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2017 in Books

I read a lot, and these days I also draw about the books I read. In 2017 though, my reading didn’t feature as much in my drawings. Here are 20 from 2017 in no particular order and the drawings.

SATURDAY A day spent reading about art, design, writing.
And making drawings about them and thinking.


The Best, not in order

Feeling is crucial to understanding a work of art. “Einfuhlung” coined by Robert Vischer in 1873 is “a way of feeling oneself into a work of art,” which ultimately becomes “empathy” in English. The meaning of an object influences the feelings it evokes.

  • Re-read Redesigning Leadership (John Maeda): As always I go back to reading John Maeda’s books at crucial times in my life. I was so happy to read this book while struggling with the leadership role. I think what I liked most was another way of approaching leadership – the artistic approach which I really resonated with. This was drawn on a flight layover.

And the rest

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Welcome to inktales

In May 2018 this blog inktales completed 12 years. That’s a really long relationship in my life, second only to the brown boy! At 10 years I found that I had nearly 120 sketchbooks – those have contributed to nearly 600 posts, despite the ebb and flow of sharing. And after a gap of nearly 3 years, I’ve started posting again a few weeks ago.

For new friends and new visitors, here’s a list of my favorite posts over the years:

About inktales

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A guide to inktales

Zones of privacy and The slow art of bookmaking

The brown boy and how we got together

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The story of us

Living in Mumbai 1: First attempts & Living in Mumbai 2: The designer’s solution to all problems

The hero complains

False Representation & Epilogue

My year of spirituality

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My friend the anteater

In which I try

Creative Block 2

Anteater wisdom

Conversation – part 9

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My family

Losing sweets

A fish tale

The Mumbai chronicles

Our labor story

Studying in Sweden

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Things I miss about home

Leaving | Leaving the film

Food & Travel

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A divine collision | What happened in Dharmsala

The brown boy in Paris

A book’s tours | In which a book I bought in Seattle sends us to Paris

Soapbox wisdom

parenting

Parenting and your sense of self

Motivation

Metaphysical | Deconstructing feelings and change

Paris, not me | Thoughts on romantic love

Being happy

Alternative careers

Some more

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The body rebels

Always answer the phone

Dog on Friday

Unwelcome visitor

Getting where we’re going | Living everyday

Not drawing

Holiday Journal 2 | How drawing saves me

Friends

Girl, one, Pacificleo, love

The Big Joshi

The one and only Parsa

Fan, one and only

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The best of inktales

inktales now has 327 fans on Facebook and 393 followers on Twitter, and I’m humbled everyday to know that so many of you appreciate my sketchbook drawings. A lot of you have begun visiting the blog recently so here’s a list of the best posts for your entertainment. Happy weekend!

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A guide to inktales

NID and other friends

The Big Joshi

The one and only Parsa

Rahul Das and his words of love

Mess FoodJamalpur – LaBella

Actual NID sketchbook (when I thought I couldn’t draw)

Superbitch 2002

The brown boy

The story of us

Living in Mumbai 1: First attempts & Living in Mumbai 2: The designer’s solution to all problems

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Ode to married men

The hero complains

False Representation & Epilogue

Something (when I was away in Sweden)

Why Skype isn’t enough!

My friend the anteater

In which I try

Creative Block 2

Anteater wisdom

Gandhian

Studying in Sweden

Things I miss about home

Åste’s shoes

Revenge of the hairdresser

10 days of creation

Blueberry Garden

Leaving

My family

A fish tale

The Mumbai chronicles

Food & Travel

Ladakh

Rajasthan

Travel tale

O Goa (2008)

Fed by the chef

Walk in the woods

Mahabalipuram

A divine collision

Soapbox wisdom

Husbands & Wives

Motivation

Metaphysical

Paris, not me

Being happy

Alternative careers

Some more

God bless mother nature

Worrier

Bored at work

Ode to my phone

The box

The body rebels

Always answer the phone

Space Travel

Dog on Friday

Unwelcome visitor

Not drawing

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In Augusts past

I’m not sure if you like these self-referential posts, but I think they help new visitors find some old, but nice, posts on inktales.

Anyway, here’s what I have done in Augusts past:

2010

Blogging the Paris journals – Day 02 | Day 09

Leaving, sadly | Thinking of love | Reading Toothpicks and Logos

2009

Mourning my dead Nokia phone

2008

My mother’s new ringtone

2007

Nothing to speak of.

2006 (Click on the images to see larger sizes)

Some things haven’t changed | A commissioned work on sexual harassment | My first animation film, 2001 |

Some pages from my Alphabet book, which you can buy here (though royalties are pending for years)

Writing I am… | Wish – that’s probably one talent lost

Some sleepy drawings

I can hardly recognize this girl.

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Years ago on inktales

In May 2006

I moved to Delhi, and began this blog to share my sketchbooks with my friends back in Bombay.

The anteater had made his first appearance.

In May 2007

I was appreciating married men

In May 2008
Documenting how we ended up together

In May 2009
I was Struggling with schoolwork
and Not answering the phone

In May 2010
Enjoying the Spring in Sweden
Motivating myself, and Completing my masters.

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