Urban Sketching at INTACH Bangalore Talk, Max Muller Bhavan

Discover a treasure of architectural heritage in Northern Karnataka, just an overnight journey from Bangalore. Explore a magnificent series of forts and palaces built by the Bahmani and Baridi sultans of Karnataka during the 14th to16th centuries. Today’s INTACH Bangalore talk by a world authority on South Asian architecture, George Michell (well known for his documentation of the ruins of Hampi) took us through the nuances of Islamic architecture … Continue reading Urban Sketching at INTACH Bangalore Talk, Max Muller Bhavan

A Short Autumn Trip to Kashmir: Pahalgam and Apple Orchards

Part 1 in a series of posts on Kashmir. The extraordinary, almost unearthly beauty of the Kashmir valley made it a strange conflict to cover. In the morning, the window of my houseboat on the Dal Lake would be open, and as I lay in bed I could see the reed cutters and fishermen. The shikara canoes would be in the foreground; behind were the bridges and … Continue reading A Short Autumn Trip to Kashmir: Pahalgam and Apple Orchards

Back again in a coffee plantation

          This post is a part of a blog series on Coffee by Tushar Shukla. Living in South India for over a decade, I have visited coffee plantations quite a few times in Coorg, Chikmagalur and Tamil Nadu (Honey Valley, Ozone Valley, Makkithitta, Chingara, Club Mahindra Madikeri and Virajpet, Lake Forest Yercaud etc.). And Coorg being a favorite for us, have … Continue reading Back again in a coffee plantation

Guest Post: Pondicherry-The French Connection

A Dream There should be somewhere on earth a place which no nation could claim as its own, where all human beings of goodwill who have a sincere aspiration could live freely as citizens of the world and obey one single authority, that of the supreme Truth; a place of peace, concord and harmony where all the fighting instincts of man would be used exclusively … Continue reading Guest Post: Pondicherry-The French Connection

Scallywags Summer

      Inspirations This short comic/illustrated story is inspired by my memories of reading Russian Fairy Tales as a child. The book Mridu picks up is The Lost Girl and the Scallywags by Galina Demykina. What I remember the most are the beautiful names and the dark enchantment of these books. Have you had similar experiences? It is also a part of my illustrations for introverts. … Continue reading Scallywags Summer