Friday, November 14, 2008

Kala Rakhshash

Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya is a design school for traditioal artisans in a small village called Tunda Vand in Mundra, near Mandvi. This is the second course that I am conducting here and its really sad to see how the beautiful landscape has suddenly transformed into a roadshow, big names like Tata an Adani are coming up with their own interpretation of 'development', coal fed Thermal power plants, their chimneys have started dominating the skyline, the craftsmen have been sucked in by the monsters, the camel is not seen anymore and the school has to move to a new location and create space for the green money monster to stretch its arms... we are thinking green!

Monday, November 10, 2008


the people make this land so beautiful...its my 13th year here and as usual I can't stop staring at these amazing faces.


Sangabhai manages the hostel kitchen at the Kalaraksha Vidyalaya, its really nice to eat khidi and bajre ki roti...yummy! Puri, his daugheter is happy to see me (chooti waala bhai) again.