We thought it would be a good idea to write a link roundup of the most interesting articles on the internet that capture the trend of graffiti scene in India. Here it goes…
Artist Daku painted this bright red LPG rocket at Malviya Nagar. This is one more example which shows how graffiti artists connect with the people. Daku highlights a pervasive problem which burns a big hole in everyone’s pocket – rising LPG prices. Prices of all commodities rise from time to time and fuel is no exception. What Daku aims to portray here is that LPG prices are skyrocketing, making life tough for consumers, especially the middle class. Even the low income consumers barely use the traditional chulha for cooking; LPG demand is on a high.
Last year in September, the government imposed a cap of 6 subsidized cylinders per year. Recently, it was decided to raise the cap to 9 by April but with the caveat that state run oil companies could raise diesel prices from time to time. Whichever way you may take it, as consumers we have to deal with our share of problems and run our households by adjusting with them.
What is even more interesting is the location that Daku chose to drop this eye catcher. Ironically, he chose a spot just next to a LPG agency which is located at a busy stop light area. Heavy traffic flows from all directions and by passers always abound, pick whatever area of Delhi you may. The spot is near Khirki village and faces a posh mall. So, people from all income groups are audience to this piece of art. Now, that this artwork is already there, lets consider the purposes it solves. People waiting in their cars at the red light have something to gaze at. Pedestrians have something to laugh off their problems with. Workers at the agency have something to ridicule. One thing’s for sure, the very day you pass by this pricey rocket, you’re bound to get a long lasting impression in your mind. Flames will run low that day!