Freedom From Want

November 23, 2017 0 Comments

I don’t really celebrate ‘Thanksgiving’ (which falls on the fourth Thursday of November in the US) but it’s definitely a day that reminds me that it is a special occasion for “sharing what we have with those we love”. And, its kinda synonymous with food. Freedom from Want is a painting by American artist Norman …

8 Ways To Identify A Bitter Artist Or Creative Type

November 23, 2017 0 Comments

I have met artists and creative types who have been ‘in the business’ for years, but every pearl that escapes their mouths is coated in black bile. I’ve put up with a few of them but these days, if I meet anyone new and recognize these traits, I just smile and edge myself out sideways …

Forage – Restaurant Review

November 22, 2017 0 Comments

We have not yet reached peak vegan in India, or Bangalore though some of us are inching closer. There is, of course, the age-old Ayurveda mindset recommending that dairy is essential, holding back lacto-vegetarians like myself from taking that cheese-shunning next step towards ‘clean living’. Currently, the two organic, vegan and millet-bowl meccas in Bangalore …

Remember To Play

November 19, 2017 0 Comments

Swiss child psychologist Dr. Jean Piaget said — “Play is the work of childhood.” Bangalore’s multi-ethnic community, Palm Meadows seemed to be sending everyone a message on Children’s Day through art: Remember to play. At a time when there seems to be a rush for little children to grow up quickly, study hard, be the …

A Meal For Someone

November 18, 2017 0 Comments

These days I get to pass by a lot of homes on my walks and I can either see people cooking or smell the wafting aromas of food being cooked as I walk on. The kitchen I believe is truly the heart of a home. I like to imagine that they’re cooking something for someone: …

How To Get Your Modern Contemporary Art In Front Of Collectors

November 17, 2017 0 Comments

This question is probably at the forefront of every aspiring professional artist’s mind, whether they admit to it or not. After all, if the tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, who cares if it makes it a sound? If your artwork is not collected, i.e. purchased by someone even if only …

The Artist As A Troubled Soul

November 15, 2017 0 Comments

Two weeks ago, I rushed to book tickets to ‘Loving Vincent’ – the world’s first fully oil painted feature film. I was scared that the movie will only play for a week (it’s not exactly a pot boiler, if you know what I mean) and I didn’t want to miss it. The film brings the …