Wake up. What you see isn’t what you always get

G.N. MOHAN, driving down from Hyderabad to Bangalore on a rainy evening, spots Kumbhakarna being furiously woken from his slumber to fight the vanara sene. But wait…

Not on the pages of Ramayana, but at a construction site on the Andhra-Karnataka border.

The statue tells a story, of course, but there is another story inside it. This is an auditorium. The head is the stage, the belly is the gallery, and the legs are the entry and exit points.