Category Archives: Thoughts

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 […]

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 […]

The way you look at it

It is said that ‘Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder‘. Our attitudes about the very physical manifestation of our need to connect and communicate with another is often labeled by childhood conditioning and adult biases. Our collective morality governs our most intimate relationships and needs. What is ‘right’? And just what is ‘wrong’? […]

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 […]

Banaras. Kashi. Varanasi…

I rarely get to travel sans family. So this five day trip to Kashi was special.  Made more so because I went with three girlfriends. One of whom is Roopa Pai. Roopa was going for ‘The Bookaroo Children’s Literary Festival’ and the three of us decided to give her some company. I loved Kashi/Varanasi/Banaras with […]

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 […]

Does the world need another bag?

I am a big believer of re-use, re-do, up-cycle and all those other ‘buzz words’. But I have always wondered about the ‘actual cost’ – human and energy cost – of upcycling/ redoing reuse etc. What is the kind of energy we expend in giving something a new avatar? When is it better to just […]