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Mera desh mahaan?

  • Medium: Fabric, Wood, Acrylic
  • Place: Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Chatrapati Shivaji Domestic Airport, Mumbai
  • Year: 2010

Fabric, Wood, Acrylic
Mera Desh Mahaan

400 handmade wooden photo frames, acrylic, caps of soldiers from the army, navy and airforce, acrylic Name tags on wooden blocks, fabric.


Empty black frames hanging lonely – nameless and faceless. Sacrifices gone to waste; trampled under the feet of a nation that has lost its way.

Millions died to give us our freedom.
But are we really free?
Can we safely raise our voices in the world’s largest democracy?
Will our children ever know the difference between right and wrong or understand what courage, truth, honour and character truly mean?
Or will they only know how to work the ‘system’…to do the setting…the Jugaad? Are we leaving behind a legacy of decay and apathy?

Isn’t it now our time to fight back?
Our turn to wage a war…
A different kind of war.

This is a live installation that will change on a daily basis. Everyday there will be some glimmer of optimism, of hope, of promise and of change.