Have you ever thought of that — making the best out of waste? Do you watch POGO? Does the BIG PICTURE ring a bell in your head? Yes, Art Attack, M.A.D. are programmes that show how much we can do with things we dump and consider useless. There is one such big picture in our country, India and the good news is that it isn't a temporary piece of art but it is here to stay. Its fame has reached far and wide, and it is a great source of
inspiration That's what you will realize when you visit Nek Chand's Rock Garden in Chandigarh. You will be surprised to see the variety of waste objects that have been put to use to make marvellous objects. Look carefully as you walk, every nook and corner has a special creation waiting for you to discover it- sculptures made of broken bangles, plugs, gravel, broken tiles, and other unimaginable waste material. You have to visit the place to experience its beauty. Nek Chand's journey on the road to Best out of Waste One day over 53 years ago, Nek Chand, a humble transport official in the North Indian city of Chandigarh, began to clear a little patch of jungle to make himself a small garden area. He set stones around the little area cleared, and before long, had sculpted a few figures recycled from materials he found at hand. Gradually, Nek Chand's creation developed and grew; before long it covered several acres and comprised hundreds of sculptures set in a series of interlinking After his normal working day Chand worked at night, in total n secrecy for fear of being discovered by the authorities.