Category Archives: narrative story telling

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 […]

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 […]

Homegrown – Feb 2018

I chanced upon this article quite by accident. A happy accident! What a wonderful way to start the day 🙂 Thank you Julian Manning, for the shout out in your Feb 2018 article in the HomeGrown on the Royal Enfield cafe in Goa 🙂  – “A special shout out to Aarohi Singh who killed it […]

Champa

This is Champa. She was my friend Swati Seth’s daughter. Rescued from Champa Galli in Delhi. She lived with Swati for 18 months before getting picked up by a leopard. But in those 18 months, she meant everything to Swati. Swati of The Color Caravaan has been doing stupendous work for many years now. We […]

Re-birth and Renewal

This paint splattered green kurta is about rebirth and renewal. It is the second ‘self-portrait’ in a set of three. I let so many negative people and things make me bitter for a while. But that bitterness started to hurt more than the people and things had. I am a positive person by nature and […]

Paint splattered!!

That black kurta speaks of the pain I endured. This next one I hope to be of healing. This olive green kurta is also about five years old now. It has seen me through many days and nights of painting. Every splatter is a subconscious mark or gesture of joy or frustration. There are deliberate […]