Many creative individuals in a big city like Mumbai languish for informal platforms where they can present experiments off the mainstream – be it in their writing, singing, dancing, acting or the playing of a musical instrument. Coho Bohemia, the Bombay Artwalk, established in its truest essence by Janet Fine in the 90s, (she was an author, freelance journalist who was a Columbia University grad in love with India, Egypt and New York), came to a standstill when Janet passed away in 2007. Sangeeta had a dream where she witnessed a resurrected artwalk, and decided to review the movement with help from friends of Janet. Rarely does one see a financial capital celebrating artists of all genres in art galleries, but this is something of a tradition in cultural and financial capitals like New York, where Janet was from.


Sangeeta managed to breathe life back into Coho, which then attracted some of the most diverse talent in the city – veteran singer Lesle Lewis, Bengali-Brazilian singer Carlyta Mouhini, global model and actor Gary Richardson, globe-trotting Buddhist nun singer Annie Dolma, India’s advertising and theatre guru, Alyque Padamsee, actress Sabira Merchant, poet Menaka Shivdasani, Hung player Prabhu, National award film-maker, sitar player and artist, Madhusudhan Kumar… and many many more! Also Soulisme singer Farhad Bhiwandiwala.


Coho has been suspended since the last few years but Sangeeta is proud to have given so many talented artists a platform that is non-commercial and may review it soon.

The CoHo Community

Curator of Coho Bohemia with some dear Coho supporters