A Letter To Myself

I lost my mum in 2011 – there’s no doubt I miss her and think of her every single day. As a working mother, she used to leave little me with a soft mound of cloth, as she left for work each day, called ‘Amma Batte’ (literally, mother’s cloth) : A special piece of cloth […]

Why It’s Important to Find Your Purpose

In the summer of 2009, I experienced a mild obsession. I had just discovered the father of gonzo journalism (or the ‘Doctor of journalism’, as he liked to call himself), Hunter  Stockton Thompson after reading some of his books and watching  ‘Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas’, ‘Hell’s Angels’ and ‘The Rum Diary’. This Hunter […]

We Have A Problem With Women Supporting Women

“We don’t just have a problem with men supporting women in this country; we have a problem with women supporting women. “Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another.” – H. L. Mencken Ladies, we can do better than this. We can eliminate the competitiveness that has been imposed upon […]

5 Lessons To Learn From Kids About Being An Artist

Last Sunday, I had the chance of spending an entire afternoon in the company of 500+ children as they made drawings, colored and painted. I couldn’t help but notice the happy, playful children, full of energy, enthusiasm and nothing but positive vibes. So, do children get ‘adulterated’ as they grow up? Do they lose their […]

Art Therapy + Retail Therapy At The Black Box

Huge art installations, oil on canvas works, mixed media works and sculptures are all popping up in an unforeseen location instead of at art galleries. I’m talking about art at shopping malls in Bangalore – first there was Art Bengaluru at UB City, and now there’s Whitefield Art Collective at VR Bengaluru – The Black […]