Of First Love, Short Stories and Samuel Beckett

First Love, Samuel Beckett, Inscription
November 30, 2016 0 Comments

In an interview last month, the noted Indian artist A Ramachandran said, “Most of my paintings span three or four panels, and the average size of a painting is 15ft (height) by 20ft (wide). I prefer working on large canvases because the space allows me to experiment. To put it in another way, I think …

One Movie To Watch When You’re Missing Someone

Broken Embraces review
November 28, 2016 0 Comments

The 2009 release Broken Embraces (Los Abrazos Rotos) is one of my all-time favorite movies for so many reasons. I love the sound of Spanish, I think Pedro Almodovar makes art not cinema and I admire Penelope Cruz’s slender, all eyeliner, understated glamour. The explosion of color, the high heels, the post-modern Italian furniture and …

8 Secret Ways To Get Inspired

November 24, 2016 0 Comments

I’m a human being living in the real world, experiencing real emotions, having to work real hard, deal with unwanted stress and avoid distractions. However, I’m very grateful for having the ability to draw/write and turn my ideas and imagination into something tangible. I love being able to put out into the world what I …

I Give A HOOT – I Collect Owls

Owl jewelry, owl rings,
November 18, 2016 0 Comments

I have been a collector from as long as I can remember. As a child, I collected books, pebbles, magnets, seashells, erasers, postage stamps etc while always focusing on only one collection at a time. I think it kept my little head busy while my parents were away at work. Collecting for me has not …

I Dream Of A Corruption Free India

Narendra Modi scraps 500 and 1000 rupee notes
November 9, 2016 0 Comments

I dream of a better India all the time. An India that is clean, green, honest and corruption free. I yearn to see politicians and bureaucrats who work hard for people’s welfare. Corruption is a cancer that has spread its tentacles to all walks of our lives, preventing this great country from becoming a poverty-free, …

Must Watch 2016 Movies

Best Movies of 2016, top ten movies of 2016
November 8, 2016 0 Comments

I love movies. Always have. I’m not going to dissect each of these amazing films and tell you why I liked each one of them. I’ll let you decide that for yourself. I have to say though that ‘Dheepan’ is on top of my list – so do watch it! I’m hoping the list is …

Care For Some Colour And Pattern, Adulting World? – My Interview

November 6, 2016 0 Comments

I met Haripriya K Rao for the first time when she came to interview me while interning at the New Indian Express in April 2016 – my first interview ever (you can read it here). I cherish her visit all the more because she was the first visitor at 9 a.m, well before the gallery …