Exploring the self in a crowd

Tattva, in Sanskrit means ‘reality’ or ‘truth.’ It is a celebration of one’s true self without the embellishments of ego, money and social status. It is about going back to the basics, where the reality of our self exists in its pure and elemental form. Trying to create this magic, Zorba the Buddha is organising Tattva, a three-day residential festival. Running into its fourth edition, the festival will begin with the celebration of Holi on March 6, resplendent with herbal colours, flowers, dhol and drums, and will culminate on March 8. 

“This is a very special festival, which is co-created by everyone attending. Audience can participate in workshops like dance, theatre, art and craft, painting, pottery and more. There is a chance to be part of coffee corners and cooking food in the community kitchen. There is no money involved for participation in the festival. Everyone only pays a subsidised contribution for the stay and meals,” says Ashwin Bharti, director, Zorba the Buddha.

Starting with the Holi celebration, dhol master Kailash will entertain the audience. On the same day, Rene Singh will accompany Suhail Khan on his sarangi for a rendition. On March 7, Baul singer Madhusudan with two of his singers-Sanatan and Kanai will perform whereas designer Malini Ramani will be organising a fashion show. 

“This weekend festival is a joyful experience of self-exploration, where participants will be able to give free vent to their creativity in the field of their choice. Here, you will be spoilt for choice with two workshops running simultaneously. Participants may choose to volunteer for community care by sharing skills in artistic projects, cooking, food service, designing and gardening,” Bharti added.

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