m.a.f.i.a.—Musicians Artists Filmmakers Interesting log….. Aajaao! Can a message be more explicit or curious? Probably not. And true to its name, the idea behind it was not any painstaking effort to organise art events but to do some addabazi, says the founding member of m.a.f.i.a, Gurpal Singh.
“We wanted to get away from the oppressive city atmosphere for a while to share each others work, thoughts, ideas and experiences in some fresh air — nearby a river amidst birds, butterflies and trees. And, of course, no phone or the Internet,” says Gurpal, an actor and film director.
To some, this may sound too good to be true. But m.a.f.i.a has achieved this not less than 11 times. Such gatherings have already taken place in the scenery and tranquillity of Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and many more are yet to come.