Remember those fight scenes in Bollywood movies that used to be shot amidst huge containers placed one over the other in a vast open space? As a child, I may have sometimes fantasized visiting one such place but never knew where they existed in real. Because, if you search for ‘Container grounds in India’ on Google, it will provide a list of Cricket grounds. Oh the obsession!
A few days back while scrolling through ‘Instagram’ (whoever said it’s a waste of time), I stumbled upon this street-art show going on in Delhi. They’re calling it ‘work-in-progress’, where artists from all over the world are painting those huge containers. Some of them have even displayed their art inside these steel boxes. So you can not only view these giant pieces, but can practically walk into them. Here are the clicks:
That’s some out-of-the-box work with the boxes. I felt it’s not just vibrant and attractive, but also meaningful to a great extent. If art in any form has ever interested you, go visit. Entry is free!
Things to know
Venue: ICD Tughlakabad, Delhi. The nearest metro stations would be Tughlakabad and Govindpuri (almost equidistant). Auto-Rickshaw shouldn’t charge more than Rs.50.
Timing: 12 PM to 7 PM, only from Thursdays to Sundays, until February 28th, 2016.
Additional tip: If you are a female, planning to visit on your own by a public transport, the auto-rickshaw would drop you to the ground but for coming back, please try and book a cab. Or else, you’ll have to walk about a kilometer to reach the main road. No, it’s not the walk that bothered me. The path is full of trucks parked on both the sides with their drivers peeping from all corners, most set of eyes secretly asking, “How dare you?” while the others gaping sleazily.
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