Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Its 12:15 in the night

and I am in the middle of some office work. I remember those days when my partner and I were up till 2 or 3 in the night. Him doing his work or reading, while I used to create some drawings. It feels like yesterday. I miss that freedom, the freedom to choose to stay up late.
I feel like sipping a nice warm cup of coffee, and have some cookies. But dont have the energy to do so. :( Its not even the middle of the week and I am already feeling drained.
So here's my question to my friends in the blog world. What do you do, when you feel drained/ exhausted.
Guess I'll hit bed in sometime, once this **** is done.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Work - Lord Ganesha

I definitely need to buy a few thin sized brushes. In the meantime I get to practice with colors , which by the way is my favorite part :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Work Waves of Time

The last weekend, I decided to give canvas painting a try. I headed to Landmark and got me some Acrylic colors, Brushes and 2 small canvas boards. I was a little nervous before starting this experiment, after working on the digital medium all this while. Anyways I am satisfied with the result, but can do better.
Hub is leaving for a friend's wedding on the coming Saturday and will be back only on Tuesday. This will leave me quite some time for further trials :)

Monday, November 9, 2009


So I have put on almost 3 kgs after coming back to India. The reason being no exercise. Back in the US I was doing all the household chores myself, cooking healthy food for us and keeping things in check. Now with the job and stuff, it s tough to find time for these things. I still have breakfast and dinner at home, but lunch is in office. And, I think I end up eating more of it. I am planning to find some aerobics classes just for weekends(like an hour on Saturday and sunday).
This really sux, I cant any longer fit into my old jeans.
I ll seriously have to become more careful about the whole thing now. I so wish that the firm that I work with had a gym. That way I could have atleast, taken out some time out of those sedentary 10 hours in office. I will try and come up with some POA on it SOON.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Schizophrenia -2

Since my brother is suffering with Schizophrenia, I have been going over some articles online. I am actually looking for support groups/ rehab centers/ hospitals that provide treatment for patients suffering from Schizophrenia. The link is for an article on the facilities that are coming up/ currently present in India. I found it quite informative and hence sharing it as a post on my blog

Any kind of information/ links/ guidance on Schizophrenia will be highly appreciated.
You can personally contact me on my email id: or leave me a comment, in case you want to get in touch with regards to Schizophrenia.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Afternoon Tea - Illustration to poem by Marianna Jo Arolin

Afternoon Tea by Marianna Jo Arolin

My copper kettle
whistles merrily
and signals that
it is time for tea.

The fine china cups
are filled with the brew.
There's lemon and sugar
and sweet cream, too.

But, best of all
there's friendship, between you and me.
As we lovingly share
our afternoon tea.

~Marianna Jo Arolin

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Momee

For some special friends turning moms or going to be moms.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Trust in a Relationship

While random surfing I found this small Google answer.
Trust in a relationship specifically must mean not asking for the other to prove
something. If you have the proof, you would not need the trust.
It's to not know, yet believe.
So how do people build up the initial trust?
As so often, we base  on the future by experiences of the past. There are two
very different approaches, one pessimist and doubtful, and one
optimist and hopeful. In real life, people are usually somewhere in
between the one or the other:
1. A person mistrusts another person, until eventually the other makes
it obvious over time the mistrust is unnecessary
2. A person trusts another person, until eventually the other makes it
obvious over time the trust is unjustified.

P.S. I will miss the snowfall. A few months more and
it will be snowing again in USA.
:( I wont be able to see it anymore.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Feeling, Back

It is almost 15 minutes to 3 am in Bangalore. I type these words as I feel the moist wind on the 6th floor of an apartment complex where my husband and I are staying as of now. I have an office to reach at 9 tomorrow morning and there are no signs of sleep. I wonder how many more men/ women would there be like me, wondering about life at these odd hours when all that is visible is the sleepy city's high rise buildings. Yea, the buildings seem very sleepy and the few trees that exist by their side are exhausted. I do not like this wetness which stuffs up my nose and lungs and makes breathing hard for me, especially in the night. The doctors call it allergy and I will take time to get used to it, perhaps the medicines will make it easier in the coming days. I have opened my windows wide and the ceiling fan is doing its job.

I am back.

P.S. I miss USA and it is 3 am now.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The tarot card that defines my hubby

You are The High Priestess

Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.

