Article 19 ends with ‘Arabian Nights’1 min read
Manipal: The third and final day of Article 19 saw interaction with Maya Chandra, the owner of Maya Productions, Bangalore, and Mid Day and ESPN Crickinfo Cartoonist Satish Acharya. The fest ended in the evening with ‘Arabian Nights’ themed Fun Fair on February 23.
Fun Fair, which took place at the MIC campus, saw many students turn up in harem pants and other Arabian attire. The show included events such as belly dancing performances, a fortune-teller’s stall and various food stalls with shawarmas, falafel sandwiches and biriyani.
“It was a scintillating experience, very vibrant, with attractions that tantalized all the five senses,” said Nachiket Chitnavis, a first year at Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT).
The morning session by Maya Chandra began by screening two films from her production house; one government related and one corporate related. The floor was then open for questions, where she was asked about both technical and ethical aspects of filmmaking. She went on to reveal that she now focuses mainly on two areas – government related films and films about healthcare.
The afternoon session was followed by Satish Acharya. He was completely at ease interacting with the students and faculty as he taught them the basics of cartooning and other easier ways to draw cartoons. Srija Kotagiri, second year, MIC said, “It was a very interesting experience and he taught us well. He also suggested that our college have cartooning as a subject and that it would fit in with our syllabus.”
Sub-edited by Bhavya Balakrishnan