Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Light and Shadow!

Just one of those days, when you're intrigued by shadow and light! ;)

People in the shadows: Maitreyi and me.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Aaj Jaane ki Zidd Na Karo...

An all time favourite ghazal- Aaj jaane ki zid na karo
can't get the damn tune out of my head! ;)
Written by poet and lyricist Fayyaz Hashmi, and sung by many singers over the years...sharing some of my favourite versions... Go get intoxicated! xD

Aaj jaane ki zidd na karo
Yu hi pehlu mein bethey raho
Haaye mar jaayenge
Hum to lutt jaayenge
Aisi baatein kiya na karo
Aaj jaane ki zidd na karo..

Tum hi socho zara
kyu na rokein tumhe  
jaan jaati hai jab uth ke jaatey ho tum
tum ko apni qasam jaan-e-jaan
baat itni meri maan lo  
Aaj jaane ki zidd na karo..

Waqt ki qaed mein zindagi hai magar
chand ghadiyaan yahi hain jo aazaad hain
inko kho kar kahin jaan-e-jaan
umr bhar na tarastey raho
Aaj jaane ki zidd na karo 

Kitna masoom rangeen hai yeh sama
husn aur ishq ki aaj mein-raj hai
kal ki kis ko khabar jaan-e-jaan
rok lo aaj ki raat ko  
Aaj jaane ki zidd na karo...

sung by Farida Khanum

sung by Asha Bhosle

by Shankar Tucker ft. Rohini Ravada

by Ramya Iyer and Rupmatii Jolly at Coke Studio,India

Saturday, December 10, 2011


There is something mysterious and beautiful about Eclipses that always makes me feel awe-inspired! =)

Eclipse-by Pink Floyd.
writer-Roger Waters

All that you touch
All that you see
All that you taste
All you feel.
All that you love
All that you hate
All you distrust
All you save.
All that you give
All that you deal
All that you buy
Beg borrow or steal.
All you create
All you destroy
All that you do
All that you say.
All that you eat
And everyone you meet
All that you slight
And everyone you fight.
All that is now
All that is gone
All that's to come
And everything under the sun is in tune
But the sun is eclipsed by the moon.

"There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark."

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Watch Out!

Language! sigh. every time i think about language, the thought of 'use' of language saddens me and often arouses in me a feeling of disgust! Why is it that the language of the present day so called modern society so rough and i shall take the liberty of saying 'informal'?! why has language and words as a way of communication become so loose and lost it's style? words oh words!

Well, if you genuinely care about WORDS, check out this video and definitely do Think about it!
P.S.: AND watch out for 'apostrophe' ! ;) xD

'Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.'
  -Derek Walcott

Also having keen interest in symmetry, asymmetry, asymmetrical symmetry,etc... i bumped upon this video!
enjoy! =)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


All the cold, chilly wind that blows
A wilderness of sensation it evokes.
Creates a whirlpool of emotions in there,
The source of which i'm still finding..oh where?

Rainbows within rainbows, colours are myriad
Words within words, creating a facade.
Words are like nails, if they can fix, they can even cause holes.
All that is left now are two hollow, empty souls.

Covered with polythene, a fresh yet temporary dew
Threads entangled, lots left to sew.

Stitching corners, pleated folds
No more wax in human moulds.

Crossroads are many, closures few
Endless journey, people new.

From dawn to dusk, dusk to dawn
A silent fight, the threads are torn.

Clouds overhead, swayed by pleasure
Threads broken, lost loved treasure.

The ends loose,
unable to fuse.
The ends lost,
how much really does a new thread cost?!


Monday, November 28, 2011


A slight
    gentle                     WHISPER...

ABA series. 1).Whisper. 2011. 15 X 22 inches [charcoal,coffee & pencil colours on paper].  Collection: Anwesha Bose

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Coz I'm Sticking To You!

So in my study phase of art, some time back i was asked by my teacher to do a 'Copy-work', wherein she wanted to see my skills at how well I copy a piece of art .Even though that never really happened, owing to my wandering mind when it comes to art, and abstraction that I often indulge in (AND lack of patience when it comes to IMITATION!)

Nevertheless, I selected Anupam Sud's 'My Feminine Side' for reference, and compiled it into my own composition which i title 'Hair/ Coz I'm Sticking To You'. This work of mine is autobiographical and contextual at the same time. I may say, that it 'reflects' a lot things for me ranging from the Literal meaning of Hair,to metaphorically- questioning Attachments, Existence, Identity and Sexuality.

 Do note, that the the two eyes of the woman are distinct. (they were intended that way!)

Looking forward for your Feedback!

