By Murari Jha
In villages or rural areas a Machaan
is used by people to live. It is also used as an Adda
(a hub) where people sit together, talk, discuss and entertain themselves. It can be a mundane or a charged space for the exchange of idea. This Adda exists everywhere, layered by actions, practiced by people in time. The Machaan
becomes a performative space, an informal second “Parliament” exploring ways of embodying space, time, togetherness and language.