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Measure for measure, final day of CIMA art mela

CIMA Art Mela 2013 drew in the crowds on the final day as well. Some among them were back for the second time in three days. Like Kalyan Kumar Roy and wife Radha — this time with a measuring tape! — after having zeroed in on some works on Day One. “I have our wall measurements written down on a piece of paper,” smiled Kalyan, measuring an Ashim Pal canvas. “This would look perfect on the wall behind the sofa in our living room,” said Radha.

Designer duo Mona Lamba and Pali Sachdev at CIMA on Sunday. Pali (left) said buying or not buying is “secondary”, it is the “immense pleasure” that art gives that makes her come back to Art Mela every year. Art is a passion for Mona too. “We even get inspired from art to do a collection… it is something so close to my heart that I cannot
define in words,” said Mona.

Roopen Roy, managing director-consulting, Deloitte, toured the Mela with wife Rupa. “We try to come every year,” smiled Rupa, keeping an eye out for the masters.


Day One: Atanu Bhattacharjee. Day Two: Sumitro Basak. Day 3: Subrata Gangopadhyay. Sayantani Sen scored a hat-trick at CIMA Art Mela 2013. “I had planned to come only on the first day, but I ended up booking something, so had to come on the second day. I liked something again, so I came back the third day!” she smiled. If on the first two days, mom-in-law Jaysree kept her company, on the final day she got along her husband Prithwiraj. Till next year then, Sayantani...





Pictures: Pabitra Das and Anindya Shankar Ray