This last year has been tumultuous on many levels…
So much has happened both personally and professionally. Many new ideas have formed, some got rejected along the way and some others got further crystallized. One of the things I want to focus on over and above my usual work, is to do something where I give back. I am all for helping out and paying it forward. I don’t have money lying around to give away but I do have some skill that can be used to generate funds to help those less fortunate (at this moment in time) but more in need.
I am happy to announce the launch of a brand new collection – an effort to help out and not give a hand out.
It will go on sale on the 10, 11 and 12 of Feb, 2012 at the
777/i, Near Satyapaul, Opp New Horizon School,
HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Ft Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560 038
Why stray dogs?
I love dogs. Given how difficult it is for me to keep a dog right now, I do the next best thing. I live vicariously through the lives of other friends who have dogs. One such friend who in fact inspired this collection and brought to my notice the plight of the stray dog is Rakesh Shukla.
Please read about the wonderful work that he is doing on www.strays.in. I have painted his portrait before here and here. My interaction with him led me to do a little active study online and try an better understand the situation of the Indian stray dog… and I don’t like what I see.
I learnt about the many tales of hardship a stray dog goes through with life on the street, apathy from organizations and general lack of awareness to their needs. And I feel that a more comprehensive program for spaying and neutering will go a long way in helping a stray dogs life on the street. So, I decided to start doing my part to help out by collecting funds towards the cause of the stray dog.
Please bear with me while I take you through an interesting journey over the next few weeks. I hope to engage you, educate you, thrill you, in some cases make you smile and in others say ‘ awww’.
Oh! and at the end of it- I hope some of you also say” I just have to buy that…..” 🙂
50% of all profits in perpetuity from the sale of this collection will go to support the stray dogs.
I will give you sneak peaks into this collection for dogs and the details on the exhibition to come over the next few weeks. I will also put up a catalog online closer to the date of the exhibition.
(Update– You can see the collection here).
I leave you with the first clue… but be warned – Blink and you’ll miss it!