Celebrating Women Through the 9 Colours of Navratri: A 9-Part Series

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Navratri is a 9-day Indian festival that involves the worship of the feminine spirit, power and divinity. Specific colours are symbolic of the rituals associated with each day. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if India respected its women the way we worship our goddesses? Here is the first of a 9-part series that aims to celebrate women through the 9 colours of … Read More

The Tap goes to TEDx Pune!

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It was a humbling experience to be part of TEDx Pune, where I spoke about the power of simplicity in visual storytelling. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the whole world started communicating using stick figures? With such a non-descript visual tool, you can remove the baggage of identity and get back to simple caveman drawings. At the event, I had … Read More

An Artist’s Struggle

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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. … Read More

Wedding Card #19

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What happens when a sambar-slurping Tamilian meets a fish-eating Bengali? A lifelong debate about what’s for dinner :p Here’s another personalized wedding invitation card!

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

An Illustrated Walk, Lake District

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The woods were unexpectedly silent and I was relieved to see only one other car parked at the foot of the hill, looking quite out of place in its shiny blue. Considering that it was a dedicated National Trust car park, I had dreaded running into scores of other hikers who might have decided to set out on the Great … Read More