Yoga on radio. Yoga from mantri. Yoga on television. Yoga to sell Patanjali. Yoga for health. Yoga for harmony. Turning and twisting, arguing and insisting. And here we are caught in a strange knot. Yoga for you and yoga for me.
We asked our team how do we celebrate women’s day. We specifically asked the girls in the family. AC bulged in saying that all should take off their tops. Baffled by the reply and yet with composure it is reminded to him that this ain’t men’s women’s day. The opinion of the menfolk don’t count. Specially when seen from the male dazed spectrum. Many would argue that it is just a nominal mark in the calendar created by the gender obsessed world. Many would say that it only helps to re-entrench the patriarchal images of womankind. Yet we ride this wave to renegotiate, to reestablish, to personalise and to reclaim.
Today we celebrate womanhood. This is not a celebration of the binary of sexes. Nor is it a song of descent. This is a festival of regeneration, of nurture and versatility. Today we celebrate the femininity in all of us.
Happy Women’s Day.
No act of growing up in Mathura is ever untouched by the presence of god. Religion was an omnipresent entity. Each day was a festival in praise and servitude to god. Daily processions and ringing bells brought in the days and ended the nights. Interaction with the multitude of faithful gave a sense of a larger existence yet denied the right to an individual identity. Books, studies and sleep became the escape from the time harrowing chants. Closing the window to the outside world, opened the corridor to imagination.
Name: Surbhi Goyal | Education: B. Design from Banasthali University
What is concept art?
Surbhi: The varied possibilities and potential of any given topic is concept art. It is the expansion of the mind to newer things and imagination.
What part of your life involves art?
Surbhi: Art is an integral part of my life. Art is a representation of my own self. It is the medium through which I interact with the world and interpret my own being.
What are the markers of a good concept art?
Surbhi: Good concept art should reach the minds of the audience. The perceptive of the end viewer is paramount to the process of creation. It should be different and yet palpable to the understanding of the observer. Understanding supersedes aesthetics.
What else other than concept art excites you?
Surbhi: Having my own time and talking to myself. 😀 Sharing moments with my close ones. Mysterious movies.
Do you have any final words?
Surbhi: “What you seek is seeking you.” It is a quote by Rumi.
Under the guidance of the incredible Manas Mathur, we hosted a Clay Modeling and Mould Making workshop for our studio family and friends. It was the day when we turned ONE. Thank you for participating in this awesome exercise of creativity and learning. Thank you for the comradeship, the laughter and the cheer. Thank you for the memory.