Hidden in the leaves

Hidden in the leaves

Campfire with quiet music and warm friends.

Campfire with quiet music and warm friends.

Last trip to Pondicherry, I rented one of these bikes for the week I was there. And my, did I fall in love with it! Can you tell from the sketch? ;)

Last trip to Pondicherry, I rented one of these bikes for the week I was there. And my, did I fall in love with it! Can you tell from the sketch? ;)

I’m so obsessed with lines. And my hand feels reluctant to move in certain directions. This was me trying to work that reluctance out, and the result is surprisingly pleasing! 
I enjoyed this very much!

I’m so obsessed with lines. And my hand feels reluctant to move in certain directions. This was me trying to work that reluctance out, and the result is surprisingly pleasing!
I enjoyed this very much!

There was a group exhibition at the Art College, Chitrakala Parishath, a while ago. My paintings were displayed too, and while I was sitting there with the other artists, I drew this in my sketchbook.

There was a group exhibition at the Art College, Chitrakala Parishath, a while ago. My paintings were displayed too, and while I was sitting there with the other artists, I drew this in my sketchbook.

Not too long ago, I went for a wedding to Udaipur. It was held in a beautiful hotel away from the main town. Tastefully decorated, it was also unbelievably clean. There were paintings on the walls in muted colours affecting the whole place with quiet and calm.

On one of the days, between two events, I found myself on a divan in a garden. It was on the edge of a bit of a cliff and the view was beautiful. Next to it was this statue with a chameleon sunning itself on its arm.

Not too long ago, I went for a wedding to Udaipur. It was held in a beautiful hotel away from the main town. Tastefully decorated, it was also unbelievably clean. There were paintings on the walls in muted colours affecting the whole place with quiet and calm.

On one of the days, between two events, I found myself on a divan in a garden. It was on the edge of a bit of a cliff and the view was beautiful. Next to it was this statue with a chameleon sunning itself on its arm.

Mysterious, warm people

Mysterious, warm people

Make mistakes with pride! {In Hindi}

Make mistakes with pride! {In Hindi}

When I felt like throwing a chair at the sky… Grrr

When I felt like throwing a chair at the sky… Grrr

"Artists are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, artists face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they’ll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every role, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life - the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because artists are willing to give their entire lives to a moment - to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul. Artists are beings who have tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another’s heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes."

— David Acker (via redboom)

The charms of simplicity

The charms of simplicity

Cafe Moka in Pondicherry serves a smile with their coffee.

And they have beautiful tiles as table tops.

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Cafe Moka in Pondicherry serves a smile with their coffee.

And they have beautiful tiles as table tops.

On the way to Khuri. From Jaisalmer. Rajasthan, India

On the way to Khuri. From Jaisalmer. Rajasthan, India

Earlier this month, I went with some friends (and the BEST travel
companions ever!) to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, India. We were all doing
something or the other for this music
festival. It was held out in the sand dunes, in truly the middle of
nowhere. But there were fancy tents :)

Earlier this month, I went with some friends (and the BEST travel
companions ever!) to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, India. We were all doing
something or the other for this music
festival
. It was held out in the sand dunes, in truly the middle of
nowhere. But there were fancy tents :)

So as you all know, or not, that I’ve become rather particular about my art
being as original as possible. This had lead me to photography (as opposed
to the interwebs) as a way of getting raw material.

And I enjoy painting portraits. So when it turned out that this month’s
Kitsch Mandi, the awesomest local art festival, had visual arts as their
theme, I decided I would have a photo booth :D :D. Great way to get willing
people to photograph, no? Yes, of course, I’m a genius, whaddayathink.

I talked to Laila the Vaziralli and she loved the idea so much, she took it to the next
level with props and a qauint English themed set. Check it out!

PS: Ahem… I drew the Kitsch Mandi logo in the frame by the way. Ink and
tea.