Here is an article titled “For a culture policy” published in a column authored by Bhaskar Ghose in the magazine “Frontline”.
“The Ministry of Culture has drafted a policy on the funding of what it calls “mega-festivals”. This is, in principle, something that deserves to be supported. It is an indication of the concern at the national level about nurturing such events, and the fact that a beginning has been made to address it has to be applauded. Having said that, one must take on board the caution advocated in an editorial published in The Hindu on November 4. It said: “[T]oken annual grants accompanied by cumbersome procedures will not attract, much less nurture, creativity. Nor will it make any difference to the quality of cultural festivals.” A long-term guarantee of sustained funding was suggested, which, one must add, needs to be substantial enough to make a significant difference, and not remain a mere token of interest.” -Bhose
Read the complete article at http://www.frontline.in/stories/20101203272408700.htm
Credits: Mr. Ragothaman