Saturday, December 6, 2008

back to the blog

its been a long break from the blog...apologies! Thats one of the problems of being on the move. The trip to India has been fantastic but sometimes having no fixed address can be confusing. This sketch was done on one of the early morning sketching trips with the second semester students of NID....the course left me with a very nice feeling...its always nice to sketch my motorbike(Champakali).

Friday, November 14, 2008

Kala Rakhshash

Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya is a design school for traditioal artisans in a small village called Tunda Vand in Mundra, near Mandvi. This is the second course that I am conducting here and its really sad to see how the beautiful landscape has suddenly transformed into a roadshow, big names like Tata an Adani are coming up with their own interpretation of 'development', coal fed Thermal power plants, their chimneys have started dominating the skyline, the craftsmen have been sucked in by the monsters, the camel is not seen anymore and the school has to move to a new location and create space for the green money monster to stretch its arms... we are thinking green!

Monday, November 10, 2008


the people make this land so beautiful...its my 13th year here and as usual I can't stop staring at these amazing faces.


Sangabhai manages the hostel kitchen at the Kalaraksha Vidyalaya, its really nice to eat khidi and bajre ki roti...yummy! Puri, his daugheter is happy to see me (chooti waala bhai) again.

Friday, October 31, 2008

All the beautiful people

Kala Raksha

Its time to go to India again! Its been a long association with Kalarakhsa, teaching at the school is very very special. I am really looking forward to the class. If the school interests you visit their website

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Red Corduroys

spent a lot of time figuring out what to make Mr. Shaw wear so that he feels like himself. Red corduroy pants and an olive green corduroy jacket does it! It is finally very happy!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

finally some teaching

was invited to the franconian International school for a workshop, it was a lot of fun. Although I have been doing a lot of design work and a substatial amount of work for myself but teaching is always fun...and it also made me realise how much I have missed it.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

man from Iphofen

saw this guy at Iphofen, taller than the average tall germans, the hat, the oversized coat the shoes, the beard and the ciggerette , a complete character.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


decided to move out with the camera instead of a sketchbook...the weather was kind!


was in Thurnow on the weekend. An old town famous for its pottery was cold and rainy!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

street persepctives

lil' conversations on the streets are always ineterseting to catch!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

thought it looked familiar

The kiss extended

Thought of taking u guys a little closer.

The kiss

Woke up this morning to a beautiful sight, a minor traffic jam was was created because of this moment of passion in the middle of the not so busy Hautptstr.