Indianama 2019

Indianama 2019 : The Backstory This country of ours has never been a simple place. Indeed, a lot has been written and said of its incredible diversity and its storied history. But the India we see today wasn’t so easily made.
The 2019 edition takes a look back at how we got here—politically, economically, culturally, uncategorizably. Listed below are 52 twists in history: things that didn’t happen, but could very well have. History is, after all, a game of chance. 52 artists depict what an India in 2019 could have looked like had those timelines transpired.

The brief given to me was:


Before he made his mark on the silver screen, Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan auditioned to be an on-air host for All India Radio. History takes a turn in our timeline, and Amitabh ends up getting the gig.

Now that didn’t happen, but what if it did? History is, after all, a game of chance.

Early Sketch & references

This is a visual journey of Amitabh Bachchan after he cleared the audition as an on-air host for All India Radio. He transcended his position at the radio to hosting a podcast on Spotify India, in the present times. The podcast is called ‘Soul Curry For You And Me’ – named after his actual book published in 2002.

More closer look of the detailing

This artwork was printed into 30x30inch & exhibited at ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE, DELHI during 18-20 JANUARY 2020, 11 AM - 8 PM amongst other 52 talented artists

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