Some hues of Germany on my Sketchpad

Yes, yes and yes, finally I have been able to cull out some time to post the splatters of ink, colors and memories from my Germany trip that I did in July 2016. And today happens to be 17 of December, that is approximately 4 and half months after. Also i realise that the last…

Chennai – The hustling-bustling hub of Southern India

I visited Chennai, almost a year back, in the peak of Summers of 2015. This blog has been long pending, mainly because of two reasons. First, as I try and steer myself through the gradual transition of getting ready for my graduate school, there are way many things on higher priority than updating my blog.And second,…

Maheshwar …Of its fort & textiles

  It 24 of March 2016, and as I am typing down this post; my mind and eyes are juggling through two activities. One, sourcing memories from the March 2015 when I was in Maheshwar, visiting the Ahilya fort, its Narmada ka kinara and meandering through its Bazaars which flaunted the Maheshwari textiles. And the other, peeping through the…

The mystical Mandu – Part II of Incredible heart of India

This trip was in continuation to the Bhopal one, which was done in March of 2015 during the Holi. Yes, your time calculation is right, I am rolling this blog approximately after a year. Well on justification front I guess you term it – ‘A Planned Creative Block’. I just decided to take some time…

Bhopal – The (capital of) heart of incredible India … part I

I attempted this trip back in March of 2014. I decided to club my Holi weekend to spend in “the heart of incredible India”, as Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board rightly advertises itself . This trip was on my list for a long time. However the time needed to travel all the way to central India from…

Channapatna – A day in Wooden toy Town of Karnataka

This has been a post , saved in my draftbox for almost 8 months now. But sipping the morning tea in my sunny Balcony in Gurgaon, I just decided that one fine day I should complete this blogpost (and it turns out to be today),  with some aid from the retained memories left in my…

Art, sea and city -COCHIN BIENNALE 2014

I travelled to Cochin during the Christmas eve of 2014. The focus of the trip was Fort Cochin. I was drenched in the spirit of Biennale, specifically because I missed the one that occurred in 2012 and this was so well heard of internationally. Biennale is a contemporary art festival that pitches itself once in every…

Madhugiri- A hand of nature and another of man

Madhugiri is a small sleepy town in southern part of Karnataka, India. Blessed with igneous monolith formations, this region offers some refershing trekking routes. The landscape has sublime charm and offers a zen-like barrenness. The mountains have been eroded and weathered across their surfaace. The monsoon brings showers and a lush green cover, to animate…

Days in Ahmedabad

This travel art post/ travelogue is an architect’s adventure in the city of Ahmedabad.  Chandigarh and Ahmedabad are the much revered seats of modern Indian architecture. Where Chandigarh is all rendered in the vision of legendary modernist Le Corbusier, Ahmedabad provides a balanced palette of the nostalgic old and utopian modernist. The more I traveled, more…

Drawing dances….

A dialogue between drawing and dance can be a very antagonistic one, for the very nature of the two. One tries to behold the oneness of a still moment and the other glorifies its presence through movement, such is the polarity of the two art forms.  Not to say that dance doesn’t express stillness, nor…

Coorg- A walk in the Mist

Coorg lies in the lap of western Ghats in southern part of Karnataka. Its called  the Scotland of India for its scenic lush green landscape. I hiked to a peak Thadiyandamol in late monsoons and here is what lingers in my nostalgic bag….