Life, NID, People, sketchbook

Why I have always drawn

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Wisdom from Ananya as we were putting up my Pre-Dip show in NID.

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Life, NID

Life in the Grief Books, 2

So among other things, we also managed to learn some stuff and do some work. Here I’m working on my diploma films, a communication design project about social harmony in the aftermath of the Gujarat riots. (Films are here and here).

 

Trying to break through a block during the same project.

 

and the perpetual problem of running out of time.

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NID, sketchbook

Life in the Grief Books

When I look at these sketchbooks now I can hardly recognize myself – which is probably a good thing! And I drew quite a bit in my last year at NID, so it was rather well documented. Here are some of the usual things we did in those days:

Walk in the backfields

Spend Sunday afternoons in the animation studio

Watch life-altering films

Hang out on the lawn

Agonize over nothing, really…

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NID, sketchbook

Sketchbook, Diploma Project

Leaving NIDMumbai Sketchbook 2002

Well, it was rather stressful. And a bad hairdo didn’t help. (Though I thought it would). The effects of the Ladakh trip had worn off. The characters of my diploma films came to haunt me every night…

as I struggled with drawing, inking and animation.

So I was always in a blue funk.

and then the brown boy (who was then just another guy) was always giving useless pieces of advice.

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Food, NID

La Bella

This is part of a continuing series on food in NID. Here’s Part 1: Mess food and Part 2: Jamalpur. So, to begin where we left off –

When the mess food would grow increasingly poisonous, we would escape to another favorite place: La Bella.

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This humble place in Khanpur Lal Darwaza was (is? let me know) a haven which cured many an appetite tired of the tasteless campus food.

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It was popular with students of all sorts, and we would often meet friends who had escaped with the same idea.

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La Bella is run by Aunty, an old Goan lady and Anna, her helper.  With no other help, and in this dim little kitchen, she would prepare the mouthwatering food that some of us truly dreamed about.

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Our favorite dishes were mutton dry chilli fry, mutton masala, chicken masala, pork vindaloo, mutton cutlets and the delish fruit salad.

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