As mentioned in the previous blog, the David Sassoon Library is right opposite Kala Ghoda. The building was erected for the Bombay Mechanics Institution in 1870 (originally founded way back in 1847)
The Venetian Gothic styled structure using yellow malad stone was completed in 1870
the old and the new
As you enter you see the statue of Sassoon
The library is on the first floor. Inside I found this wooden spiral staircase which is a testimony to the proper maintenance of the place.
Once you are inside the courtyard you realize what a quaint little peaceful place it is with tall trees and greenery all around. I spied the Elphinstone college on one side
It was in this courtyard that the children of Little Angels School put up their skit and the Lezim as a part of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.
Neish Singh started off by playing the tabla, followed by Deeptanshu Thakkar who gave a good performance on the keyboard.
This was followed by the Lezim. Taking the space constraint into consideration, the boys did very well and managed to keep up the pace with the beat.
They say that if you want to keep your city clean, then start educating the children, and it becomes more effective when there is support from the parents.
The skit “Swach Bharat” was entertaining as well as educative.
Highlighting the different possibilities in which a place could get dirty was a good idea as the children will always remember it.
The parents and the audience were very appreciative of the program.
In the first picture I purposely kept the BEST bus in the frame as I was/am always fascinated by their efficiency and service. From the first electric tram car in 1907, it has come a long way.
Did you know that BEST buses are only equipped with those rubber bulb air pressure horns (and not the high decibel fancy electronic ones)
So next time when you are on the road (driving in Mumbai) and you hear that Pom Pom behind you, then you can be assured that it is a BEST bus.