INSERT2014The Sharp Edge of Global Contemporary
Mati Ghar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
01.31 - 02.28.2014

Designed to be a constellation of conversations, the exhibition and symposium attempts to renew focus on the artist as a generator of ideas— those who question things the world takes for granted. INSERT2014 examines the social, cultural and geo-political role of an artist in re-defining cultural infrastructure in New Delhi. Intended to represent contested perceptions of time in its design, the Mati Ghar building itself, is a key axis of INSERT2014. 

A site-specific proposal of my Confessions of an Insomniac installation has been included in the New Models of Common Ground programme. 

INSERT2014 was produced by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation and supported by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan and Prohelvetia-Swiss Arts Council, with Raqs Media Collective as Artistic Directors. 

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sarai 09: projections

“A projection involves an incandescent transference - some crossing of a void to effect luminous landings on a distant surface. Without projections we would have no cinema, no city plans, no forecasts, no wagers, no fantasies. Projections convect questions, magnify dreams and illuminate desires.” 

Sarai 09: projections operates across two surfaces: on the printed page of the Sarai Reader (the 9th and final publication of the series) and within the context of a contemporary art exhibition. I contributed an essay to the reader entitled, Taking Flight: Perspectives from the Depths of an Ideas Factory. The work explores the life of an idea across an ad agency, a social movement and a war zone.  

Sarai Reader 09: The Exhibition was held at the Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, New Delhi from 08.12 - 04.2013. The exhibition was supported by The Royal Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi. 


The Sarai Readers were published once a year by Sarai— the media arm of the Centre for Study of Developing Societies (CSDS). Each issue was structured around a specific theme and invited writing by practitioners, academics, activists and artists from diverse fields.

More information on Sarai-CSDS can be found here
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unmentionable @ commffest

Unmentionable, my first short experimental film, was included at COMMFFEST, a local grassroots film festival in Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. 

The film poses questions about the prevailing negativity of the South Asian immigrant experience amidst a global nomadic era. As I sat at my mom’s kitchen table, shooting this film, I contemplated how much has changed and how much remains the same. 

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