Sunday, August 2, 2015

Solo dining for women in Delhi : Illustrations for the BBC

A while back, I illustrated a piece for the BBC about the experience of solo dining in New Delhi 
for women. A couple of the restaurants mentioned there are no names in the piece, but for 
anyone who has been in Delhi for a while, it is pretty obvious) still remain my favorite places 
to go to, but perhaps, the experience of eating there alone might be different. You can read the
 piece by Anasuya Basu here.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

no man is an island

On the day of a state funeral and a hanging, this
poem by John Donne seemed an apt read.
Also, this by Orwell

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Reading Matters 2015 (Day2) #YAmatters

More about Erin here. More about Jared here

More about Amie here

More about Clare here

Arts centre Melbourne

More about Kate Constable here. More about Margo here. More about Kim Kane here

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Reading Matters 2015 (Day1) #YAmatters

I was invited to attend the wonderful Reading Matters conference, organised by the Centre for Youth literature, (State Library Victoria) held last month in Melbourne. Here are some of the highlights from day one. Hopefully, I'll be able to upload some sketches  from day 2 and 3 soon.

Read more about Sara Farizan here.  Look at her books here.

More about Sean Williams, Will Kostakis and Jaclyn Moriarty

More about Laurie Halse Anderson here
More about Sally Gardner here. Hear DISOBEY ME here
More about Abe here
More about Kirsty Murray here, Anita Roy here, Payal Dhar here

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Dear nice man in Delhi

I wrote and illustrated this piece that appeared in the express a few weeks back. An informed reader pointed out a faux-pas. 'Kahin-door' is not sung by Kishore Kumar, but by Mukesh. My apologies for the same. In my weak defense, I quoted the nice man verbatim :).

Monday, May 18, 2015


I'm not a parent, but here's some good parenting advice about letting
your children grow into people who might be different from yourself.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Drawing the line

Created in response to the debates on the ground that followed the gruesome incident of rape 
that shook New Delhi in 2012, 'Drawing the line' is a thought provoking anthology of graphic 
narratives by fourteen spirited women artists who cleverly and subversively articulate their 
thoughts on a variety of issues ranging from identity to female foeticide to the importance
one gives to the colour of ones skin. The stories were conceived at a workshop conducted
by Zubaan and the Goethe Institut, Delhi in April last year. You can read a little more about
the workshop in a previous post here. You can buy the book here

Friday, March 27, 2015

sketchbook pages

An acquaintance came by home the other day, and we were looking at some
sketchbooks. These people peeped out and I decide to post them here.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Overheard on the ladies coach - illustrations for the BBC

I collaborated recently with Shalu Yadav of the BBC to create these 
illustrations for a piece she did on conversations one hears on the ladies
coach of the Delhi metro. You can read the entire piece here  with a few 
moreillustrations and a video with Shalu giving you a peek inside the ladies 
coach.A special thank you to Samanthi Dissanayake , blog editor of the
South Asia hub, BBC World services for getting Shalu and me together 
for this.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Noo Dight

On a certain 2 year old's birthday, her mom requested a poem she had written, to be illustrated, and this is what came of it :)

Friday, February 27, 2015

IAWRT exhibition

If you happen to find yourself near India International Centre, Max Mueller marg near Lodhi road,
 do stroll in and take a look. Some of my prints are on display along with the lovely drawings of Radhaben Garva and Shruti Shyam.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cremation: Agha Shahid Ali

On reading Basharat Peer's excellent memoir 'curfewed night'. I couldn't help but
revisit Agha Shahid Ali, whos poems make more than one appearance in the book.
I found this one, in a collection called 'The veiled suit'


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