I have grown up in Delhi in the 90’s surrounded by mughal architecture,urdu calligraphy, gulzar’s poetry and intricate embroidery and mughalai food.
Last year the government decided to launch two anti-people discriminatory laws that have had extreme effects on the way people behave and interact with muslims, urdu, mughal cultural heritage altogether. Some microaggressions that have been made part of everyday life and some atrocities against an entire state of people are also part of the new normal.
The Indian diaspora still carries all the indian societal problems of the 80’s along with newer notions of celebrating a fascist regime…
I have lived in a big city all my life. Now I live in a smaller city.
Mumbai. A warm blanket of anonymous comfort wraps you up and you become invisible. Takes the pressure off. Let’s you be yourself.
The wave of people strikes you and sweeps you with it. You swim in it, even float sometimes. Enjoying being buried at the bottom like a treasure.
In a small city, you live slowly. People don’t honk, they give way. Red lights are not needed because people have not lost all sanity.
Soon enough the isolation gets to you. You are…
I am a realist who has always believed that I can’t change the world. I never complain about most things. I never post movie reviews on social media. I stay away from commenting on how sad demonitization has been. But it becomes personal when I see cctv footage of regular women being molested on the streets in a regular city. How many molestations will it take before things change?
After much cringing I regain myself and realise that I am still not an activist and I can’t change anything. All I can do is make obscene art about this obscene event.
Museum of Memories was an artistic response to issues of gender, violence and equality and featured works of artists from across the country. I created 2 animated artworks that were projected on iPads as part of the show.
I have worked across media in various big companies ranging from the Tatas to the MTVs of the world. Having worked with various small & big teams and a multitude of personalities of people, the one thing that is common with all ‘employees’ is eventual boredom from the job.
A typical corporate culture is not always the best breeding ground for out of the box ideas. There are many factors that contribute to creativity, freedom, being one of the most important one.
Here I list a few reasons as to why and when to hire a design studio and not…
The water situation in our country is bad. Very bad.
Here are some ways you can save water at home especially in a typically Indian household (please feel free to comment if you have more suggestions, and I would add it here):
1. Collect rejected RO water and water plants or use in Pochcha.
2. Take 3 minute showers. Get…
This workshop is intended for beginners and young designers who are struggling with creating exciting colour palettes. At the end of this article, you will learn to create a palette that corresponds to a project goal.
When someone tries to teach you anything about colour, they start at the colour wheel..
Since I was 12 years old. I have carried these two loaves of fat on my chest, wrapped them in lacy bras, hidden them under multiple shawls.. Covered them up so you wouldn’t feel Un-sanskari..
The entire life purpose of a boob is to someday feed a baby or more. And you want me to consider your petty mindedness while fulfilling this boob’s life purpose? Go fuck yourself.
Dear fellow Mama,
Feed for as long as you can..as many times your baby wants.. You can’t spoil a half formed, innocent little ball of love in any way possible. …
Artist mom who used to design. Now just cleans boogers.