It’s really difficult to stay happy. But sometimes when you end up doing an activity you yourself least expected it gives you to a reason to believe it can be possible. I had no expectations on what to expect from the first photography workshop in Delhi. And i still don’t know how the students will take this up . But am a lot more confident now ,after meeting my photography students ,who in least are a motley bunch with tremendous energy bearing smart intelligence. They really picked up fast. Understood what i said and drew on board to explain.And in our first introductory class on photography not only did we got to know each other better but also talked a bit on portraits and how the classes are going to take place. I was pretty much assisted by ” Taare Zameen Par ” team . We have two cameras with us right now and by our next class we shall have two more. In all there are six students, so the camera to student ratio is a lot higher this time around. The bootstrapped way of functioning is working along though one always wishes for more. I guess Buddha rightly said ” Every fortune is a misfortune “.
So ,while Ruchi ( course cordinator,TZP)was trying to explain to students in sign language what I had said , Chitra ( director-TZP)was calling to ask a few people if they had any books or movies on National Geographic as required and I had to look after students, a few of who were quite naughty and wanted to take a loo break every twenty minutes or so. Harneet came all the way from Tilak Nagar in a metro to attend the workshop in Hauz Khas. Abid was carried all way from Chattarpur Mandir while Naresh finished his college and came for classes. Our next classes are on Saturdays and Sundays ,so there’s no respite. But I hope we can make the classes fun.
Here’s a brief on them