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'

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Auto ride (+ lecture) yesterday

Delhi's been in a frenzy ever since campaigning for the upcoming elections began. The entire city is littered with campaign material (so much for the 'swach bharat' mission!) and syrupy campaigners ring my door bell every once in a while. I took two auto rides and a taxi ride yesterday. Predictably, talk veered towards the elections and if the conversations I had were anything to go by, (and yes, yes 3 people is no opinion poll!) David might just win this fight. At least, it's evident a lot of hopes are pinned on AAP. All of them mentioned the trouble they had with officials extracting money from them.."Bas is se chutkaara chahiye!" Did you know that to get a license to drive an auto rickshaw, one has to be what is called a 10th pass? "Sarkaar hi itne bekaar kannoon banati dusvi pass ki farzi certificate banaane mein majboor ho jaate hain sab. Kejriwal hi kuch kar sakta hai" said the first auto driver whom I hired from Greenpark to Saket. (The government makes completely inane rules..all of us have no other way but to procure fake 10th pass certificates. Only Kejriwal can do something") 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Chandigarh Children's literature festival

I was at the Chandigarh children's literature festival yesterday and took
a workshop with few really sweet and enthusiastic  kids. We made some
fun characters together.


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