The Fuschia Tree
Editor's Note.
Inertia is the string of force that holds the moon around the earth, channeling light to your dark parts; it is what keeps us spinning around each other, it is my constant love for you.

It's those moments on the dining table when the conversation blurs and you're still eating, but your mind has roamed Rome, wandered West, imagined an island and named it, Locomotion. Then someone swipes the linen from beneath the cutlery, and even as we ironically live in some postcolonial dream, everything remains intact.
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By Carol Singh, Issue 22, Inertia: Being Both At Once.
Where the mind chases motion and inactivity enrobes the body, when our muscles tense up and stifle movement, when the momentum of our thoughts incubates within a passive outward performance is when we find ourselves in a state of inertia.

The art of dressing has long been associated with notions of languor and luxury, but today such sentiments have morphed into a linguistic package that reads, succinctly, hottest, newest, latest.

21st century fashion is like a spinning top, ever-advancing in revolutions yet unchanging in plane. However, in order to move forward one must accelerate. Avant-garde British designer, Hussein Chalayan says inertia is “all about the speed in our lives and how it can only result in a crash”.

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  • Imbued with seemingly endless possibilities, the name CAMP comes to mean nothing. Or rather, it means everything. CAMP resists inertia (instead, it aspires toward infinity)...
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  • When you sketch market areas, people and objects are bound to move or block you from your view, this is something beyond your control. To counter this, I keep building an archive of the necessary key details in my head...
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  • The new aesthetic! Re-inventing the known, challenging the confirmed, making you think, not letting you be, and creating new comfort zones only to push you back into the uncomfortable earlier known console...
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Illusion: Seeing Beyond Seeing
Meaning: In Search of Significance.
Melody: A Different Tune
Rhythm: Ordering Time

Dhrupadi Ghosh is an old friend of mine. We have often had long sessions of adda late at night, discussing her dream projects since her college days at Santiniketan, where she majored in Sculpture.