Category Archives: narrative story telling

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 […]

Of Rothko and Pollock…

Continuing my series of self portraits through narrative story telling, I find myself spending a lot of time dealing with issues that crop up every once in a while. And issues that have for what ever reason been easier to sideline over the years. These next two pieces are creative cathartic pieces. I did them […]

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 […]

Trompe l’oeil

Trompe-l’œil (French for “deceive the eye”, is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions. I stumbled across artists who use this technique to perfection and after trying my hand at the ‘Chilli Sutra‘ series, I realized something in there could be done […]

Chilli Sutra

My long time readers know I have been painting Nimboo Mirchis for many many years. You all also know that the Kamasutra has featured in my older work on kettles as well. Recently I started a nimboo mirchi painting after a few months and somehow I was just not happy with the way the chillis […]

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 […]

Ki Banu Duniya Da?

Midweek musings – 21st Aug Working this afternoon I am reminded of a more gentle time when I was younger and full of hope. I still have hope but am losing it fast! So much has changed… I happened to put on Coke Studio on You Tube to have some background music to painting and […]