People, sketchbook

More people

Like most people who draw, I look for opportunities to draw from life – mostly at airports, in the subway, wherever I’m waiting.

Here are some recent ones from last month.

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Life, sketchbook

Getting where we’re going

 

 

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[Sometimes in the living of every day

I often forget about the life of it

the intentionality, “the composing of the life”

that I once set out to do. The daily bustle,

that once emerged from me –

often swallows me up

until all I can do is hold on for dear life

to banal rituals

so that I don’t lose myself.]

Title: John Brehm

For pacificleo.

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sketchbook

You can’t keep acid…and other stories

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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!)

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

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Writers, Etc at Alliance Francaise Delhi

The Alliance Francaise in Delhi has a regular event where writers are interviewed. I went to attend one of them in March.

It’s rare that we get an interview of a cartoonist/author and this session – had Indrajit Hazra interviewing Vishwajyoti Ghosh.

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I really enjoyed it. And Indi Hazra was not as accusing as the speech bubbles make it out to be!

For more on Vishwajyoti Ghosh read this interview in TCJ and follow him on Twitter.

 

 

 

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Life, sketchbook

Weekend art

From my March sketchbook.

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Bangalore Art – There was an interactive dance show that we couldn’t find anywhere, not even online later

Mughal Gardens – Did you know Delhi has these amazing gardens? Now we have to wait for next year.

Rashtrapati Bhavan – That’s where the President stays.

Nityan’s show – my very talented friend is also a great artist.

TRANSCRIPT

Weekend Art (Kelas)

We went for Bangalore History and couldn’t find it.

BB: Oh it’s not even mentioned here.

We went to Mughal Gardens and it was already shut!

Finally we went to hang out in Rashtrapati Bhavan. And the call of coffee was too strong to ignore.

BB: Not all kelas (flops: pun) – We went for Nityan’s show last night

Me: Trust you to draw a silver lining on my dark cloud…

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On the Metro, hairdos and some

Most of the women that I see on the metro have long hair, but these ladies really stood out.

Sometimes there are women who spend their commute doing something else other than on the phone. Here’s a girl who was reading a religious text and chanting throughout her journey.

 

This girl spent the journey staring at her reflection on the window behind me. I forgave her, she had just lost a gold ring.

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