Bharat Katha

"Bharat Katha" is a collection of real stories of real people from India.

Bhārat is the official Sanskrit name of India, Bhārat Ganarājya, and the name is derived from the ancient Indian texts, the Puranas.

Katha (story) is a folk narrative style of story telling.

Bharat Katha is a journey to the heart of India, crossing language, cultural and regional boundaries. These stories are from all different kinds of people about their lives, their views and their beliefs -- beliefs which have been held together through generations.

How do I find them? - I'd like to think I found them but in truth... most of the time they are waiting to be found to share their story - The India Story.

Who am I ? - I am a man with a camcorder.

Aas Mohammad, a street flute seller in Mumbai(Bombay).

Aas Mohammad, a street flute seller in Mumbai(Bombay) talks about life in the city. I discovered him on a beach in Bombay. He initially refused to be interviewed even when I offered him some money and then out of curiosity he asked me more about my project.
As he learned about the project he requested me to capture his story.
(Later as promised when I offered him the money he refused to accept it.)

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