“Voice”@ the informal settlements in the Okhla industrial estate

Posted on July 13, 2008

The message behind the jacket says: “Main ujala hun” (I am the light).

I was interested in performing there because no infrastructure exists in informal settlements like Okhla. Most of the streets are dark or lit up by privately set up lights/peripheral lighting from homes.

explaining the project to some curious onlookers near a tea shop

walking near some embroidery factories

another conversation and a kid trying to read

walking past people bathing on a street

standing near a dark patch, mimicking a lamp-post

standing again

a lot of activity in the only lit-up square. I got two requests for similar jackets!

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