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In 2015, I had done a series where I illustrated new year resolutions for people. While most of them remained more or less similar, what I know for sure is, that for most of us, the same lists still apply and we seem to still be struggling. Take a look at the list above and…

Bread and Salt

Bread, called¬†nan¬†in Persian, is the staple food of Iran in all regions except around the Caspian, where rice supplants it.¬†Nan¬†is a Persian word first used in Achaemenid Iran (550-330 BCE), from which all other languages borrowed it. In Iran, bread and salt are treated with great respect. The main Persian breads are flat breads but…

AFTERNOON SKETCHING – TEA TRADITION

It’s extremely hot in Jaipur since the summers are here and every other day, there’s a sandstorm or a long queue outside Barbecue Nation. Either way, annoying. Amidst short power cuts and the occasional scary-as-hell cricket jumping out at you from the most boring edge of something you didn’t know you owned, I had an…

That time of the day…

Everyday holds magic and there’s a certain time, that special moment during the day when we feel good about everything. This ‘feeling good’ has nothing to do with external events. It is¬†something that comes from within.¬†That special time¬†for me is in the afternoon. That’s why I prefer walking around the city during this time. I…

Fresh from the Tandoor

As a little break from architecture and knick knacks, I decided to sketch something in between. A little eatery¬†around the¬†Auliya Masjid area called Wasim Hotel (Jaipur, Rajasthan, India) caught my attention where heaps of¬†tandoori rotis (bread)¬†were selling out¬†every second! The person at the tandoor expertly rolled out the dough and as someone called out for…

Coffee cups, mail and cereal boxes

I have been drawing from the time I was little. Sometimes I drew a lot and at other times, not so much. The same pattern continues¬†today. I drew things on newspapers, old diaries, envelopes lying on the table waiting to be checked…anything. These things often get discarded and you end up losing a frame from…

Sketch of the day- Jaipur

M.I.Road is one of my most favorite places here in Jaipur. Streets lined with shops selling clothes, jewelry, kebabs, dry fruits, shoes and whatnot! I often go there, sit for a while and sketch. It’s a very busy area so you either have to go early in the morning when most shops are closed or…

New Year Resolution.

So my New Year resolutions this year are many. One of them is to sketch daily. I’m a bit late that way since it’s the 9th today but I shall upload¬†earlier sketches anyway. This first post has a picture I drew of my current kit and color swatches¬†of the paints I have used/ tried-¬†Pebeo, Camel…