making Chai

I saw anger. I understood a bit about what is anger, how it comes, how it stays, the use of language, the change in tone, the words used. And how much in pain the person is, who has used this language etc. Language used: leave the room before i throw this glass and break your…

does drawing stop

does drawing stop. yes, there is stoppage. once a thought begins in a form of ( we can call it a sketch) it goes on. its not mis alignment but it goes on. you can not interrupt this process but maybe give it a serial number ( sketch 1, 2, 3… ) then you can…

line

a follow up to the line, a line which expresses itself, on its own is sometimes possible through an exercise of collage of minds thoughts. So its needed you work on the montages of the mind which come to you through tools which make montages. It’s only then, the line which expresses itself, has something…

workshop 1

The intention was to simultaneously shift between working and thinking in a sketchbook and the tools which come naturally in working and then shift the horizon to a larger area of working and then come back to the scale of the sketchbook. The large space allowed for possibility to expand the area of working in…

to walk

metros in delhi are meant to take me over the roads at a height of 30 feet in the air and down below in the basements, tunnels of the city. The only thing which saves me is the walking routes. Walking towards and on the escalators, going down hundreds of staircases into the metro station…

a walk

it’s something unique i noticed, about a walk today. it is an experience to finish your coffee and step out from a cafe where you have been sitting with your laptop for hours. and often in this experience i rush towards the auto rickshaw and i am thinking of the new destination to get to,…

Fear

last night, i could not prepare my mind to be part of the conversation the next morning, as fear eroded my mind. Not only fear, but the projections took over. And I realised a fascinating way of seeing the Mind. That if you lose focus of a certain activity as other thoughts take over, then…

Jan 2020

In the midst of all, in the middle of things In the centre of something i stand. Violence Erupting all around me. Everything can be resolved if we sit together and listen and respect the other person’s view. Hatred all around and a mindset which is unwilling to listen. The debates have lost all grounds….

The Final Report – on materials (1)

One part of the Pro Helvetia Residency at Rote Fabrik was about steering towards materials. It was the connection between working with a tool and its connection with how it effected my thinking. The tools of working were a pen, a paper cutter and paper. And this shift for me in these three months was…

dismissiveness

the dictionary defines dismissive as – ‘feeling or showing that something is unworthy of consideration’ and that is the only quality of drawing which is never spoken of. Usually the drawing is seen from many perspectives. It’s political, historical, contemporary point of view, yet is is rarely considered for its dismissive quality. To dismiss something…

putting thoughts together.

It’s a monday morning here in Zurich. Just like everyday for the past two months, i can hear cars, viechles, trams whizzing by outside my place of stay. Today is December 9, 2019 – 9:30 am. I only have one image. Being on top of the hill, the city of bern, an artificial park. a…

the newness in things

its 4:30 am here in Zurich. and i wish to write down my thoughts about a moment i encountered yesterday after getting down from Tram number 2 as it came running down a large bridge over the Rhine River. I had missed my station for the Kunsthalle Museum, Basel. I was visiting basel after exactly…