Beyond Borders

“Although I was born in Hyderabad, my family moved to the USA and I grew up by the bay in San Francisco. When I shifted back to this city a few years ago, there was some sense of nostalgia. Before we moved, we lived in Adarsh Nagar, just beside Birla Mandir. I have memories of playing on the marble stairs and visiting the temple so often. All those moments came flashing back. Today, however, I have a different connection with Hyderabad. It’s of course not about running around and playing. I have seen the city develop a cosmopolitan culture, welcoming new ideas and traditions. I used to hang out in Lamakaan and Beyond Coffee. With time, people started recognizing me and then, it got awkward. But now, look at the number of coffee shops and pubs blooming in the city! My attention, however, is mostly on art galleries. I enjoy art and often visit these galleries to check out works by new artists. I like that kind of exploring and networking. I recently met a group of South Africans, who have been here for more than 15 years. They are probably more Hyderabadi than I am. It was so cool!”

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“When I first came to Hyderabad a few years ago, all I had was a suitcase. My journey as a mime artist has given me all the success and prosperity I ever wished for and more. I hear a lot of people say humans are helping art survive. I don’t agree with that. Any art form is a strong medium to convey a message or an information or any emotion. Humans use an art form to survive. Every performer enjoys his art and his faith and love for it, helps him survive. It’s never the other way round.

In the art of mime, silence and body language is the key. You communicate using gestures and through your expressions. When you’re in a profession like this, maintaining your body and your health is important. I wake up at 4 every morning and dedicate four hours to practice my scripts. I don’t do it by any force or for money. Never have I thought that if I don’t wake up and practice, I won’t have a living. If not this, another profession will give me money. But for me, it’s the happiness and contentment I get that pushes me to explore more. That’s the kind of love and determination you need in life, isn’t it? “

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