The name Prodip Chandra Sorcar may not ring a bell, but the moniker PC Sorcar Junior does conjure up psychedelic images, especially if you grew up in the 80s and 90s. PC Sorcar Jr dressed up in sequined shirts and velvet capes would see women in half and pour water from magical jars. All this and more came together to form Indrajaal, his show of baffling tricks and illusions. Sorcar was in the city to celebrate 100 years of Indrajaal. The illusionist tells us that performing magic is more than knowing tricks. Q. What’s an illusion that always leaves your audience baffled? A. Water of India, where I pour water out of a jug that never empties, always leaves them wanting for more. Q. What’s your secret? A. Magic is science. You may call us visual scientists. Indrajaal, is not hocus- pocus but is all science. I can’t reveal the secret; let the mystery remain. Don’t trust your eyes, sometimes eyes lie. Q. But magic shows are not popular today? A. Magic can never die if the magician does a good job. Many magicians want the government to declare it as an art form. Art does not stand still, it evolves, you have to be extraordinary to impress your audience. We are still doing a ticketed show, and that is proof enough. Q. Tell us about your proposed magic school in Agartala? A. It is taking time, if we call it a ‘ Magic School’ then people discourage it. I am trying to introduce magic education. If you teach magic at an early age, it encourages radical thinking in children .