M.S. Sathyu is upset. On the first of a five-day screening of his works at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Bengaluru, the 88-year-old director is aghast at the 20 rupees entry fee. He energetically marches up to the director’s office, and reports back that the officer, a recent appointment, won’t budge. He apologises to the audience. Protest against authority has been central to his career. In 2004, Sathyu successfully fought a case in the Supreme Court after the West Be