Category Archives: Portraits

Hung out to dry

This black kurta in so many ways is me. It has been a constant companion over the last five odd years. It has seen much and been through much. In fact a few months ago I was invited to an event and the dress code was black. I joking told my host that I don’t […]

A hundred little stitches

Sashiko (刺し子, literally “little stabs”) is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan. … The white cotton thread on the traditional indigo blue cloth gives sashiko its distinctive appearance, though decorative items sometimes use red thread. #sashiko – I finally started work on something that has been on my mind for […]

Kathakali as Krishna

Many years ago I got a request from  a fellow blogger asking permission to use an image of my first Kathakali painting on his blog with due credit to be given of course. I said ‘yes’. Cut to the beginning of this year – that same gentleman wrote to me. He requested a painting for […]

My friend – Shibu Arakkal

Shibu Arakkal. Photographic Artist. Tells it like it is. Without mincing ANY words! I met Shibu at a Group Exhibition in October 2013. My work was a late entrant into the mix. But that’s another story.   Shibu’s first words to me were ‘so you are the one who has painted this work… hmm‘ And […]

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 […]

The lines on my face

I read this in a book the other day and I can’t stop thinking about it. Literally. I love how the words string together and somehow the simile connects on a visceral level. “.. life is a portrait. It’s a picture you paint everyday, every minute, every second, with the palette you were given at […]