While critics remain divided about where to place folk and tribal artworks that incorporate modern-day elements, themes and techniques, the artists themselves remain unbothered and say all art is just art.
The author recalls memories from a 'pointless and meaningless trip in the garb of a mountain expedition in this story.
'Grandmother often told me how Perry had gone to the office in the morning, a perfectly normal man and had been brought home violent and unmanageable'. The author recalls the life of her schizophrenic Uncle Perryappa or Perry.
It is the same Western world, which rewarded Qatar for its role in the Arab Spring, which is now opposing its hosting of the World Cup, perhaps to deflect attention from its own misdeeds in the Middle East and North African region.
Like many other girls, I wore saree for the first time on my school farewell day. It was a turquoise blue chiffon saree that my mother had bought for some family function. I was lanky and thought myself as a model while walking the ramp on the stage of the school auditorium. I loved the feel of the saree. And yes, it smelled like my mother.
Gopal Lahiri is a bilingual poet, critic, editor, writer and translator with 27 books published, including five jointly edited books. His poetry is also published across various anthologies as well as in eminent journals of India and abroad.