Category Archives: Effortless friendships

Creativity and Quarantine – Possibilities of Fusion in Photography

The image you see on top is of my living area at 11.53 pm on Saturday the 28th of March 2020 A chance conversation with a friend who lives in an upscale place in Mumbai sparked an idea for me. We were talking about her help having to go home to a small ‘kholi‘ measuring […]

Creativity and Quarantine – Possibilities of Fusion in Writing

Adversity does not change who you are. It reveals ‘exactly’ who you are. Then you get to decide who you want/are going to be… Living in a quarantine situation (whether alone or with extended family) will exacerbate latent qualities in a person. One gets to see leaders, followers, the resilient, the adaptable. One also sees […]

Rumor has it…

Rumor has it.. Truely the big little one has my heart.  She is absolutely adorable. I call her a mini horse with a puppy’s heart 🙂 I recently had the pleasure of painting her. And I love how the portrait turned out and thankfully so did her parents, Rahul and Ritu. We became friends some […]

Banaras. Kashi. Varanasi…

I rarely get to travel sans family. So this five day trip to Kashi was special.  Made more so because I went with three girlfriends. One of whom is Roopa Pai. Roopa was going for ‘The Bookaroo Children’s Literary Festival’ and the three of us decided to give her some company. I loved Kashi/Varanasi/Banaras with […]

Do Good. Feel Good- The Color Caravan

This festive season I request you to add some Do good to the Feel good factor in your life. Help me pay it forward. Help me help The Color Caravan add some new programs to their winter session. I am all for helping out and paying it forward. I don’t have money lying around to […]

A Helmet for Nikolina

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Bobbee Singh of Old Delhi Motorcycles on ‘The Fusion Projects’ last year. We bonded over discussing the tank I painted for Royal Enfield. You can read about and see pictures and video of the collaboration with Bobbee here. That project was a breeze. I did not really have […]

Caesar

This commission was difficult to do for myriad reasons. I could not refuse as a very dear friend asked me to paint it for another dear friend of hers. (You can see another commision done for the same friend here.) The time to finish the portrait was 4 days. I finished it in two!! And […]

The ‘way’ to do it

This post was originally written over a year ago in response to another post I had writen for my friend Vineeta. Vineeta Nair needs no introduction on this blog. My regular readers will remember her from this post. She has an ongoing series on her blog – Artnlight on ‘Inspirers‘. I am tickled pink that […]

My friend – Roopa Pai

Roopa Pai. Author. Friend. Guide. Mentor.  She is so many things to me that I really don’t know where to start. I met Roopa many moons ago in 2008 at my first exhibition here in Bangalore. She bought the first Khiladi table I ever painted. AND it still sits in her house 🙂 I don’t […]

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 […]

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