Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Recent work, Right Here Right Now



This is the first poster I made for a film called "Right Here Right Now" directed by Shiladitya Bora, a film maker from Assam, based in Ahmedabad, who is also a friend. I got a chance to work as a publicity designer for the film with his team. The film will be by Prime Mover Entertainment.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Loved ones ...

These are som random lines i wrote a few days back wen i was feeling so happy to have the beautiful people around me .. this goes to all my loved ones .. who were always there .. wen i needed them. This is how i feel about them .. this is wat they mean to me. 

:)



LOVED ONES



they drench you.. 

they drown you

they engulf you

they don't let you go

not that they know...


thats their beauty

the beauty of them.


they stay out of sight

you barely see them

but they exist...

in you

in your thoughts


thats their beauty

the beauty of their presence.


you know when you smile

may be in the air

may be for nothing

but you smile


look at you now

its been so long that you spoke

but you speak

you speak to them

may be in the air

may be for nothing


thats their beauty

the beauty of them.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Pink Floyd Project

Nick Manson
Roger Waters
David Gilmour

Saturday, May 30, 2009

In my head ?

Chai is an inseparable thing for me :) Summers of Ahmedabad also could not keep me away from it.
chechi :)
An illustration inspired by a sketch i saw long back, dont remember whos :( Indian Mythology inspired.

The KMC (Knowledge Management Centre) at NID (National Institute of Design, India), is a treasure.

Traks back in time





Notebook

My Notebook .. or rather My head :)

Some doodles



Friday, May 1, 2009

Promotion without Advertizing??

Is there a way of promoting something without really literally advertising and marketing for it? A cause? A group? Today we walk out in the streets and we see promotion and promotion and even more of promotion everywhere. From a neighbourhood tree to the electricity poles, from our boundary walls to the shutter of a shope, every where somebody is just promoting something.
Talking from the Indian context, it might me a political party, a homeopathy clinic, a ganji-janghiya local company, a sex cure clinic, a tution class from nursery [hah! grrr!] to class X , a company selling reinforcement rods, or electric appliances, it can be just anything. Our Indian walls are not spared of advertising of anykind. Few examples can be seen in this interesting link.
My question is where does ethics stand here? And how truthful is advertising. I was doing some reading about it and i came across this intersting link on promotional products and they also discuss about how the world would look without these products? If we scrape them off will this result in scraping off all the colours from our towns and cities and neighbourhood? Here is the link.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

KMC, NID

The KMC, Knowledge Management Center, of NID is an amazing place to be. I dont know why it is called the KMC but its a treasure. As my days in NID are getting over I am realizing how much is left to explore. This is a sketch of a bookshelf in KMC i drew once when I was there.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bihu .... on itz way :)

Bohag Bihu ... is the Assamese new year. Bohag is the first month of the Assamese (Axomiya) new year. In this festival we dance, eat and celebrate life to its fullest. More info with the picture ... in my Flickr. :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Two lost souls ....



Two lost souls...

Swimming in a fish bowl

Year after year

Running over the same old ground.

What have you found? The same old fears.

Wish You Were Here

A part of the lyrics by Pink Floyd song, 'Wish You Were Here'. Found this interesting image of the fish bowl above. And the first thing that came to my mind is this song and its attributes, how being in the same space people develop sub-spaces. A space within a space. And then keep on drifting away.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

THE MAHABHARATA

How well do we really know 'The Mahabharata'? Well to write upon that i consider myself to even a thousand times smaller than a bacteria in comparison to the people who have spent their lives in just understanding 'The Mahabharata'.

Recently in our SLA (Science and Liberal Arts) class we had 'The Arshia Satar' to interact with ur on Indian Narratives. And what else can be more examplery than the 2 great epics 'the ramayana n the mahabharata'? well i gotta lot to say about ramayana .. but will keep that for later.. but about mahabharata no matter how much i write will always b as neglisible as ... well theres no word for that. Arshia is the one who translated 'The Ramayana' for Penguine publishing. And many many great translations. well to mention her she is the coolest sanskrit scholar i can ever imagin.

The Peter Brook 's Mahabharata, which is his interpretation in a very theatrical way .. which tries to do justice to the great epic in 6 hours, touching upon the important events and charecters, was screened for us. and guess what ... I loved it. never imagined Mahabharata ... I mean OUR MAHABHARATA in such an universal image, with all the people as those characters from all over the world. Mallika Sarabhai being the only Indian character to play Draupadi.
I truely loved the beginning where a little boy asks Vyasa ... What is Mahabharat all about? and the feeling of goosebumps follow with Vyasa'a answer ... "Its about YOU. Its about your race."
Its the story of man.

