Art chakra Bharat Nivas

Travel Diary | Day 20 : The Art Chakra day

[ 26.10.2014 [ Sunday ]

Finally the day I was waiting for all these time had arrived. There was a biweekly event called  ‘Art Chakra’ and that was happening that day. It is a platform for artists, photographers, musicians or whoever want to present some form of art in front of other like-minded people.  Thus I got a platform to present my photography.

I woke up early in the morning to finish my presentation. I didn’t even pick all the pictures for the presentation. I had only done a half of the presentation the previous night. Somehow I finished it before breakfast. Did a bit of laundry as I wasn’t sure if I would get a chance to do it once I start moving from this place.

I wasn’t too late when I returned to the venue after my breakfast. The program hadn’t started yet even though it was about  time.

Art chakra Bharat Nivas
Art chakra @ Bharat Nivas

Guess what, there was no electricity! That was the reason it hadn’t started. So there were two simple choices to make, either to cancel the whole thing, or do the presentation on a smaller screen. I had my laptop with me and one another participant had her Mac. So we decided to do the presentation on the laptop screen instead of the big projector screen! Everyone was glad that we were still doing it rather than simply cancelling the event.

That day I met some amazing artists. There were photographers, digital artists, animators, musicians, Engineers and many other wonderful people.

Some guy presenting his stuff
Some guy presenting his stuff
Musician at work
Musician at work

I was really thankful to be there with those amazing people. Their passion and enthusiasm was contagious. And these very things I will miss once I leave from this place.

The best part I liked was the unconventional music those amazing musicians had performed. Short video is here

With that superb musical performance, art chakra came to an end.

It was almost time for lunch by then. We all had lunch together from a nearby restaurant. Then I got a call from a friend who was leaving that day to Thiruvannamalai,, where I was heading next. He needed a lift. So after the lunch I went to meet him and helped him with his luggage. After he left, I met some other friend and  we spent time till evening.

Last Evening At Auroville
Last Evening At Auroville

In the evening I went for a short walk chasing the sunset and wasn’t my lucky day. I walked a long distance chasing it and without success. By the time I came back, it was already dark.

Sickle moon night
Sickle moon night

So I took the picture of the moon and went to have dinner. I thought the day was over, but at the restaurant I met some more awesome people and had interesting conversations.

I even made a plan to go to a beach next day early morning , even though I was leaving the place that morning itself.

That friend dropped me at my couch surfer, and promised to pick me up the next day morning from that spot. So a plan was made from nowhere.

At Auroville, you don’t make plans, plans happen to you!

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28 thoughts on “Travel Diary | Day 20 : The Art Chakra day”

    1. They were all ‘quite a day’ for me 🙂 Sure , I will keep up the enthusiasm 🙂 Thank you for reading and liking the picture 🙂
      I know your special interest towards night photography 😀

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          1. Oh quite the general ones—
            A butterfly, an owl,
            a row of blurry dim lights(like dots) ,
            a biiiig landscape from mountain top with fog/clouds,
            a sunrise and sunset in sea beach,
            something with a small island (I need to see first to know what I want),
            a delta or similar,
            a dolphin/whale,
            a desert landscape

            Are you awake yet ?? 😛

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          2. I am very much but…. this dumb camera even can’t click a picture of someone sitting in a chair !!! Actually,I am planning to take it for repairs,I have doubts,it has manufacturing defects …
            So,what’s on your list ???? 😀

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          3. No camera is a dumb one!!! I am not sure if there is any manufacturing defect with it or not. But otherwise, all cameras are good!
            Well my list will appear as a post 😉

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          4. Actually several features mentioned in catalog are missing like changing ISO,changing color modes to Sepia/cyanotope etc.When I called them,they said ,it is there and instructed me but it is not there.Rare case,even I am shocked !
            Waiting eagerly for the post 🙂

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          5. It is oolpix L330 Right? I checked the pictures of it and I couldn’t find a button to change it into Manual mode so that you can control iso, shutter speed etc. I am not sure what has happened. maybe that one is a general catalogue

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          6. The one that came with the camera itself and the customer care compared it with another L330 model and she confirmed it was there 😦 I still think it has some focusing problem,just need to get it double checked .

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