Reference: Anupam Sud's- My Feminine Side

Hair/ Coz I'm Sticking To You  .2011. [A3] Pencils and water based pencils on paper.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Color Mixer

For the art aficionado that i am, this past week has been truly amazing for me;full of art events, people and activities. From an intriguing discourse on Public art and installations by Ma'am Shukla Sawant as part of my art appreciation course, attending a solo exhibition by my art 'teacher' Ma'am Kanchan Chander, a solo exhibition of performance artist Ms Manmeet Devgun, a theatrical performance of my directorial venture 'A World of Scarecrows' a mental health awareness stage play at one of the Hospital's medical watching Ingmar Bergman's Persona! All in all,  a visual treat!
As i look back and introspect and retrospect today, i feel a sense of satisfaction, entering the art world and yet maintaining my headbent decision of studying psychology, and integrating the two worlds where ever possible. Well, i realized that the two are inseparable. There is art in psychology and psychology in art! It is a kind of symbiotic relationship!
As much as i'd wanna share more and more, time is running out! So its now the time for The Rabbit to run!

Burnt in the ashes of time,
tasting the soot of happiness.
Rubbing against forehead as mark of resolution
The Reign of dilettante shall not be a delusion!
The 'i-ye imagination' shall burn with a fire of passion
in thousands of hearts, with thousands of ambitions...
untitled. poster colours on paper. 2011 22''x15''
untitled coloured ink on paper. 2011 22''x15''
untitled  coloured ink on paper. 2011 22''x15''

To read more:
> Kanchan Chander solo

>and i recommend all those who like to carefully study theatre,film,psychology,silence,truth,love or are simply the explorers of self to watch the film Persona by Swedish director Ingmar Bergman! (i shall soon write more about it)
Stay Happy!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hazel eyes!

Found a new friend- Hazel ! She's the most calmest, softest and cleanest stray dog, i've ever come across!
Love to put her to sleep! =)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

In search of a song...

If you're a crazy music lover. If passion drives you to do anything and everything in life. If rythm and sound run in each and every atom of your body. if you can make music with anything that appeals your eyes and ears; AND 'where the mind is without fear', then venture out in search of 'your' song! =)

Since i discovered that i love fusion, i quite like the music series 'The Dewarists'. Check them out, every Sunday, 8 pm, Star World.
Sharing the first episode, 'Minds Without Fear'.

Also sharing one of my really old sketches titled 'Music', which i now believe needs to evolve! ;)

Music (2009) charcoal and pencils on paper
[See it from all sides..., it 'changes'!]

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Burnt Gold...

Adding my drop of Gold to your elixir... or taking some of yours to add to mine...

coffee,fevicol,charcoal and gold paint on paper.

 PS: inspired by one of my centre festival titled 'Burnt Gold'.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Having keen interest in making intricate designs and love for nature, i stumbled upon an informal workshop on Madhubani and Warli art, sometime last month. Sharing some of my first designs:

‘Madhu’ means honey and ‘bans’ is forest. Madhubani is hilly forest terrain in Bihar state in Eastern India . Madhubani, or Mithila, painting is a folk painting of northern India.The area of Mithila lies near the border of India and Nepal and carries a rich pastel of cultural legacy in art and literature. Its heritage goes back at least 2,500 years and its celebrated figures include the Buddha and Mahavira. It is also the birthplace of Sita, the central character in Ramayana. Hence, her life stories are frequently depicted in the local art.
Madhubani art is inspired by the urge of Invocation of holy spirits, the divine power the God and their creation of blissful nature, flora and fauna.The paintings are traditionally based on mythological, folk themes and pastoral symbols. The central themes of most paintings are love, valor, devotion and fertility, though the approach may vary. So it is common to find scenes of courtship and marriages and symbols of fertility and prosperity like fish, parrot, elephant, turtle, sun, moon, bamboo tree, lotus, etc. in prominence. The paintings are normally depicted on mud walls during family events, ceremonies, marriages and also daily life. Bright colours depicting mythological scriptures, epics, legends make Madhubani a very attractive art form. 


Ink pen on paper. 2011. Collection: Ipsa Bajaj.

 PS: Thanks to a very dear friend for the constant encouragement in 'MadhuBani' art! ;)

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Yellow [5.10.11] water based pencil colours on paper

 Yellow by Coldplay

Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
Yeah they were all yellow,

I came along
I wrote a song for you
And all the things you do
And it was called yellow

So then I took my turn
Oh all the things I've done
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
D'you know you know I love you so
You know I love you so

I swam across
I jumped across for you
Oh all the things you do
Cause you were all yellow

I drew a line
I drew a line for you
Oh what a thing to do
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
D'you know for you i bleed myself dry
For you i bleed myself dry

Its true
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine
look at the stars
look how they shine for you
and all the things that you do...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ma-er Agomon!


Earthly Pleasures!
In anticipation of the much awaited durga puja, and inspired by the pre puja idols made by the local sculptors, an experience i  wish to integrate with my 'lights'... =)

a raw, unpainted, beautiful durga idol.
installation used in photography: cascade of LED lights.

Installation used:light project through holes in plywood. 
effect of halogen lamp.
sketch used: Fearless (smudged kajal series)

 Location: Shiv Mandir, C.R. Park, New Delhi
Date of visit: September 26,2011
Travel courtesy: Anwesha Bose
 Durga photo and title courtesy: Anwesha Bose