The hard knocks of life

This dog reminded me of an old man. Someone who has been knocked down by life more times than is fair. Someone who has more salt than pepper in his hair but still sees colour in the world around him. Someone who is looking out for blue skies as he leaves the grey clouds behind. […]

Blue curtains. Blue Chairs.

These blue curtains hold a lot of memories for our family. My parents met and married in 1970 and this was the first set of curtains they bought back then for their new home. The fabric is a beautiful silk weave in an absolutely gorgeous blue/teal color. I understand that these cost a princely sum […]

In a coffee table book no less!

My regular readers will know just how much fun I have at Royal Enfield’s Rider Mania. This last year I went to paint two custom helmets for them and I came back a thousand times richer in the friends I made. Since there were so many people taking pictures/videos and going ‘live’ from the venue […]

New fabric from scraps

Any project involving cloth – whether it be to upholster chairs or make garments or bags – will result in a whole pile comprising of bits and pieces of left over fabric. In the past I have used them to make little charms for the bags I make or even as little tassles for the […]

Sadhu(s) on a plate!

You all know me and re-cycling/ up- cycling! If there is still life left in it – you know I will figure out use for it 🙂 A few years ago (in 2013) I had papered some old melamine plates with pages from my son’s old notebook and then I painted over them. There were […]

Judge at ICAT Design and Media College

It is always a joy and privilege to interact with young minds. I had one such opportunity last month. I was called upon to judge the accessories design competition for the Meraki Inter-college Festival hosted by the ICAT Design and Media College on 15th February 2019 right here in Bengaluru. I understand there were over […]

A Helmet for Chris

I met Chris Venter at the Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2018 in Goa. I was painting custom helmets for Royal Enfield at their art stall. Chris stopped by and we got talking. He talked about how much he loved India and how much he was looking forward to his travels exploring my country. He expressed […]

Nazar Battoo’s for the KIAL Bangalore airport

My work has more often than not had an element of good luck/ keeping the faith/warding of evil. So it is no surprise that my dearest friend – Meghna Vakada – asked me to paint three  Nazar Battoo paintings for her swanky new cafe Barley and Grapes Cafe at the Bengaluru International Airport. It has […]