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The entropy of ART

Oh yes! I am an order freak, a true Virgo-ist. I love order around my work station, my desktop folders, my kitchen, my craft station , my toilet anywhere and everywhere barring my laundry. I demand order in my life, a procedure to my creations which would involve days of mental processing and visualizing of a certain art form I was about to create. Perfection in art shall arise only out of an orderly mind. And this was my belief until I decided to teach art.

So this was the pact. I was to teach children to create a certain artifact which would be later auctioned. This was a 'Teach for India' initiative and my very first association with an NGO. I decided to teach a simple craft of 'painted terracotta Diya's' which did hold commercial value with Diwali fast approaching round the corner.

The teaching experience was quite humbling. There were no chairs and we had to squat on the floor, spread our newspapers to avoid getting the mat dirty. The kids were super excited o…