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It has to be supported by everyone,masks etc.but the puppet is the main focus Like any other art formif you are a puppeteeryou have to managedirectperform…all that comes into being so I suppose you have to know something of various performing arts or allied performing arts Suanshu Khurana: How did you start out as a puppeteer Were you fond of puppets as a child Dadi Pudumjee: It started as a hobby I dont come from an artistic sort of familyI come from a family which was into paper-making I would have gone into business management or paper-making but I was fond of art Puppetry was a hobby and was encouraged as one I went to NID in 1971 Being in NID was an eye-opener Whatever we did in the foundation year at NID still follows me Things have changed so much Then we worked in the print workshopmaking typesetsand if you dropped the whole boxit melted down Nowwhen I go back to NIDyou dont see anybody in the classroomsyou see everybody in their hostel rooms working on their laptops Then I had a scholarship from UNIMA (Union International de la Marrionette)the world puppet bodywhich changed everything I went to Swedento Stockholm to study under Michael Meschkeone of Europes most famous and creative puppeteers and director of Marionette Theatre Institute I was a guest student there and thats where the world of puppets opened upnot in a puppet box or a booth but puppets with actorsadult puppetry Dilip Bobb: Is puppetry financially viable Dadi Pudumjee: Not always I had the benefit of the support of my family I do a lot of workshops and exhibitions and curate shows and allied stuff that comes in A big event is rareonce in two or three years So you have to make your own way As in any other art formit is not easy Shefalee Vasudev: How has puppetry changed since 1992 when you won the Sangeet Natak Akademi award Dadi Pudumjee: I dont know There is a lot of awareness of puppetrythere are seven or eight modern puppet groups in Delhi who do workshopstraining programmes Weve started something which has really helpedthe Ishara International Puppet festival to be held in February It will be the tenth festival and weve got groups from all over the world who want to come to India We are not being able to expand because we cant handle it We dont have the budget or finance to expand to other cities We do it only in Delhi and Mumbai *Ardhra Nair (EXIMS): Some of your shows are based on topics like Rama-Sita and Vikram-Betaal When you perform in front of a foreign audiencehow do you make these shows connect with them Dadi Pudumjee: Thats your challengeyou have to connect I dont think the audience has to know something beforehand It depends on your presentation Shefalee Vasudev: Have the puppets changed in form and in material Dadi Pudumjee: Absolutely All over the worldpuppets are known for their four basic techniquesstringrodshadowglove The word puppet is generic We dont have a word for puppets in India In Hinditheres putli or putul In Indiaall the puppets are named from the material they are made from A tol pawa kuttutol as in leatherpawa and kuttu is the performancewill be the leather dance or puppet dance that comes from Kerala; theres tolu boma atham in Andhra Pradesh In Bengalthey say taarer putuldaanger putul named after the technique What the traditional artists used is still in use but we have modern colours We also use cloth and styrofoamwoodpapier macheor plastic for shadow puppets Prajakta Hebbar: Where does the future lie in storytelling and puppetry in India Dadi Pudumjee: There are different ways There is live puppetryand it can also be on filmlike digital animation There is a need for both of them In Charleville-Mézièresa tiny town in Franceor the capital of puppetry to the worldwhere the UNIMA office isthere were 300 performances in two weeks from all over the world last September All the tickets were sold out months in advance Puppeteers and other artists grumble that koi aa nahi raha hai but if you put up a good performancepeople will come Today it is about packaging and how you present it too You have to make your own way If I keep doing the same thing again and again without developingI wont have the audience who will want to see it I have to see new things and I will have to try out different things Change is inevitable in everything I dont think it can be static **Arjun (studentSpringdales SchoolDhaula Kuan): You found your passion in puppetry What would you suggest to young children who might want to do something off the beaten track Dadi Pudumjee: As I saidits not easy It depends on you But I dont think people take challenges anymore Fair enoughyou have a careeryou want to earn money but I still think there are a lot of possibilities If somebody wants to do something and if somebody is focused on thathe or she will get there Transcribed by Tora Agarwala For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 25 2014 11:54 pm Related News SC lends its weight to calls for N Srinivasan’s resignation from BCCI for the sake of a fair probe The findings of the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee on corruption in the IPL have rightly outraged the Supreme Court While recommending that BCCI president N Srinivasan step down for a free and fair investigation of the scandal the court has asked a valid and obvious question: “How did Srinivasan stay on despite all the allegations” Welcome to Indian cricket’s disillusioned fans’ club which has been pondering this mystery for years now From 2008 to be precise when Srinivasan then the BCCI secretary bought Chennai’s IPL franchise to last year when his son-in-law and the Super Kings’ card-carrying member Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested for betting on games while sitting in the dug-out wearing his team colours This latest and probably darkest hour of Indian cricket has shown that the BCCI president has survived every conflict of interest crisis because of the inability or unwillingness of other members to stand up to him — a mix of powerful politicians influential businessmen and wily old cricket administrators who intriguingly fall silent in Srinivasan’s presence The BCCI was never known for its democratic dynamism but it always had factions and spaces for divergent views AGMs in the past would be heated affairs with raging debates and strong voices of opposition There were always opportunists backstabbers and kingmakers lurking in the background biding their time capable of managing a coup or two Unlike the Srinivasan era however members couldn’t remain blind or mute to authoritarian functioning for this long The end of rebellion has also meant the fading of those crucial checks and balances that differentiate a cosy club from an institution Srinivasan might have ensured a larger share of the telecast money pie to the units world-class stadiums across the country and more power to India in world cricket But he needs to follow the basic rules of good governance and come clean on the messy affair that connects his home to the workplace The BCCI president needs to remember what the court has said: “step down” not “step aside” as he did during the last internal probe And while this probe is underway the BCCI needs a credible figure at the helm Here’s hoping that the court’s observation will see the BCCI members grow a spine And hopefully help rescue Indian cricket For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News extended India’s lead to 498, and effected a sharp run out.

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