BIG INDIAN BUCKET ON A LONDON ROAD!

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Article Written by London swaminathan

Date: 9 November 2015

Post No:2314

Time uploaded in London :– 8-35 AM

( Pictures were taken by london swaminathan ) 

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Indian artist Subodh Gupta has created an art installation near the famous Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) In South Kensington, London. This is part of India festival run by the V & A.

This huge bucket has become a huge attraction to the tourist crowd that frequents all the museums in South Kensington area in London.

Subodh Gupta uses everyday objects and turns them in to “sculptures” through this Big Bucket;  Subodh wants to show the world how much natural resources are wasted. Here in this installation, he has shown the stainless steel utensils spill over the bucket like water over flowing  a bucket. He has used lot of ever silver pans, plates, cups, pots and pans to create this. The shiny utensils show the temptation for newer things. The empty vessels also tell us that the world is still a poverty stricken place, but with a bright future. The bucket is shiny. This bucket will be standing on the road until January 2016.

A lot of tourists stand near the bucket and pose for photos. It has become a great attraction.

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DIWALI IN LONDON

V and A had arranged two days of Deepavali festival in the museum on 7th and 8th November 2015. Cultural programmes including music and dance were held. Two women from Prakruti Dance organisation in Harrow did a story telling event for children. The story was based on Ramayana. They did a bit of dance and music and made the children to participate in the drama.

Later a musical concert was also held. Famous musicians from India and West Africa presented this concert. Award winning flautist Keith waithe,  Sitar player Mehboob Nadeem, Tabla player Sanju Sahai, Vocalist Pooja Angra presented a fusion music concert. In addition to the music, dance and storytelling, Rangoli  was also done.

Hindu Forum of Britain, the umbrella body of over 130 Hindu organisations, held it its annual Diwali festival inside the Parliament building on 4th of November 2015. David Cameron, British Prime Minister is giving his annual Deepavali lunch on 10th November 2015. Various organisations including South Indian Society, UK hold Diwali dinners separately.

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Pictures of V&A Museum Diwali Events in London.

London Mayor organised a Diwali event in Trafalgar Square (London) in October itself to the surprise and opposition from the orthodox Hindus.

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Pictures from Trafalgar Square Diwali event in London.

–SUBHAM—

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