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