The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Three two one

These are final three days for my hubby and me in the USA, as we prepare to leave on Saturday morning for home(India). We were here in the state of Indiana for a brief one year period. My husband was invited to the Purdue University in Jan 2008 by a professor who found his PhD thesis interesting and wanted him to work on one of the projects here in his department. We got married last year and I decided to take a small break from work thereafter. My hubby has been my best friend and a confidante for a long time before we decided to marry. I have enjoyed this long break for two reasons. The first obvious reason was, getting to spend a lot of time with my hubby. I love him so much and hope that I can be a good partner to him. The second reason was getting a break from work. It helped me relax and recover from the blues of corporate life. I am quite refreshed now.

My husband is at a point of starting his career. It will be a tough time for him. All I pray for, is strength, patience and faith, to be able to support him through this period. I hope his defense goes on well and he finds a good job.

Keeping fingers crossed.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

TheTarot Card that defines me.

You are The Fool

The Fool is the card of infinite possibilities. The bag on the staff indicates that he has all he need to do or be anything he wants, he has only to stop and unpack. He is on his way to a brand new beginning. But the card carries a little bark of warning as well. Stop daydreaming and fantasising and watch your step, lest you fall and end up looking the fool.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Monday, July 20, 2009

First Anniversary

I completed my first marriage anniversary on the 11th of July.
Just a small doodle for us to mark the occasion.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Love is,

Just a quick drawing for today, that I made in Inkscape. It was finally layered and textured in gimp. Prints of the drawing are available in RedBubble. Just click on the image in order to visit my RB profile.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I promise I will be more careful in handling my laptop

My Laptop drank some water and it started to act in the morning. My mistake, I was careless. I will never do it again. I promise I will be more careful.
I promise I will be more careful in handling my laptop
I promise I will be more careful in handling my laptop
I promise I will be more careful in handling my laptop
I promise I will be more careful in handling my laptop
I promise I will be more careful in handling my laptop
I promise I will be more careful in handling my laptop
I promise I will be more careful in handling my laptop
I promise I will be more careful in handling my laptop
I promise I will be more careful in handling my laptop
I promise I will be more careful in handling my laptop

PS. I did not copy paste , I genuinely wrote it 10 times (typed)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Muffin Fairy - Illustration Friday Wrapped

Eat Me

I have just started to read Lewis Carroll's Book "Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland". I am hooked onto the book which is delightfully captivating. And, as I read the book I relish some delicious German chocolate cake. Awesome combination I must say. The current track that I am listening to is called Music Box Lullaby
Enjoy the cake with me

Sunday, June 28, 2009


A doodle today, straight out of my mind on to the paper, while listening to dhrupad.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Buddha - Illustration Friday

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.?
~ Buddha

I was not able to share an illo related to "hollow", but I loved the quotation so much and, so here is a painting of Buddha.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


"The past was nothing to her; offered no lesson which she was willing to heed. The future was a mystery which she never attempted to penetrate. The present alone was significant..."

the Awakening by Kate Chopin

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Illustration Friday - Shaky

A lot has been going on lately in my head. Things related to my career, my husband's career.
It ll be a tough ride to home and it might take some time before we settle. The two hearts are me and my hubby's. The third is my love for drawing.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Happy Faces T shirt

Click on the image to buy the t at RedBubble

Holi, also called the Festival of Colors, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and countries with large Hindu diaspora populations, such as Suriname, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, the UK, Mauritius, and Fiji.

Holi is celebrated by people throwing colored powder and colored water at each other. Bonfires are lit the day before, also known as Holika Dahan (death of Holika) or Chhoti Holi (little Holi). The bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad had when Demoness Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, carried him into the fire. Holika was burnt but Prahlad, a staunch devotee of god Vishnu, escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion.

Source – Wikipedia

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

SeaFlames - Illustration Friday - Unfold

The sea goddess reveals herself and her secret unfolds.
I could a tale unfold whose lightest word
Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood,
Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres.
- William Shakespeare

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Like the clouds you drift me away

Why are we happy - TED talk by Dan Gilbert

Whilst browsing through the videos on TED I stumbled upon this talk by Dan Gilbert on "Why are we Happy?"
Things have not always worked in my favor. I have not always got what I wanted, and when I complained, my friends and family told me that I am not the only one who is suffering. At that moment I felt like giving a punch in their faces. However now, in retrospect, I have come to realize, that they were not totally wrong, that it was not all that bad after all, and that I did get over things which troubled me.My brain helped me synthesize happiness in myself and changed the way I perceived certain things in order to achieve it. I "moved on" in simple words.
Here is the link to video
The video has influenced me in a good way. The next time I find myself in a state of dissatisfaction, because of an unfulfilled desire or need, I would know that it would not matter in due course of time. I will perhaps, move on with it faster, to try and fulfill something else.