Earliest Birthday!

The earliest birthday I remember is my 3rd birthday. We lived in Qatar then. Our house was carpeted all round, It had tall ceilings, beautiful curtains and there was a huge Italian table dining table right in the middle of the dinning room. I was sitting on this table, excited, when i heard the sound…

Memories from the Gold Coast

I was around eleven when I my parents decided that my mom and me should shift to Ghana where my dad had been working for over a year. My sister was in college and would come only during the vacations, so my only friend after school was Pamela, the housemaid (who was a Ghanaian) and…

Visual Aesthetics in the film ‘In Time’

Last summer, when I was home for vacations, my sister and I were cooped up at home during the perpetual rains and were out of anything good to watch. On our almost hopeless search for something different to watch, we stumbled upon a somewhat obscure movie – in time. The movie is set in a…

Grandma’s Home

My grandma’s home! Since moving back to Mumbai, almost a year ago, we used to visit here every weekend until the lock down that started on the 25th March. I’ll be explaining the process of my illustration below. First I created a rough sketch from a photograph that I had clicked. After this, I took…

Window

This window is in my current home, where I also spent part of my childhood. Recently, I shifted back here while I was doing my final year graduation project. When I came here, after a long interval of around 12 years, I was first overcome with feelings of nostalgia that accompanied happy childhood memories. But…

Girl with a pearl earring

A month ago, our art history teacher had given us an assignment to recreate famous works of art. That was when I realized how  well you understand minute details of a work of art when you recreate it. The girl with a earing also known as the Mona Lisa of the north was a painting that has intrigued me for a very long…