Month: March 2016

In love with Sipna

Sipna was a very memorable time. Very precious days and nights amongst the oldest tribals of Maharashtra, many artists from various fields. The residency happened in the last 10 days of December. The days were sunny and nights damn cold. We were many together. Everyone skilled in their practises. There were painters, sculptors, Architects, local artists, farmers, Photographers, Dancers, Performers and also artists from other continents. We were somewhere deep in the jungle of teak. Probably in some village on the other side of Melghat Tiger Reserve. The river Sipna danced like a snake on water cutting an old plateau. big, small naturally sculpted rocks. There was an old sage. I remember him because in his hut stayed a woman. She was diseased, she said, shyly. She showed us a lump that had grown out from the insides of her thigh. Babaji is treating me, she said. There were three peacocks, a deer nearby and a snake that lived with the old sage. One day we went on a day’s long walk to see Sipna river meeting …