India Now was a three-month season that celebrated Indian culture in London, that opened in July 2007. 'India' was the theme of the annual cultural arts festival that takes place in Trafalgar Square each August. A wide range of London's organizations and attractions across the capital contributed to the season, including the National Film Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum, the South Bank and Barbican Centres, Watermans, Thames Festival, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Akademi.
For the launch of the festival, a replica of the Taj Mahal was built to float down the Thames, giving people in all locations the chance to take part and celebrate. The replica of the Taj Mahal was built by Bijon Das Gupta and I had the opportunity to paint the plinth on which the Taj rested.