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“No object is mysterious, the mystery is your eye” – Elizabeth Bowen

Pic credit: Naresh Saginala

You can find yogi’s any where in India, some new bee’s, some in the process, some who might have attained higher consciousness and some just pretending to be one. Looking at this one I wondered – is he a genuine one or a fake!!!  Is he meditating, contemplating or he is just tired and relaxing? What made him give up worldly pleasures and adorn saffron robes and roam the streets without shoes on his feet, a roof on his head? What could his life have been before he decided to take this path? Is he repenting his decision or is he in bliss already? Was it his true calling or just an influence?

I would never know ….!!!

DP Photo Challenge: Peek



“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light” – Aristotle

Picture of the Golden Temple: Sri Harimandir Sahib in Amritsar. It is a treat for the eyes and peace to the mind.

DP Photo Challenge: Glow


“Little Steps – Big Impact”

My Bachi, little creature who had\has a huge impact in our lives. It been a year since he is gone but we still miss him the same. I still wonder how he might have returned back to this world – again as a dog, a cow which stared at me, the lizard which refuses to leave my room,  a human whom I might meet after some years; or is his karmic debt cleared and he is gone for good.

DP Photo Challenge: Scale



“Chaos was the law of nature, Order was the dream of man” – Henry Adams

DP challenge: Order



“A world full of love, light and laughter – its time has come. Let’s make it happen” Sadhguru

The evening aarti at the Harsiddhi Mata Mandir, Ujjain where hundreds of people gather daily to witness the 736 lamps that are lit and to pray. Harsiddhi means “Attainment of Shiva”. Some come here to pray for spiritual gains and some come for materialistic gains and some come to take selfies. The aura that is created here every evening takes you to a transcendental state and I was happy to witness it.

DP Photo Challenge: Wish



“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Recently I was reading this book, “The One Thing” by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan; and got into thinking about priorities and choices. As adults when we have a choice and everything is at our discretion, is there a clear formula for making decisions so that we can make the best decisions for us and not trade them for just any decision?

I found my answer in PRIORITY, as long as we pause and think what really matters to us and let that drive our day/decisions we will have a sense of progress and can avoid getting trapped in busyness.

This painting was inspired by two thoughts –

  1. How important our environment is – we should make all effort to keep the earth beautiful as it should be so that we can enjoy living in it.
  2. How important our environment is – we should surround ourselves with people who add value to our life’s so that we can stay positive, productive and happy.

Random Thoughts!!!




“Puli Vesham” – predominantly famous in coastal Andhra where folk artistes done  the role of a tiger  and dance to the drum beats (dappu) of percussion artistes. The original folk dance was a demonstration of strength and fierce fight between the hunter and the tiger.

The best part of the ‘puli vesham’, many say, was the head gear depicting the various moods of the tiger. Usually the head gears depicted the ferociousness of the animal.

Though it has lost patronage we can still find it in small towns and villages where artistes are trying to keep the culture alive.

DP Photography Challenge – Resilient



“No amount of anxiety can change the future, No amount of regret can change the past” – Karen Salmansohn

Peacocks 12″X12″ board

It’s been a while I have painted something, one because of a relocation AGAIN… but more than that I have been overthinking a lot about what to paint and planning for a complicated project, but when I couldn’t come up with anything I just took the board and paint and did a simple art piece – which makes me happy 🙂


Rajasthani Woman

“Perform all work carefully, guided by compassion” – Ved Vyasa                 (The Bhagavat Gita)
Acrylics on 16" X 24" canvas board

Acrylics on 16″ X 24″ canvas board



“Be as you wish to be seem” – Socrates



Dance of nature

“Life is a dance of nature.” ― Toba BetaNature-dance

Wall mural – Indian dance forms 4

“Happiness can exist only in acceptance” – George Orwell

This is a North Indian dance form – Kathak





Wall mural – Indian dance forms 3

“Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half”  – Bum Phillips

This West Indian dance form is known as Garba.





Wall mural – Indian dance forms 2

“Life’s a dance, you learn as you go” – J Montgomery

This is a East Indian dance form called Manipuri. I have brightened up the first image to showcase the glittery veil 🙂





Wall mural – Indian dance forms 1

“Do all things with love, passion and dedication!” – Patrick Driessen


This is a South Indian dance form named Bharatnatyam. 

wall mural


Indian dance forms- In progress

“Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche



wall art

wall art


Second wall art in Progress -started on 22-Aug-2015, let’s see how much time this thing takes 🙂




“You can’t start the change unless you dare to be different.”  – Toba Beta


“Shivi” is my figment of imagination, I wanted to write my own comic series and make her my superwomen. So until I do that, here I just want to dedicate this to all the woman in my life who inspire and motivate me to chase my dreams 🙂




Vakratunda Manakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha 

Nirvighnam Kurume Deva Sarva Karyeshu Sarvada



Oh god with curved trunk, large body whose aura is likes light of crores of sun

Please make my entire work obstacle free, forever.



“If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found.” ~ Unknown


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original sketched

original sketched




“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy




Divine beauty

“Beauty is power, a smile is its sword” – John Ray

Divine beauty

Divine beauty



“To be happy–one must find one’s bliss”  – Gloria Vanderbilt

Acrylics on A3 Paper

Acrylics on A3 Paper

I am not able to capture the true colors and life in the painting. I am going to try some photoshop techniques that I am learning. But in the meantime just wanted to share the painting as I am done with it.




“The earth has music for those who listen” – George Santayana




“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself” – Andre Gide

Acrylic on 8' X8' board

Acrylic on 8′ X8′ board

Started out to make a real life image, but true to form ended up making an abstract or whatever you call this art 🙂


Colors of life

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” ~Stephen King

Oil Pastels A4 sheet

Oil Pastels A4 sheet

Trying to get out of that slump all over again, so until I buy my easel I plan to play with these messy oil pastels.

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