|Kiran Prakash (rt) with Siba Prasad Maitra|
The germ of this idea was today sown by Kiran Prakash, the objective being to showcase some of the most candid and visually striking moments in the Garden captured on camera, otherwise lost in the clutter of everyday images appearing in this blog. “If we could select 100 to 150 outstanding images from the past five years and these are played in loop on a big screen, it would be a memorable evening, well-spent,” he said.
“It will also strengthen the sense of bonding among members,” noted Siba Prasad Maitra. “We could perhaps invite spouses and family members so that they would get to know us better and vice-versa. But let the refreshments and dinner for the evening be a contributory affair.
|After mass desertion by members, the Garden wore a barren look today|
One reason the exhibition should generate instant appeal is the peculiar fact that quite a few members have not even seen their own photos in the blog – simply because they do not have access to a PC at home. And not everybody is inclined to depend on their children and grand-children for this. Images of antics in our unguarded moments (not to mention, the process of ageing over five years) would surely strike an emotional chord in many.
Srichand Arora, who is equally kicked by the idea, offered to curate the pictures with Kiran Prakash and has called an informal meeting at his home tomorrow evening to get the process started. Harish Wadhwa has confirmed the availability of a projection system and what now remains to be decided is the date. That should happen this week-end and the rest would follow automatically.
Brilliant idea. Cheers for KP and SP!