WPC: Vibrant – the Bangles Shop

Vibrant:  Delhi has some really interesting places and things to explore. one of them is the bangles shop particularly at night. The glitters, colours and glasses of the assortment of bangles lined up for display makes it so attractive – even for someone who never buys them. The photographs here were taken during the Diwali craft bazaar at the Dilli Haat grounds.

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Turbulence at the Lake

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Scene depicting the turbulence at the Loktak Lake: Choreographed by CYCA Khurai

A moment from the play ‘Poubilai’ depicting the turbulence at the lake caused due to overt human activity that wreaks havoc to aquatic life leading finally to the emergence of the monstrous Poubilai sleeping in the belly of the lake from its deep slumber. He, in turn, turns his ferocity towards human kind as vengeance.

A production of the CYCA Khurai, the play was staged at the National Museum, Delhi  at the inauguration of the exhibition on ‘One Object Exhibition: Poubilai‘ organised by the Bhopal based institute of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangralay (IGRMS).

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The Maibi

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A moment from the Kanglei Thokpa ritual of Lai Haraoba @ Imphal

The maibi calls on the spirit of Khoriphaba and takes it on to perform the search for ‘his’ bride. As the spirit takes over her, the maibi may become violent or at least display strong physical prowess.

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The satra is the prayer flags used in the religious rituals among the Meiteis. It can be cited at most religious places (shrines). The layers of spiral is made of cotton cloth with designed patterns cut out. Most commonly used in white, it is also found in different colours.

Personally, I find it aesthetically appealing.

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