Ganesha

This sketch is of Lord Ganesha, who is the symbol of success and prosperity in the Indian religion of Hinduism. Every prayer begins with him and every venture too in a typical Hindu household. He is plump who likes to eat laddus and modak (sweets made from coconut), has an elephant’s head and rides a…

Night and Day and in between

What can be more beautiful than a starry night in the forest and the sun setting over mountains and a lake, two enchanting landscapes. No wonder I wanted to put them on paper using my water colors. Capturing these beautiful moments on paper instills in the observer the emotions and feelings associated with the scenery….

Friend moment

The summer in Cottbus begins with a fun fair with lots of fun rides and carousels for the kids. A helicopter and that too a police helicopter was a favorite hop on for my son and his friend. I couldn’t help and capture this “Friend moment” in my camera which I later sketched as you…

My peace abode

This is actually how my living room looks. Of course in reality it is colorful but that’s not the message it is supposed to give here. The black and white sketch leads one to focus on the entirety of the picture rather than the contents…..and that message is of PEACE. Peace is when your shoulders…

On a humorous note

Yes it is an ocean and that yellow thing is the sand…and the white colour in the blue water are the waves. I also would not recognize it if I didn’t draw it myself. After the painting was done I did not know if I should cry or laugh. I thought water colours are not…

At the crossroads

At the crossroads, it seems difficult to choose which way to go, things seems unclear and uncertain. The restless mind appears and will tell to take the short and comfortable way. But the decision is crucial and needs to be made. It is at this point, one has to ask not the mind but the…

Boat on the other side

No matter if you tie the boat or not, the waters will still take you on the other side -Self This sketch was a gift to a friend who had been sick for a while. I could not meet him during his last days so I drew him this sketch. With this sketch I wanted…

Transformation

Keep hanging, transformation is on its way! -Self Yes, keep hanging, like the caterpillar in the cocoon. The cocoon is the third stage in the life-cycle of a butterfly after egg and larva. When it becomes a caterpillar it eats and only eats till there comes a point when it decides to step into the…

Rose

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” -William Shakespeare Just as a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, a colorless rose looks as beautiful. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder or maybe in the mind of the beholder since it is a matter of perception. Some will…

Strawberries

It is June, the summer has arrived and it’s the strawberry season in Germany. On one fine Sunday morning, we decided to visit a strawberry farm in Missen, a village close to where we live. The farm gives a wonderful opportunity to pluck your own strawberries and buy them for a small price. One more…

Hornbill

This is a sketch of the Indian grey hornbill; one of my favourite birds. I was on an ecology tour during my internship back in the summer of 2006, when I saw this bird for the first time. I was fascinated at the very moment I caught hold of it sitting on the branch of…

Fragrance

Indian Plumeria or “Champa” flower. This picture shows me enjoying the beauty of this fragrant flower during an early morning walk in a park with my school friends; whom I had met during summer of 2018 after a decade. I don’t know what was more fragrant; the flower or our friendship.