Sunday, December 02, 2012

Hellow? This is the custom domain blog hosted man you are talking to saar!

My blog now is linked to my *custom* Domain

Like a Bauss!

A Chai Bar Sunday

So today a mazdoor occupied our kitchen and we were unable to have breakfast. Mother was smart and decided to stick to fruits.

So left were me and papa, and then I reminded him of this "interesting" pamphlet we recieved in our newspaper some days back. And their prices were reasonable.

And the place actually turned out great. My father loved the prices first, he is from the WE HATE THE LOGIC OF A COFFEE FOR 50 RUPEES generation.
Also, he loved the idea, as he said - "Chai never got its due in India"
The place also plays old songs, so Madhumati and Bimal Roy made sure my father was happy.

As for me I was too. Its a nice place to go to. Plus it has internet. A full fledged internet cafe, with printers scanners etc.

Here are some pictures - 

So, it was fun!

nashta+chai for two - 150 rupees only.
The Indian inside me is happy.

on our way back I saw two people making GAJJAK.
- their hammer was made by Acme industries.

Monday, November 19, 2012

A pending post

I have this folder on my desktop.

It has been around for so long - items I wanted to blog about but never got around here are all of them - in one go -

An old image from someone else's profile with Political Cartoonists and Cartoonist Pran. Also in the image is Young Neelabh (TOI's cartoonist.)

Something Neelabh made for the Comic Con India team, just before the 1st one.


Orijit Sen's Punjab - one of the most detailed pieces of illustration - One day I'm going to see it - and interview Orijit Sen about it.

A switch board I painted.

This is something we saw in the 1st Doga comic while we were partying - Anant noticed this - whenever someone shot anyone in the comic - it went Chyum, Chyum - and then someone shoots at Doga - Doga shoots back and their shots cut each other off - and it become CHYUM-KAAT!

When I tried shaving with a straight razer

Recently bought an old HMT Pilot watch - and it works pretty well wanted to post about it with the contact details of the shop to buy it from. never got the time. this is from - 

+(91)-(11)-23959500, 23959500, 9212007867. 525, Ist Floor, Haveli Haider Quli, Fatehpuri, D-06, Delhi - 11000 

When Akul and I went to this South Africa National Day invite we got (never meant for us).  
 And I got a photo clicked with the Ambassdor of South Africa
 Bhupi Sir - my first cartooning teacher

When I am dressed up as Lata Mangeshkar

The Khushwant Singh painting Pritika gave me on my first birthday with her.

And how I painted her bathroom tanky.

And then she painted my nails in return

The most effervescent description by an artist - DESIGN, MEDIUMS, EXPLORE, wah wah - very beautiful. (I don't know her)
 When Ruskin bond didn't give a fuck (at Delhi Book Fair)

Bye bye folder. You're on the cloud now.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SUB! by Jesse Schmal

Another gem by Anand

generally speaking, the cocooned coffee-shop world of a growing number of journalists (having an affluent and insulated background) makes media narrative vulnerable to naive and shallow understanding of the heat, dust and banalities 
of everyday life. It shackles journalistic engagement.

As Manu Joseph tersely observes: “They are, after all, the easy beneficiaries of India’s inequities. It is not just about the maids, the baby maids, the cooks, the gardeners and the drivers, who come at laughable rates. The comfort is much deeper. As long as one is from a certain background, one does not have to be exceptional to go a long way in the private sector, academics, arts, media, anything really”.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Webchutney Calendars

I did the monthly webchutney calendars in 2011. This was right after I had left my job at Comic Con India/Random Magazine/Twenty Onwards Media.

The first calendar took longer to complete, but once I was there it was easy to do the rest.

Calendar 1 -

Brief #

Skirting the issue, are we?

Shakti Kapoor's entry in Bigg Boss garnered 30% more volume in tweets than Anna Hazare's activism on banishing corruption in India on Twitter!

First draft #




Yes only four. after that they had achieved the visibility they wanted.

working with me on this were - 

Sudesh Samaria, Shweta Bhandari

Uonline office early 2009

Indic Illustrator

I started work on Indic-illustrator in early 2009 - this was the time when I had realised that finding a comic artist was the most difficult task of all, and if it was difficult for me, someone who follows comics, imagine it for someone who has no connection with an ad agency - someone who works for an ad agency etc.

I was also at that time reaching out to international artists (based in south america and other places) which cost almost the same as our Indian artist, sometime even less.

so this flat world was another interesting thing.

I thought of integrating all of that into this idea, basically a version of Hire an illustrator

Sharing some images of the website concept.

This was a project I had worked long on, it was even my final year B.Tech Computer Science & Engineering degree thesis.

Saumin Patel and Harsho Mohan (who was an acquaintance back then) was gracious to allow me to use his artwork in the gallery -

Harsho Mohan even made a header for the website, since my own cartooning skills had developed little back then

This was even my diploma project for my B.Tech Computer Sciences and Engineering degree.