28 September, 2020

In Residence

New Delhi's Nizamuddin.

Tribhuvan Tiwari
In Residence
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For an artist any place is loveable. He can get inspired, find creativity anywhere. It all depends on the state of mind, the mental frame. But I must confess that I do have a special attachment for Nizamuddin. It has this old, enduring backdrop I am very attached to. It reminds me of the bygone era; also of the continuity of life. The surrounding old tombs and monuments have a charm of their own. The ruins of Purana Qila are also close by. I am fond of Nizamuddin also because it’s the place where I finally settled down; where I managed to build a house of my own.

Born and brought up in Assam, I had never stepped out of the state till I matriculated and moved all the way to Lahore where I taught in the Mayo School of Arts. I came to Delhi as a refugee after the Partition. Initially I lived at Gole Market with a group of artists and then moved to this Nizamuddin house. I have always had my studio here. It’s the place where I’ve entertained my friends. I love the quietude of the house. It’s at the very end of the colony. No land can be acquired ahead of it. So there’s...

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