Category Archives: Poonchh

VoSD 3015- Doggie portraits again

July. It is time for that mid-year review. At the beginning of the year I said – “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.” And I am happy to say that I have been able […]

All new ! – Poonchh Sling bags

It is strange but life always seems to have it’s own plans for me. No matter how much ‘I’ plan or try and work around – jo hona hai wohi hota hai- what as to happen will happen. Not being defeatist here but you know… So I decided to embrace it all in march when […]

Trust me

The conversation. ‘Please listen to me. I know what I am talking about. I have your best interests at heart. Trust me. I will go the distance with you. Nothing will happen to you while you are with me…’ I would imagine that of the 4000+ dogs that VoSD has rescued over the past few […]

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 […]

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 […]