Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Dec 2012: Where Ma dresses up as Kali in Hayvadan

While I was in India last December, Ma did a bit of a play as Kali in Hayvadan. It was a Girish Karnad play played at the B V Karant retrospective in Malad. I have also had the honour of working with him when I was a little nipper in India. Actually both of them. BV Karant was a terror, lol. Anyway.

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Mumbai has a fascinating night life

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check out the hearts, they look really punctured, lol, a degree of verisimilitude that it perhaps not required.

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new smartphone, lol

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street and proper markets

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another little street market

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there’s the old scoundrel and the Shiv Sena’s monumental office.

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gosh, those mannequins are a bit of all right.

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this was an extraordinary building, with the Buddhist facade…I wonder what’s the background to this building?

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And the sign.

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the irascible man himself. He always reminded me of Captain Haddock from Tintin.

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a lovely statue in black marble of Ganesh was in the foyer

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but this was even better, made in some kind of a shellac material, beautiful…but I didnt have much time as the show had just about going to start. I perched myself at the back and was cursing the fact that I didnt get my tripod. Bad mistake.

I am not going to tell you the story. Here is the book review. And below are some of the photographs of the play.

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and then the intermission…heh, you can drink water but not wash your face..

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the end…

and here are some of the videos

Here are many more photographs on a slideshow if you are interested.

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