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Street to Pop Culture

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Bringing forth the lives of street vendors here are few works out of Sohan Jakhar’s series called ”Vendorism”. Drawing inspiration from the splendidly frescoed havelis or mansions of Shekhavati(a region north of Jaipur) Sohan creates beautiful backgrounds which he modernizes using pastel colours from pop culture. The foreground on the other hand speaks of a completely different world of roadside bazaars that he creates by taking photographs, digitally modifying them and then painting them on the canvas. The finished work totally left me speechless.

Sohan has had many solo and group shows around the world. His work was also exhibited at Sotheby’s, New York, which is one of the world’s premier auction houses. To enjoy more of his awesome work click here.


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July 31, 2010 at 9:02 am

Capturing the Beauty of Life

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Photographer & blogger Archana Srinivas turns simple everyday things into beautiful feelings. Her photographs are ever so dreamy and stylish; it brings with it a sense of calm. Perfect to start off the weekend….

Archana’s love for food, interior design & chai are very evident in her photographs. Each of her compositions is so well-arranged and shot that you can actually smell the flowers and feel the soul in them. Here are just a few of her gorgeous photographs.

To enjoy more of her photographs click here.  Be warned though, some of the pictures will invoke a massive craving for food.

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July 30, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Mid-week humour

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I came across these illustrations while browsing and thought I must share them. I love the way Nithin Rao says so much through his humorous illustrations. Here are a few of them for some midweek cheer!

Maradona V/s Paul the Octopus

Man Booker Prize

Aravind Adiga



Disclaimer : All images used are solely owned by the artist and are reproduced here with prior permission. Please do not use these images without obtaining consent from the artist.

To enjoy more of Nithin’s illustrations click here.

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July 28, 2010 at 11:34 am

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Poetry in Geometry

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Visual artist Madan Meena has exhibited his work extensively in various galleries across the world. Portraying the rich and vibrant colors of Rajasthan his work uses geometry with elements of nature like moon, rain and flowers. His abstract style transforms the circle into subtle poetic images that are extremely endearing.

Life Circles, Acrylic on canvas

Lotus Pond & Full Moon, Acrylic on canvas

Monsoon Dreams, Acrylic on canvas

Pond, Acrylic on canvas

After his doctoral dissertation on ‘Art of the Meena Tribes’ Madan documented and exhibited the mandana wall paintings across the world. He has published two books on the subject, Joy of Creativity and Nurturing Walls.

As a curator Madan has designed an exhibition on brooms for the “Arna Jharna: The Desert Museum of Rajasthan” of Rupayan Sansthan (Institute of Rajasthan folklore studies) in Jodhpur. He is currently Assistant Director for a film funded by the Ford Foundation on the Broom making society.

More about Madan’s work can be found herehere.

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July 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Take a seat!

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And now for some furniture therapy. Here are a few gorgeous seats designed by Asad Firdosy.

unique furniture

Moulin Rouge

Low Seat

Flintstone Settee

After a degree in architecture, Asad joined his ancestral business of furniture making at Firdos Furnishers. Working mainly with Teak wood, his designs are a reflection of his inherent talent, originality of thought and creativity whilst retaining traditional ancestral values. His creations have been exhibited in Delhi, Mumbai, Frankfurt and Miami. More of his designs can be found here.

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July 24, 2010 at 10:07 am

Images and words like rhythm and blues

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The saying a picture speaks a thousand words is so perfectly depicted by this wonderful photo poetry created by Saurabh Tewari, a visual communication student at IIT Bombay,  titled ‘The Story of Confetti’.

1. Prelude
All lights went down
except those clowns.
The show was about to begin
And proudly, it was my turn.



2. Arrival
Before ‘him’,
I arrived
I took a flight,
And I was in limelight.



3. Haze
I created chaos
Which everybody liked.
This haze was for ‘Him’.
So that he can hide.



4. Still there
Eventually ‘He’ came,
and created a new ‘chaos’.
I was still flying,
Searching for my ‘ethos’.



5. Forgotten
After a while, He forgot my rid,
And everybody did.
‘He’ took and overtook everything.
And I was forgotten, as I was nothing.

The stunning photography in company with beautiful words truly create magic. This piece was created while Saurabh was at a show by ‘Kailasa’. He says while everyone was seeing Kailasa, his camera was seeing who created Kailasa.

At the moment Saurabh is busy with The travelling Baker project which is a not-for-profit travelling exhibition in the memory of Laurie Baker, the award-winning British architect who believed in indigenous and sustainable materials in architecture and has given a lot to the world of architecture by bringing the importance of simplicity and aesthetics.

The exhibition travels to architecture schools all over India and conveys the Baker philosophy towards design and life To learn more about the project and to show your support visit http://bakerproject.wordpress.com/ .

To enjoy more of Saurabh’s work check out http://thinksaurabh.blogspot.com/

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July 21, 2010 at 10:57 am

Colours of Life

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Finding inspiration from mundane and random things in daily life, Leena Thadani is an abstract artist who transforms ordinary to extraordinary through the movement of colours on her canvas. She loves colours and creates beautiful paintings that can really make a room come alive. She believes that painting is a form of meditation and each of her painting takes her into a totally different world.

You will notice symbols from various ancient civilizations in Leena’s paintings. This amazing combination of primitive art with modern abstract style is definitely something to look out for.




Fragmented angel


Earth Water Sky

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July 19, 2010 at 9:53 am