‘Stress provokes creativity’
Satish Gujral’s works are
being exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi this month.
meets the eminent artist and sketches out his life canvas.
like Satish Gujral need no introduction. Artistic genius he definitely
possesses; it is writ large in his works and architectural designs spanning
several decades. But, above all, what’s more vital is the fact that he is
what he is. No contrived airs or apparent eccentricities or far-fetched talk.
The first time I met him for an interview was in the early 1980s and then too
his childlike smile and spontaneity held out.
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SATISH GUJRAL - A
National Gallery of Modern Art is hosting the ongoing retrospective
exhibition of Satish Gujral. Though the closing time of the gallery is 5
pm, five minutes prior to that the staff was ready to shut down the place.
Since the interview was still going on, Satish, Kiran and I requested that
we should be given a place to sit but the staff simply said, "time
ho gaya hai." Outside, there
wasn’t any chair or stool where we could sit—this when the gallery has
a sprawling stretch all around.
Belgian Embassy, 1984
and bytes in Punjabi
Gill meets Jaiteg Singh, who has authored a book in Punjabi on
the working of computers
loves — for his mother tongue and students — made the young and
eager Jaiteg Singh do pioneering work on computer literature in Punjabi.
This 25-year-old from Patiala has penned Computer Sarachna ate
Vivharikak Varton, a first of its kind, comprehensive book in
Punjabi on the subject.
Jaiteg Singh — Photo by Rajesh Sachar