Life, in drawings

The cold fish in your stomach

You know how you’re always looking for the book to change your life? Maybe this wonderful book “A Tale for the Time Being” didn’t change my whole life, but there were parts of the book that I really liked.


Here’s the thing

The first post to star my (in)famous cousins, the defining influence of our teenage years.
Podcast link

What charm, indeed?


…and time instead of horizontal is vertical


Title via butdoesitfloat

Sweet tooth


Today is a fog bank

I was reading this beautiful poem by Campbell McGrath the other day. You can also listen to it on the Poetry Foundation site.

Counting my blessings

Really appreciating all my wonderful friends today:

Jonak, Rukminee, Nityan in Old Friends

Atul Joshi in The big Joshi

Sharat Chandra Parsa in The one and only Parsa

Hanna Olson in False Representations

Sketching in the sun

Åste Laberg in Åste’s shoes

Aaron Mullane & Katrina

All the drawings made while hanging out with Katrina – Cafe Simpan | Fed by the chef | Spring

Swedish Bingo Ladies with Katrina and Åste

An afternoon at Katrina’s with Åste & Katrina

Channeling the girls


And the ones that are not in drawings – Ananya, Jedi, Uma.

The internet is killing me


You can’t keep acid…and other stories



We went to see Nalini Malani – A Retrospective. I found it surprisingly thought-provoking. The pieces exhibited in the hall where the Wedding Dress was displayed were the ones that resonated the most with me. Listening to Shades was nice as well.

Next was a group show called Is That What You Think. Some of the pieces were interesting – because you really could figure out the narrative behind the artwork if you try. Like the piece by Vivan Sundaram which didn’t make sense at a cursory glance, but as I moved around the room I really began to open up to the feelings that the artist might have wanted to express. One – a piece of video art showing rolling waves was a transporting experience though I didn’t really understand it.  Lightning Testimonies was an interesting way to watch the films, and that’s not the least of it. (And by the way if you want to see the drawing larger just double click on it – and then remember to return to this post!)




And here’s a page from a personal journal – I got this beautiful Dreamvilla postcard from Rukminee.May1511

Blue Monday

I’m one of those people who love their work – but sometimes – and mainly on Mondays – it takes me a few moments to get into the week. This was one of those days.

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