There has been a sustained and regular practice of writing at the labs since they began. Each week begins with everyone listening to the new texts that all the others in the labs have written. This act of narrating, and listening, leads to thinking about what questions can be asked of each others' experience, what words can be found to link each others' experience. Questions that are asked are often incorporated into the telling. Words and phrases that resonate with others' experience find themselves in newer texts, in other tellings.
It is my sixteenth day in this routine today. It's 4:00 AM; at home everyone is asleep. I wear my dirty work clothes, put a set of fresh clothes in a bag, and set out for the shop by quarter past four. I chant the kalma under my breath as I go. I will take an auto-rickshaw to the market.
05 September 2007
Mistriyon se Sawal
All Practitioners, LNJP Lab
Makaan ko dekh kar khirki ka akaar kab de dete hain aap?
30 January 2007
दोहराने की सरहदें
चंद ज़रूरतों के बंधन में लिपटे रहने के बावजूद इस हसीन दुनिया में सांस लेने को जी चाहता है।
एक चटकारती आवाज़ मन में गूँजती है: "इस समाज के बाहर का जीना भी कोई जीवन है?"
26 May 2006
I Asked, "What Is Your Name?"
I asked, “What is your name?”
He replied, “Subhash Kumar”.
I said, "I thought your name was Pankaj. That's the name on the board, and I assumed you were Pankaj."
Subhash (laughing): No, it isn't. Pankaj, in fact, is the name of studio owner. I only work here.
16 February 2006