KOUSHAL CHOUDHARY

PD / 52” X 33”

$9,066

A mixed-culture that we live in today. Just look around and you can see the contrasts between today and tomorrow, traditional and contemporary–all coexisting hand in hand. Our cities today are a mix of heritage buildings standing tall along with futuristic towers. We live in state-of-the-art houses and cook traditional dal-chawal (pulse and rice).
And this is not just in metropolitans it exists equally in many small towns of the country. I have witnessed natural beauty and rustic sentiment of a small village in Rajasthan from the glittering glass windows of a ‘local’ shopping mall, and shopped for tribal handicraft from air-conditioned stores in suave markets of the capital city.

A mixed-culture that we live in today. Just look around and you can see the contrasts between today and tomorrow, traditional and contemporary–all coexisting hand in hand. Our cities today are a mix of heritage buildings standing tall along with futuristic towers. We live in state-of-the-art houses and cook traditional dal-chawal (pulse and rice).
And this is not just in metropolitans it exists equally in many small towns of the country. I have witnessed natural beauty and rustic sentiment of a small village in Rajasthan from the glittering glass windows of a ‘local’ shopping mall, and shopped for tribal handicraft from air-conditioned stores in suave markets of the capital city.
The contrast shines each morning when Delhi city wakes up to travel in the Metro Rail–the latest example of technology making life simple. What can be seen from the train are roofs of old houses where people are busy in their laid back early morning chores. The walls at metro stations depict mythological characters and pictorial narration of stories that our grandmothers narrated to us as kids.
Why go farther? A look at the clothing of my grandmother, mother and me narrates the tale of all diverse eras living together. I never saw my grandmother wearing anything other than saris. My mother, though traditional, prefers the more convenient salwar-suit. For me, well, until today I have never tried wearing anything close to their dresses.

Weight1 kg
Dimensions52 × 33 in
MEDIUM

OIL & ACRYLIC ON CANVAS

Size

Large