PUNE BIENNALE 2015 'HERITAGE'
I DEFINE HERITAGE AS ‘ WRAP’ CONCEPT
MAN WEARS IT LIKE A TRANSPARENT, YET VISIBLE SECOND SKIN .
HERITAGE WRAP IS A CUSTOMISED WRAP,
TAILORED TO HIS BELIEFS, COMFORT AND STYLE.
DEPICTING OUTER AND INNER SIDE OF THE WRAP.
I INTERPRET MULTIFACATED HERITAGE AS HERITAGE WRAP ,
COMPARING IT TO ITS COMPLEX FORM OF LAYERS
My DHARMA is my innermost wrap
Encouraging me to do good karmas .
Sacred Ganga River gives me option of washing away my bad karmas.
DHOBI GHAT(clothes line) at DECCAN COLLAGE in PUNE. Distressed by the state of Ganga Maiya, the most revered Indian Goddess, in form of sacred river, I found the perfect title in one of the most controversial Bollywood film, r," RAM TERI GANGA MAILL"(literal translation: Ram, Your Ganga's Become Impure) directed by actor-director Raj Kapoor.
To begin with, the interesting story of birth of Ganga Ma , The sacred river.
The 50 feet long Ganga River is constructed by bloated poaches of various detergents brands in market. It talks about the cleaning the mail/dirt. The blue empty pouches contribute blue color to the river of plastic. Plastic is artificial, polluting the river,. Question is, is this what Ganga Maiya receiving in return of good deed. Is this her karma ???
When it comes to options, I cannot miss to mention the Option king of India,"Amitabh Bachan" super hero, giving options to win the game. The game here is of doing karma and washing karma.
Marketing, promises, money, sale, came across some of the most interesting advertisements, which had taken the whole India by storm. " dekhte hah jayogen!".
Besides "Ram Teri Ganga Maili", many other movies, vouching for the respect and love for sacred river 'Ganga Maiya'/mother, found drying space on the clothes line. Speaking about the double standards, " Ganga ki kasam, "Ganga Ki leherein, "Jis desh mein Ganga baheti hein" and many more.