Tuesday, April 15, 2014

'Drawing attention'

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend the last week in 
the company of 17 lovely ladies , at a workshop on 
comics called 'drawing attention' organised by the 

I took the workshop with the incredibly talented Larissa Bertonasco
and Ludmilla Bartscht . It was so inspiring to see their work for Spring magazine,
a yearly anthology of comics created by a team of women who live in different
parts of Germany and Switzerland. 



The workshop would have been nothing without the
wonderful, spunky,witty, sometimes crazy participants who 
came up with such a wide range of very unique stories.  
I came back feeling I had learnt so much more about the 
language of comics just by interacting with them. 

Here's Angela,  














and Vidyun. Thank you all  for being part of this and of you
for so generously sharing your experiences with one another !

Friday, April 4, 2014

Dolce far Niente

Delhi is beautiful this time of the year and I happened to go to Nehru park this Monday with friends - Yes, on a Monday . Lying in the grass, my thoughts went to this beautiful poem 'I dream of a quiet man' by Wendell Berry. It also reminded me of the phrase 'Dolce far Niente' ; Italian for  'the sweetness of doing nothing'. It was just what the doctor ordered that day.

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Supriya Murthy from aalayam very kindly featured my work on their blog as their recently featured artist :) Do have a look at  http://aalayaminspiration.blogspot.ca  

Sunday, December 15, 2013


I was flipping through 'chakmak' a monthly hindi language
magazine for children yesterday , and I spotted this really cute
drawing of Kamalnayan the camel  from 'I'm so sleepy' drawn by a little
girl in Sirohi (Rajasthan) .  This left me grinning from ear to ear.

Then, a few hours after , the very talented
2 year old molicool sent me this image of a drawing from
'Rooster Raga'.These are the big rewards that make
the job worth it :)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Still life and release all the crows

'Still life' is one of the first poems by AK Ramanujan  I  read.  I always
imagined this one to be a love poem written on a napkin.
You can read some more of his poetry here

And here's one by Salil a friend I've collaborated with over the years ,
on various projects. You can read some more of his lovely poetry/musings
(and also do some birdwatching) here.
In case you have a favorite  poem , do send it across; I'll try illustrating it  and posting it out here :-)