Sunday, October 24, 2010


the elements of this diaspora
come together as cultures
infuse into one
what is kannadiga?
what is tamizh?
is now of no consequence.

what are we celebrating here?
if not ourselves, 'turned out'
or is it really all about mere things:
zaried cotton sarees and fabindia?

who understands these arts
more than the artists themselves
yet most of it is about the audience
who can afford the tickets and unwind.

back to back performances
and talks and film shows and more
audiences are queuing up like always
to be the next big Ranga Shankaru.