Snakes and Lotuses

A littul book I worked on as a final project for an Indian Literature course. :)
Through the texts I encountered I saw that snakes often symbolized men
and lotuses often symbolized women.
This is a poetic-imagery based interpretation of the relationships between the varied men and women through selected Indian texts.

Let us begin with a benediction
a prediction
a beautifully contorted contradiction
To shape without form.
To silence devoid of disdain.
To devotion despite disillusion.
To Divinity that exists
(if not in his fingertips)
then in everything that shimmers.


Rani from Nagamandala

Vasantsena from "mrittakatika"

I handmade the paper, the illustrations,poetry,collages and also bound it meself.

We are all made of stars

me paintstakingly-hand-drawn animated ads are all over Tv!
Please to be watching.
There are 15 little ads being shown over the month.
done for NDTV and The Week Magazine
with Kashyap Murali
Soundtrack by Kishan Balaji.
Watch watch watch! They're on every 20 minutes or so.
Or watch this space as I upload them slowly but surely.