The magnitude of the space we live in and see daily is least pondered upon. We sometimes forget the fact that we are defined by these places. The vaayanshala or reading rooms, the chayakada or the teashops and the toddy bars offered a cultural space in a microcosm.
These shared spaces were a community hotspot where people witnessed an inflow of information. It instilled in the participants a unique cultural sensibility and shaped their political views. The spaces which could be overlooked as least democratic, upholds an inbred democratic representation. Acting as a space for reflections and discussions, these shared spaces influenced ones oral communicating skills positively, like how our smart phones influence our communication virtually.
In the age of smart phones are these spaces losing its relevance or thriving well in the microcosmic climate it offers? These shared spaces which were a way of looking out at the world had a dynamics that needs discussion. SPACES will witness a dialogue about these, featuring M A Baby, George Pulikan, Aristo Suresh and Indrans.