.in for motion
.IN FOR MOTION is a visual essay about the dramatic change that the world’s largest democracy, India, is going through for the past two decades. Economic liberalization, and the IT revolution took place simultaneously in a country where the real industrial revolution hasn’t happened.
The cities expanded vertically and horizontally, the consumables changed in variety and choice. Citizen realized his power as consumer, democracy’s fundamental unit assumed a new identity. Underneath, the country witnessed an ever-increasing drain of inhabitants to the cities, fields of traditional crops gave way to industries, hillocks to IT towers. The population, once considered a burden, today coupled with education and professional exposure appears to become world’s largest contributor to the ever-growing IT industry.
One development erases memory of the previous. The fact that India was amongst the earliest in Asia to develop digital computers indigenously is a forgotten story today. This film is my journey through the alleys of development, cutting across multi ethno cultural routes, tracing the disconnect, what lies behind the information hole.