Some Links

An Indian art ezine: Matters of Art (Via Self-Winding)

A very well-written blog, by someone based in Mumbai: Windy Skies

From the Pakistani newspaper The Daily Times: an article about Indian actors and singers who lived in Lahore before 1947 (via Metroblogging Lahore)

On the art front, One Mile From Home: "Walk a minimum of one mile from home. Record where you’ve been with a drawing, sculpture, photo or painting and then walk back. Every day for a year." Lovely stuff.

My new counter, over there on the side bar, from NeoCounter. According to it, in the two weeks or so since I installed it, I've had visitors from 92 countries! That's pretty exciting, even if many of them are searching for things they won't find here, like s*e*x pictures of T*w*i*n*k*l*e K*h*a*n*n*a. My unverified sense is that a majority of visitors are of Indian origin, so maybe this is a snapshot of the Indian diaspora.

Metroblogging Chennai has a Flickr group. We're looking for people who would like to post pictures of the city - anything and everything that will give the viewer a picture of Chennai today. Take a look, and join in.

And in the art department again - maybe - an open-air sculpture in Prague: Piss (also via Self-Winding)
The idea is disarmingly simple. Two bronze sculptures pee into their oddly-shaped enclosure.

While they are peeing, the two figures move realistically. An electric mechanism driven by a couple of microproccesors swivels the upper part of the body, while the penis goes up and down. The stream of water writes quotes from famous Prague residents.

Visitor can interupt them by sending SMS message from mobile phone to a number, displayed next to the sculptures. The living statue then ‘writes’ the text of the message, before carrying on as before.

Of course, I see solo performances of this kind every day; but I don't think they're writing poetry.

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