Ugesh Sarcar, the street magician burning up TV in India, plans to open a school of magic, according to a report from The Hindu.
He talks a little more about it in this interview with Tellychakkar. He said he is simply following in his father’s footsteps. MC Sarcar, his father, is also a magician, and inspired him to carry out the concept. Also from the interview, he had this interesting thought about magic performance (as well as the state of magic in his country):
Believe me, I have taught a few tricks to some exceptionally good magicians, but they can’t perform them. That’s because I have invested 13 to 15 years in practice. The reason is as Indians we at times are very lethargic. We want everything cooked. A (sleight) that takes a fraction of second to perform actually needs ages of practice. Perseverance and patience is the key and it is not everybody’s cup of tea.