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Episode 01: streets
Episode 02: women at home
Episode 03: a lane
Episode 04: factories
Episode 05: doctor's advice
Episode 06: village girls
Episode 07: a lane again
Episode 00: studio demo
Khirkeeyan Team

 

Tv and camera installed at City Electricals, Khirkee.

 

User interface, at Indu's STD booth.

 

Patch bay detail with RF modulator, mixer, quad and camera.

Patch bay for K'yaan05, at corner store, Khirkee Extn.

Khirkeeyaan crew:

Shaina Anand.
Aastha Chauhan.
Gaurav Chandelya.

Also
Bhuntu/Rakesh.
Jameel.
Mohamad.
Aditya Kaushik Gambhir.

Stills
Aastha Chauhan

Maps
Gaurav Chandelya

Web support
VP Manoj
Sanjay Bhangar

KHOJ support:
arun,-kalyug from Nepal, 
ramesh,teesri aankh from nepal,
manoj mallu bookkeeper from haryana,
hemant mallu death from ghaziabad,
rohini skinny mol
rahul, jargon slum
and
pooja from panchsheel.

Thanks due to:

anita dube  the woman from tara apts, alaknanda,
tanmoy Sarkar, the labourer from NSD
anand vivek taneja, the boy from jangpura
Ashok lal,(not the guy next door)
sunil kumar, Delhi University
ashok sukumaran.

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Khirkeeyaan 8.

Scripted space episodes grew out of collaboration. Anita Dube had been aware of the project and had seen some of the episodes and had readily agreed to come in and ‘perform’. Tanmoy Sarkar had come to Khoj to watch a play and had been recommended by one of the actors, sujith. Anand Vivek Taneja who curated fornightly screenings at khoj came in one Sunday to workshop on ideas for script. He suggested that we do a sort of ‘pol khol’. A tell all, about the history of Khirkee. Get the Chauhans, Saini’s (landed elite from khikee village), the Kaushiks (like Gambhir and BabyUncle and their ilk) who owned a lot of land in khoj lane, the Nepali, Bihari, Bengali migrant communities (no mans land) and perhaps some people from Hauzrani. We would situate the 4 scenes at vantage points, overlooking the Khirkee masjid, the Saket mall construction site, the temple and the open courtyard of the ‘tel ka tinas’ and invite the inhabitants for a ‘talk show’. Each would narrate their version of the places history. Anand and Sunil Kumar, a Delhi University professor would play interlocutors, agent provocateurs of sorts and ‘set right’ appropriated and aprocryphal histories, the current MCD master plan and commando like eviction, sealing operations and demolitions, and the rapid construction of malls…A kind of ‘whose land is it, anyway?’

Unfortunately, this was called of the the very last minute, (cables were laid, cameras and tv’s installed, Sunil Kumar and Anand present and ready) due to a co-ordination error on our part. We were and are still sorry that this last, seemingly epic and fittingly last story session could not play itself out and thank Anand and Sunil for their time and collaboration.

Additional thanks to Ashok lal and Imran Khan for coming for the scripting workshop.

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