Friday, February 27, 2015

A Cultural Landscape of Hampi-Anegundi@1.Shanthiroad

Happy Hands Foundation is committed towards the revival of traditional/folk arts and crafts, empowering rural artisans, and building potential in women and young people to lead community development activities and craft entrepreneurship
In the fast-paced, globalised world today, the value of handmade products has been declining steadily. With over 200 crafts endangered, there’s a need for enhancing and developing perception of crafts amidst masses, in a more specialised way. The stories represented by the various communities and tribes need to be retold in today’s time, where a global culture is replacing the tradition we have held for thousands of years - a gift from our ancestors, and an important part of India’s cultural history. 

‘Cheruvannur Diaries – Typewriter Tales’- A story telling perform

Cheruvannur Diaries – Typewriter Tales’ - A storytelling performance

Written and performed by: Paul Mathew
Directed by: Rajiv Krishnan
Group: Perch  Chennai
Duration: 45 min
Language: English

About the Play:

Cheruvannur DiariesTypewriter Tales’ is a narration of the experiences of a typewriter salesman in North Kerala in the ‘80s. Told in a simple way, it presents the stories of simple people, communities and institutions, which were nevertheless very colourful and engaging. It is also a tribute to a grand old product that was once upon a time, the nerve centre not only of offices, but of many other institutions and lives.