Even in an opportune land like New
York, there's this constant financial
stress which restricts me from creating
opportunities for other people to do
what they have never done before.
Whereas here in Vadodara, it's so easy
for me. I don't share a language with
the people but the ability to leverage
art as a medium to create something
together is really priceless.
When we came here, we wanted to
create a connection with the
community which would sustain itself,
even after we left. Everything just fell in
place - easy commute, being able to
just join in and do projects, and above
all, the city's ability to keep things
|casual. The kind of exposure, success
and appreciation we have got for our
projects is really good.
The city is so inclusive that I don't feel
like a tourist here. In other cities,
there's always this lack of connection,
but people in Vadodara envelope you
with their warmth Vadodara. They
make you feel really welcome; for them
meeting and greeting us becomes
almost a kind of celebration.
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