Here i want to write a few of the many many things that were discussed with Arshia. She gave us a totally new way of looking at it. I never considered it as a story that belongs to each one of us but only to the Kauravas and the Pandavas. And not to forget Krishna. Girish Karnard spoke about Mahabharat once as ' it s the story of every war that is being fought'. How true I wonder. It is the story of all the human emotions if we look at it. Its the story of envy, jealousy, politics, fair and unfair games, betrayals, legitimacy and illegitimacy, love, fury, anger and what not .. and also how to deal with it. By how, I do not mean that it shows ways to deal with these but its an encyclopedia of possibilities, where we have to place ourselves and figure out where we belong and what we really are? Its the war happening next door, or any door. The war thats outside and also thats continuously happening withing us.
I was just wondering why is it so important to know where you stand? why is it so important to plot ourselves? Can life still go on without doing that? Actually I realized ... it is indeed important. And Mahabharata with its enormous span, the characters, the events, the mistakes, the consequences, it actually plays a vital role in understanding and finding ourselves.
And the funniest part, in the Mahabharat, which was all about Dharma and Karma, all the characters were torn between what is right and what is not, and people today are still in the same position. So what good did Mahabharata did to us? Or if i just rephrase, what was the requirement of it at all? But its just there, telling tales, showing ways, teaching Dharma, and yet doing nothing.
And the not so fair games played by our very own Lord Krishna.. with every legitimate reason. Now every time I think about all the events it just makes me go deeper and deeper. i dont know what to understand. because after all these year out of the blue I suddenly discover that all these years that i was believing, the Bad guys, are actually not so bad, and the Good guys, God spare me, are not so good at all. As we go into the characters .. they just aw me over n over again. they have so so so many ways to be interpreted and they have so many dimensions to be looked upon. And to be reconsidered upon.
I guess i have to stop somewhere .. but i just dont want to stop and go on and on with my newly gained knowlwdge of 'tThe Mahabharata' ... Our Mahabharata.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Society....

Amazing Thoughts came accross my mind after I heard this song .... Society..... by Eddie Vedder. Soundtrack from 'Into The Wild'. A film that has really touched me recently.

Society lyrics


Society - Eddie Vedder (Into the Wild) - Read More!
Oh it's a mystery to me.
We have a greed, with which we have agreed...
and you think you have to want more than you need...
until you have it all, you won't be free.

Society, you're a crazy breed.
I hope you're not lonely, without me.

When you want more than you have, you think you need...
and when you think more then you want, your thoughts begin to bleed.
I think I need to find a bigger place...
cause when you have more than you think, you need more space.

Society, you're a crazy breed.
I hope you're not lonely, without me.
Society, crazy indeed...
I hope you're not lonely, without me.

There's those thinkin' more or less, less is more,
but if less is more, how you keepin' score?
It means for every point you make, your level drops.
Kinda like you're startin' from the top...
and you can't do that.

Society, you're a crazy breed.
I hope you're not lonely, without me.
Society, crazy indeed...
I hope you're not lonely, without me
Society, have mercy on me.
I hope you're not angry, if I disagree.
Society, crazy indeed.
I hope you're not lonely...
without me.

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So, when are we gonna be free? or are we ever gonna be?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Relationships ......

How complicated are relationship? how do we actually look at this R-word? And how seriously or how deeply do we take it? They add so many meanings to our lives, to ourselves as a person - as individuals. We learn, we love, we fight, and then we learn again.

Metaphors are wonderful tools to express. And the metaphor for a relationship that i can think of is 'a building'. Being an architect may be i cant think of anything beyond buildings. A long term bonding that grows with time. These are the building blocks of the structure. They form the foundation ... with every brick made of trust, faith and the feeling of belonging. With every sacrifice and compromise, with every forgiving and letting it go, we build it. Not looking at what we are missing ... may be we should look at what we are getting out of it. Cause its a long term commitment. These are like long term investments. The goal is the long term happiness for which we do the short term deeds which includes things we love to do and things we hate to do as well. Cause every time that person smiles .. it just drives you to live a few days more than you are actually gonna live for.

so guys, keep loving. its wonderful. trust me. ;)