Hung out to dry

This black kurta in so many ways is me. It has been a constant companion over the last five odd years. It has seen much and been through much. In fact a few months ago I was invited to an event and the dress code was black. I joking told my host that I don’t […]

What it means to be an artist – On AudioGyan

I got an email the other day from Kedar Nimkar asking to speak to me. He wanted to do a podcast related to my work. I said sure and then googled the site Audiogyan. And truth be told I got lost in listening to a few podcasts immediately.  There is a rich tapestry of podcasts […]

Keynote Speaker – Legacy School Bangalore

Earlier this month on Saturday, September 16, 2017, I had the honour of delivering the keynote address at Chiaroscuro – Legacy School’s 5th Annual Inter-School Art Competition. It is both a competition and a festival that celebrates Art and Design and brings together budding artists and industry experts. Over the years this unique event has […]

A hundred little stitches

Sashiko (刺し子, literally “little stabs”) is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan. … The white cotton thread on the traditional indigo blue cloth gives sashiko its distinctive appearance, though decorative items sometimes use red thread. #sashiko – I finally started work on something that has been on my mind for […]

Learnings – The Fusion Projects

August 2017. It’s exactly one year since we launched The Fusion Projects. It seemed a good time to write this post. To commemorate, to celebrate and to share a few learnings with you all. I was all of 19 when I asked to work as an apprentice in a very famous artists studio in Delhi. […]

My friend – Jaytirth Ahya

Jaytirth Ahya. Charming smile. Smart brain. An affable young man. He is the founder of The Experience Company – parent to The Road Trip Experience and The Beach House project. Both of which are companies that design experiences for you. But that seems a rather tame explanation for what these companies do. If you just […]

My friend – Tanya Gupta

Tanya Gupta. Young. Carefree and very opinionated. In a good way. Knows her mind and is not afraid to speak it. I met Tanya at the Beach House Project in march this year at an idyllic week long residency in Fort Kochi. You can read about that trip here. Late nights over good music and […]