Women. Take charge!

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A story almost every woman in India has heard or experienced. I’ve heard this phrase – “I don’t have a choice” – from so many women when it comes to the topic of marriage. Societal and family pressure can be enormous. The issue is perhaps a lot more complex than shown here, and this depiction is an over-simplification, but I … Read More

Depression: Let’s Talk

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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.

Discovering life on two wheels!

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Found some nice cycling trails near where I live. Too terrified still to cycle on the main road with all the speeding cars, but perhaps I’ll get there. Starting to love biking! Cycles are hard to draw, as is evident from the panels below.  

A different kind of Indian wedding

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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 … Read More

Happy Holi!

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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!

Women’s Day 2017: Choice is empowerment

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Being a woman is hard in any part of the world. The biggest weapon that women can wield is the power of choice, the choice to make our own decisions, the choice to marry or reproduce or not do both, the choice to simply be.  The ability to live without fear, the freedom to live without being judged. There are … Read More

The rains in India

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It’s the season that brings a whole upheaval of emotions. Great big drops fall from the saturated sky, at that breaking point beyond which the earth can’t hold back anymore. These are tears of happiness, of sadness, of anger, of release. Some of us run into the streets with abandon – they say the first rain of the monsoon washes … Read More

A childhood made of dreams

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I don’t know where my parents procured the Magic Toothbrush from, but it remains, to this day, the single most fascinating thing I have ever seen in my life. My brother and I woke up one day to find that we had just willed the ‘changing colour’ toothbrush to jump straight out of the TV ad into our hands. We … Read More

Wedding card #18

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Early morning coffees, walks in the park, and backpacking in the mountains…. make life a fun journey for this lovely couple! Here’s another wedding card I enjoyed working on.