Category Archives: Pencil

Why am I selling some art ‘affordably’?

“I paint on anything and everything. A lot of effort goes into what I call ‘practice sessions’. Sometimes I may develop the initial sketch as a finished piece even though it started out as a practice session. Sometimes I leave it at the point where I have learnt or ‘practiced’ what I set out to […]

Fempowerment Women Achievers Award 2016

I won! And the best part – I had no clue that I was even in the running! Some one from YourStory wrote to tell me that they had nominated my name for an award and that someone from the awards organization would get in touch with me. I thanked the said person and promptly […]

Wet nose

Continuing in the series of narratives – story telling through pictures – the effort would be incomplete without a questing, trusting nose in connection with Rakesh Shukla. Rakesh is the founder of The Voice of Stray Dogs (VoSD) and the inspiration behind The Poonchh Collection. There is nothing more wonderful than waking up to a wet […]

Eyes only for you

I asked my husband and kids – what do you think the dog is saying to Rakesh? And their answer was – ‘I looooove you‘. Though it was said with a scrunched up face and a gooey mushy voice. I think the little one is saying that too. But over and above the love I […]

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 […]

I made the cover!!

Literally. I actually did make/paint this cover 🙂 The Good Homes December 2012 issue celebrates everything that is art! To commemorate this special issue they asked three artists –  Nilofer Suleman, Viveek Sharma  and me 🙂 to paint what a ‘Good Home’ meant to each one of us. I am really thrilled to be in […]

In Pencil and Watercolor

While cleaning out my (art) closet, I found a truck load of memories and loads of inspiration. This past year as you all know has been very busy. And time has just flown. Can you believe it is already halfway through May!! I have been so caught up in life and in ‘production’, that I […]