An Artist’s Struggle

thetapinComicsLeave a Comment

I envy people who can produce works of beautiful, undeniable logic. I think it’s really wonderful to be able to make a piece of code work the way you want it to, to make a program give you a desired output. The objective is clear.

For most creative pursuits,  it’s a ball game of how your creation will be received. There is almost always ambiguity, and the response is based on every individual’s opinion, personal preference, emotions, and general world-view. Sometimes you just want to produce something unambiguous, logical and straightforward. If only it weren’t so subjective 🙂

Depression: Let’s Talk

thetapinComics2 Comments

Let’s break the taboo around depression and raise awareness about mental health issues. Although many are reluctant to talk about it, the reluctance is born from social stigma and the fear of being judged. Talking is the first step.

A different kind of Indian wedding

thetapinComicsLeave a Comment

So many brides in India get married in a system that still follows the appalling practice of dowry. After the ‘kanyadaan’, there is a ‘vidai/bidai’ ceremony where the bride leaves behind her maternal home to take the husband’s home as her own. But there is no ritual where the groom does the same. The bride’s family also supports the wedding expenses.

Though times are changing now, but I was recently quite surprised to find out that these are fairly common practices in both rural and urban India.

I don’t think either bride or groom should be subject to any of these processes, but it’s amusing to think of a role reversal.

Happy Holi!

thetapinComicsLeave a Comment

Every year, I’m fascinated by the riot of colours that spring brings. As Holi celebrates harvest, colour, and the beginning of this beautiful season, let’s leave behind some long-lasting colour for the world to enjoy!