Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Today is rakshabandhan and im supposed to tie a rakhi for my brother. Unfortunately he's too far away and frankly i had forgotten until he sent me a hate-sms saying i suck.
Thus, in order to prove my love for him, i bought a rakhi and made this.

Since i can't send him one, he can print this, cut out the rakhi and, uh.. stick it on his arm? :l
:) Take a look at the packaging for the rakhi. It's quite interesting.

Here are some of the details...

the air was thick with words

I need a favour from everyone checking this post. I am currently doing a project on linguistic conflict and its relation to identity. This illustration is part of that (but it also seemed to fit the theme to me). 

I need people to give me their interpretation of this image so if you could take a minute to tell me what you see in this i would be really grateful. You can be as detailed as you want.

You can see what i am doing in my project here

Thursday, 19 August 2010

yegyeshwariyer joins the monster gang

I decided to convert my new book into a monster. I'm not quite sure why i decided to, it just happened. Here my book was, relaxing contentedly, enjoying its self being a whole rectangle, when it got snatched and converted into a vaguely monster shape. Draw a few teeth, eyes and loads of hair and my monster book is ready.

I named it Yesyeshwariyer after my great great grandfather. I hope he doesn't end up hating me...

Monday, 9 August 2010

the latest log

These are a few pages from my latest log. 
The scans are pretty lousy though.

Friday, 6 August 2010

going geometrical

Was messing around with illustrator for sometime yesterday.
This is actually based on an image i remember seeing before. Wasn't upto creating my own trees so i decided to go triangular..

Sunday, 1 August 2010

the modern vishnu

Vishnu has been pestering me to send him a postcard forever in return for the one he sent me from dubai. I finally made one and gave it to get him off my case.
As usual it was the post-first-draw-later method.

I give you... the modern vishnu!
I love making and sending postcards. Provided ofcourse that i get a response. So if anyone out there (hopefully someone out there is reading my blog) wants a postcard courtesy moi, tell me i shall send!

Monday, 19 July 2010

posties fresh and luverly

I seem to be on a roll with the postcard thing. 
Here are some more i made to send...

Thursday, 15 July 2010


sometimes i wonder..
when did things become so surreal?

My friend seemed to really like this one so he took a few prints of it in a small size when he went printing. It looks really lovely in that tiny size...

Wednesday, 14 July 2010


im stressing... 
i can't seem to concentrate...

more postcards

Continuing in the postcard vein, this is the one Vishnu sent me from Dubai.
Very rudely, he seems to have chosen one with speechless written all over the front in different languages.
The front is actually silver and shiny but it doesn't seem to have come across in the scan.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

send.. then fill !

This is a postcard i sent to my friend vishnu from Kolkata.
I didn't really have the time to fill it in cal so i sent it to myself, forgot about it for 2 months, recieved a postcard from him, remembered, drew on it and then handed it over to him.
He still cribs about my post-card process at times... :P

My postcard on Vishnu's blog.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

the auuuugggh state of mind

My diploma project has well and truly started now. Everyone is back, the founder director has given her speech and the starting flag has been waved. The race is on!
I was going through the copious notes and mind-mapping i had made in my log while ideating for my proposal and i came across this little sketch i made while i was getting frustrated. 
It pretty much sums up how i was feeling then. And i have a feeling there are a lot more of these moments to come!

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

say cheese!

Its a pretty late post but this was strawberry cheesecake me and my friend divya made in Baroda for a dinner we were going to have with our friend Kalapi.
Unfortunately, Kalapi got conjunctivitis at the last minute and could'nt make it to dinner. And divya being divya never came home to eat it! I hogged most of it and saved the last slice for the two :)
You can get the recipie from my mum' blog - http://chittiskitchen.blogspot.com/
It's absurdly easy to make!
These are only two slices of the whole cake :) 

The cheesecake itself took barely any time to make. Once we were done, divya and i stuffed ourselves. We combined some biscuit base from a previous endeavour with coffee icecream and chocolate chips and sauce. 
Simple but delicious!

We washed our impromptu dessert with some pizza and lemonade. 
It was a fun day amidst all the diploma headache! :)

when work fails...

My mind was too cluttered to work so i tried to take some time off to experiment in the kitchen. Made a few tart bases. I kind of lost interest after that so i just topped it off with an enormous scoop of mocha ice cream and sauce. 
It tasted lovely despite the lazy improvisation. The crisp base complimented the cold ice cream beautifully.
It was definitely more fun than working!

Friday, 28 May 2010

just dessert

I've been trying to illustrate for quite a few days now but somehow i cant bring myself to sit down and do it. I finally decided that maybe i was trying the wrong craft. i decided to cook instead
Since all i seem to be doing these days is eat, i made some chocolate cake with some really sinful truffle icing to help matter along. 
I of course got liberal help from my mum, the expert, who probably would not have trusted me alone in the kitchen even if i wanted her to go!

my mum, using the rare opportunity of having someone else cook for her, and having a good go at the cake.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010


I know i know. Its been forever since i posted anything. In my defence, i have been preoccupied, first with my pre-diploma, then my feet's rendezvous with glass and finally with finding excuses for why i've been sitting around on my bum and not doing anything. 
Now that the inactivity on my blog has gotten to me i have decided to put up my so called excuse for not doing anything.
I hope you have a strong stomach. It's not pretty :(

the morning after :(

 after two weeks of healing