You want to know what Delhi’s youth thinks? Well, go to the North Campus of Delhi University. More than five hundred artist, most of them students, have today painted a one kilometer long stretch of wall there. They picture a society plagued with social evils such as bribery, crime against women, ineffetiveness of CCTV, public urinating and showmanship. Impressive!
I’m a lover of street art, because it takes art from the galleries and museum, where only few people see it, into the public spaces, where it hits the unprepared eye of every passerby. So far there wasn’t much street art in Delhi. Maybe some of these graphic artists and painters now also brighten up other neighbourhoods.
In the 11th part of our series, Waheed Karim tells the story of M.A. Karim, the man who built many landmark Indian architect buildings in Kampala and Masaka. This is an excerpt from Vali Jamal’s book Uganda Asians: Then and now, Here and There, We contributed, We contribute.