fascinating and great experience, the young artists are lucky to have you. Mithu Basu, Good Luck“ -Salman Khurshid, Minister of External Affairs
"Thank U for the show. It is great! I love your paintings. I wish I had more time to spend. Good Luck." -Sam Pitroda, Advisor to Prime Minister, Public Information, Infrastructure & Innovations.
"This is a unique initiative - innovative, creative, and vibrant. In many ways this show captures Indian Art at its creative best! Lovely colors, fabulous strokes, bold visuals make Dolna The Movement truly spectacular!
"Your work symbolizes the essence of India expressed in a memorable form. Congratulations to a fellow traveller!” -Siddharth Kak, Founder, Surabhi Foundation.
"Amazing... Loved all the work... Thanks a lot! Mithu Basu & the crew is amazing and very caring. Keep Smiling” -Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, India’s ace cricketer
“At Le Meridien, we are committed to transform our hotels into creative hubs, for guests and the local community. The ‘India Revisited’ concept shares our ideology and makes our association with Dolna very gratifying” -Saji Joseph the young and dynamic General Manager of Le Méridien, Kochi.
“India Revisited is the celebration of homecoming and taking back fond memories of India on canvas, our heartfelt thanks to Le Meridien for its bountiful support in making the concept a reality.”-Mithu Basu Curator and Founder of DOLNA
Participating Artists: Anuradha Thakur, Bindhi Rajagopal, Devyani Parikh, Debjani Dutta, Gunjan Gowlagi, Prakash K Raman, Poonam Tyagi, P Bendre, Rita Khanna, Rajeshwar Nyalapalli, Subodh Poddar, Santosh Kumar Sahani, Salva Rasool, Sanchit Jain and a select works from the Dolna collection.
Dolna: Established in 2010, Dolna is committed to discover opportunities to leverage and nurture an artistic explosion. A creative initiative, Dolna the brainchild of Ms. Mithu Basu, collaborates with relevant partners to create global platforms for artists of all genres to promote art through customized events, travel programs and commissioned corporate projects and explore new horizons for art, artists and audiences.
Le Meridien, Kochi: A five star deluxe hotel with 223 luxurious rooms & suites is ideally suited to global clientele. The resort and convention center is strategically with excellent access from national highway 47 and the Kochi backwaters.
The Hotel and Convention Centre is spread across 25 acres of landscaped greens with an unparalleled view of the Kochi backwaters. The world class convention center offers a capacity from 15-2500 delegates in 12 air-conditioned halls that cover 60,000 sq ft area. The hotel provides an additional 95,000 sq. Ft lawn area that can be used for building exhibition stalls, air-conditioned hangers for additional conferences and meal venues in addition to the existing capacity.