Category Archives: Dogs

The mug shot

He jokes about a rugged man who can trace his roots to Azamgarh. Quotes often from Anuraag Kashyap films like Dev D and Gangs of Wasseypur. He can and does draw parallels with real life to plots from Vishal Bhardwaj films like Omkara, Haider and Ishqiya. Wears a gamucha  around is neck/face when he works […]

Trial run

When I first conceived of this narrative series on Rakesh, it was based on a photograph that I saw on his Facebook profile. It was slightly fore shortened and distorted. And yet something about it made me think of the years that I have known him and the cards that life has dealt him in […]

After a hard day

I have said this often and say it yet again. An uncomplicated hug makes even the hardest day more bearable… I have known Rakesh Shukla for many years now. Over the last  few years I have seen him change and get more and more immersed in what is his passion- dogs. He is the founder […]

Love and all that…

For a whole bunch of reasons I have been unable to release my next two collections. And that as you can imagine is beyond frustrating. They are ready and yet…  Also I have been working on a series of paintings as a sort of narrative, an attempt to tell the story of a person or […]

Poonchh at Kitsch Mandi – Jan 2015

I have known Laila Waziralli and Diva Ganriwal for a few years now. In fact I used to take Laila’s dog, Noodles, for a walk many years ago when we lived in the same locality. They lived a few houses down from ours in the same lane. Noodles would walk over to our house with […]

For the love of dogs…

I love it when Poonchh travels and ‘The Poonchh Collection‘ is traveling again this weekend. We will be at the Kitsch Mandi on the 25th of Jan 2015, at Pebble in Palace Grounds, Bangalore from 1pm to 11 pm. It is a Sunday. And there is a whole host of stalls and music to liven […]

Happy New Year 2015 -Season of Giving

I have just one agenda for this new year. To paint every day. Something. Anything. Good. Bad. Even ugly. But consistently. To do something creative everyday. 365 days. Happy New Year! 2015 – Here I come. You ready? 🙂 Towards that end I finally finished the many doggie portraits I had up on my studio wall. […]

A Hundred Hands – Handmade Collective 2014

Poonchh was lucky to get a slot for a day at the A Hundred Hands – 5th edition of the Handmade Collective. Why lucky? Because I woke up to the thought of taking Poonchh along for the ride very late in the day. Mala Dhavan, the force behind the whole show has always had a […]

The ArtByAarohi online shop is now open!!

This has been a long time coming. But as they say – Better late than never… www.artbyaarohi.com/shop (Note: Almost everything on this online store is one-of-a-kind or limited edition. We are offering free shipping within India on all products except some large furniture items) I want to say thank you. Thank you so much for […]

Update – The Goa Project 2014

My flight landed at the Goa Airport to sweltering heat. I was a little nervous, not really sure of what the next three days were going to be about. And then I saw a military jet do a near vertical take off and I was home. It brought back memories of living in airbases growing […]

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