City Notice – Artist Dayanita Singh’s Gift To The Delhi Walla Website, Museum of Chance
A beautiful gesture.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
One evening at the Museum of Chance in South Delhi’s Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, artist Dayanita Singh, in front of a gathering of some of the city’s fine people, awarded The Delhi Walla website with the title of ‘Archivist of Delhi’. Later, after everyone had left and the museum was empty, she gifted me a copy of her book House of Love.
In her inscription, Ms Singh wrote:
For Mayank Austen Soofi,
50,000 rupees deposited at Digital Image Solutions for you to make two book dummies—after we have had two sessions on the pleasures of composing/building a physical book even though finally it may well be an e-book.
c/o Museum of Chance,
Dayanita Singh’s present
Very good! I’m sure the book will be great.
Thank you, dear Naushirvan. I don’t know who are you, how you look but you have been part of all that I do.
Yes, Very good luck to You Mayank!
Thank you, Nitesh! Thank you for this note. It is important to me.
Here’s hoping “finally it” is a REAL book, one I would be certain and proud to own.
Gora Firanghi, Proust-willing!
Best of luck. I’ll get the book, like the others.
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