The festival is early this year.
Because we try and avoid holding the Festival closer to the Pongal festival - for logistical reasons.
And so the Fest of 2018 is from January 4 to 7.
This scheduling challenges us, builds pressures too - since the team behind the Fest is really small.
Thankfully, a small team from Sundaram Finance, our sponsors also lends a hand where it can.
This challenge is not new - for we have as a rule decided to keep the core team small always.
Hiccups do confront us - after all this is a street festival, a fest held in open spaces that people use. And in our circumstances, much unlike in the West these are not reserved open public spaces for cultural acts.
Every year, we therefore gird ourselves to also tackle issues that crop us - a religious event in the space for Main Stage Events. A street dug up by the civic agency - where a crafts sale has been planned.