Beyond the clichéd clicks
With each passing frame of time, each new face and every place slowly explored, the colors seemed to sink deeper into my veins. From colourful block prints, elaborate Mughal crafts to blue pottery and meenakari, Colors of India is more than just a story. It is a way of life.
I heard new stories, created some and became a part of others and developed an identity which makes me feel proud to be an Indian,’ says Kaynat Kazi, an avid traveller and an amateur photographer.
Hanging on the red bricked walls, with white threads were not pictures but tales; stories that we listened with our eyes wide open, as our minds wandered from Jaipur to Ladakh and beyond. The ambience of open air, with breeze flowing in, added to the flying imaginations of the visitors.
We have all often heard of statements like, ‘We should do something about the dying art’. Well, here is someone who has done her share. Coming from Delhi, she has travelled far and wide, alone and in a group, to cover the crafts that are dying.
This is for the first time that choosing our favourite was so difficult. From, zardozi, thathera, meenakari, bangle making to blue pottery, she has covered it all. Herself a lover of art, she truly worries about the fading culture that has defined India till date; its handicraft.
‘Colors of India is a journey of self discovery. It is a compilation of four years of experience, a travel memorabilia through seldom explored nooks and corners of the largest democracy of the world,’ says the beautiful woman.
The show at Open Air Gallery at IHC wrapped up today amidst rave reviews from the visitors who trooped in to witness some incredible clicks.