Eco-Friendly Ganesh

From 9th September 2013 starts the 10 day Indian festival, ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’, celebrating the birth of Hindu mythological Elephant God, Lord Ganesh (also known as Ganpati).  As exciting as it sounds, there is a huge threat to the environment caused by the recent trend of the Ganesh idols made out of Plaster of Paris (POP). […]


My spring cleaning has begun early this year and guess what I found under the big pile. My art from past, a ‘Rose’ painted in 1992 in watercolors. I always found drawing Roses to be extremely challenging. Its been very long since I painted one so it wont be a bad idea to start painting […]

Gollum- clay modelling

My obsession for Gollum, began the day I saw ‘The Lord of the Rings’ way back in year 2001. Almost perfect in its visuals and CGI, Peter Jackson’s trilogy makes you believe the existence of all the characters and the world they live in. Gollum has a split personality: the childlike “Sméagol” and the evil “Gollum” […]

Self Portrait

‘They say—and I am willing to believe it—that it is difficult to know yourself—but it isn’t easy to paint yourself either’- Vincent Van Gogh (1889). How true that is! Vincent Van Gogh painted as many as 36 self portraits in space of just 10 years only. Before we had ‘Selfies’ there were ‘Self Portraits’. This […]

‘Malgudi Days’ and me

I was at work when I received a text that said ‘R K Laxman no more’. The news gave me a sudden chill that ran through my spinal cord and I immediately went online to confirm the news, which was indeed true. R K Laxman an acclaimed Indian cartoonist, sketch artist and illustrator had passed […]

My neighbour-Vincent Van Gogh

For almost a year now, I have been walking past this house in Isleworth, a small English town in one of the Boroughs of London. A ceramic Blue Plaque on its front facade always caught my attention and I have been intending to read what’s written on it. Blue plaques like these are part of […]

‘Voice of Dogras’ logo

Few weeks ago, the VOD team approached me to design a logo for their organization. After the initial brief and understanding what the group stands for, I thought it would be nice to be a part of such a cause and initiative. It was an interesting research to study and understand the roots of the […]

Seasons Greeting Cards!

Just in another four days 2015 comes to an end as we head towards yet another new year. It has been a great year full of activities, lots of work and lots of fun too. The festive season has been exceptionally busy with quiet a few commissions ( mainly Roosters) and orders for paintings. Burning […]

Still Life: Pottery 1994

Today’s ‘Blast from Past’ is my 22 year old ‘Pottery’-Still Life made back in 1994 with Oils on Board. This was one of my experimental painting where I used my fingers to paint instead of brushes. I loved the whole experiment but only regret- I ended up bordering the subjects with the brush in the […]