(Part 1 of a 2 part video.
Do watch part 2 after this!) So recently I stumbled across an artist. I was near Paud Phata, Pune when I saw a guy painting mawlas. he was surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of them. Some were complete, some were incomplete, some were completely blank. I just happened to be carrying around my camera with me, so I thought it would be a good idea to bust out my camera and shoot some stuff!
And so I did, I parked my scooter and walked over to that guy and asked if I could shoot some footage of the stuff that was around. He said, "Sure, no problem!" I introduced myself and he told me his name was Vijay. Vijay has been painting stuff like mawlas, diyas, ganpatis and almost anything you can think of for years! He said it's a family tradition that's been followed since ages (which is impressive if you ask me). He said he works everyday, but it takes him about 3-4 days to complete all mawalas (without recklessly breaking any one of them :P). By the time he is done, he is ready to send ~ thousands of pieces to the market.
This video was a small token of appreciation to all these awesome unknown artists who help people like you and me celebrate festivals like Diwali and Ganpati. Vijay said he felt joy and was excited to see someone approach him. Since nobody knows who is behind this art, he said it's good to know that at least someone wants to acknowledge his efforts. :) Feels good to listen to things like that! :D
Happy Diwali to everyone! I hope this Diwali brings exciting stuff in your lives. Instead of crackers, let us burst ideas and spark up a creative fire! :) Sounds weird, but then I'm weird as well! :P
Music - Mountain Downhill 2 by Niklas Gustavsson
P.S. Let me know what you think about the video in the comments!
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