The Dharmambudhi Tank (presently Majestic Bus Stand) has been at the heart of Bangalore for over a hundred years. Perhaps its centrality has been at the root of its constant metamorphosis – in this last century it has gone from being a tank outside of Kempe Gowda’s fort, to a congress rally/exhibition ground, to the city’s central bus station. At a time when it is about to take on its newest avatar – that of a metro station – we interview four people who have had deep personal association with the area. A priest of a temple once situated at its banks, a celebrated theatre actor who performed on the tank bed, an erstwhile highschooler of a Gandhi Nagar school and the wife of an engineer who helped construct the bus depot, recollect their personal histories of the area.
Sindhu Thirumalaisamy is an artist based in Bangalore, India. In her work she often attempts to move cinema into realms of experience beyond the screen. Prerna Bishnoi is an artist currently based in Delhi, India. In her work she is interested in exploring and experimenting with theatricality and live performance and its interaction with video. Pooja Gupta is a filmmaker based in Hyderabad, India. She makes films that document the world around her as she tries to understand and convey stories as they happen.