It is a country of contrasts. The poor are very poor, and the rich getting very much richer.
Dress varies from state to state, as does dialect and languages. The food is many and varied, from spicy to sweet and sour.
It is my country of birth. Every time I go back for a visit, the smells and sounds accost me, and a feeling of nostalgia fills me. I love visiting, and seeing my late maternal grandmother’s old house, and visiting relatives that I have there.
It is the land of mysteries untold – of the Vedas, and untold numbers of ancient stories.
I feel proud to have such a heritage, even though I don’t fully understand the most of it, not having had the chance to grow up with it – I left with my parents when I was 2 years old.
I still feel that I carry a part of it with me – and always will. I feel that I have the best of both worlds, being an Indian Australian – and an early childhood spent growing up in Kenya, Africa. I feel very lucky indeed.
Last Thursday, the 3rd of July, was the Opening Night of my Art Exhibition – ‘Canvas Dreams’. I reached early, and set up the venue (the Degraves Hall at the City Library in Flinders Lane) with food and drinks, and then waited for patrons to arrive.
I was expecting over 40 people, as that was the number that had accepted the invitation on Facebook and LinkedIn. And then the guests started filtering through. All included, about 30 guests, some I knew some I didn’t, came through the Exhibition that night.
One of my paintings sold, and a book of mine (‘Savannah’) did too. Of course, I am hoping for more sales.
I will be going down to the Library tomorrow too from 4-6pm, to check out my paintings again. I feel a glow of satisfaction to see them hung up on the Library walls in the Degraves room – it is my first Art Exhibition, after all.
Below are a few links that can be explored regarding the exhibition
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