"Music of the Samovar" a collection of Tea Kettles and accessories, in various shapes and sizes was launched at Osho world galleria, BG-09, Ansal Plaza on 17th August 2007 by Shri Rajeev Lochan, Director, National Gallery of Modern Art. The exhibition was on till 31st August 2007, seven days a week from 11 am till 8 pm.
The collection comprises of pieces from various studio artists - Vineet Kacker, Rachna Parasher, Ambar Agnihotri, Monica Agnihotri, Sandhya Agarwal and Dipti Gupta.
Based on the theme of making sipping tea a sacred experience, each piece is different in its form and colours. This wide and eclectic collection of different types of functional and aesthetic tea kettles will be complemented by other tableware items such as Tea Cozy and cups and saucers to complete the coordinated look.
Osho, the enlightened mystic has spoken on the Zen masters who created many sorts of situations for people to awake. In one such discourse Osho speaks of a beautiful story:
"The Japanese master Nan-in gave audience to a professor of philosophy.
Serving tea, Nan-in filled his visitor's cup, and kept pouring.
The professor watched the overflow until he could restrain himself no longer: stop!
The cup is overfull, no more will go in.
Nan-in said: like this cup, you are full of your own opinions and speculations.
ow can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?"
The price ranges from Rs. 475 to Rs. 6000 per kettle.