Poster Art Bullet Boy!

The poster explores the romantic obsession with Royal Enfield’s Bullet. It uses old Indian ad motifs and a bit of surrealism.

Bird Sanctuary of Lakh Bahosi: The Abode of Sarus

Spread in a large area of about 80 sq kilometres, it is one the larger bird sanctuaries in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is also one of the 94 bird sanctuaries across India recognized under the National Wetland Protection Scheme. Studies suggest that around 50, 000 waterbirds flock to the wetlands of Lakh-Bahosi between the months of December and March. A total of 250 bird species, native and migratory, are supported by the sanctuary’s distinctive ecosystem at different times during the year. The migratory species arrive from far flung regions in Siberia, Tibet, Europe, Central Asia and China.

The Makanpur Fair : Part History, Part Myth

It was here that Baba Madar’s tribe grew and ever since 1434 AD, his death anniversary or Urs is celebrated as the Makanpur Mela in the months of February and March attracting followers and tourists from distant regions.

To Agra and back – A Solo Biking Adventure

Going to Agra and visiting the Taj is one of those things you know that one has to accomplish as a tourist sooner or later. It makes one wonder if much happens in Agra besides this white marbled marvel.

A Visit to the Ramnagaria Fair

Every year the Ramnagaria fair is held on the banks of Ganges at Panchal ghat in my home district Farrukhabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India . Beginning in late January and concluding by February end, Ramnagaria is frequented by approximately five hundred thousand pilgrims and tourists from across the country.

Stop at Barhan – An Old Railway Station in Agra

But little did I know then that a relatively easy 7 hour ride in an air-conditioned bus is going to turn into a two day affair involving – an unexpected cancellation, a train derailing accident, a short stop at Barhan Junction (Agra) and multiple changes of conveyance before I could reach home a day later.

Indifference

On a distant skyline,
The last ray of sun went plop into the ocean…

An Unexpected Stop at Mathura Junction

I would have perhaps preferred to make a planned trip to Mathura, but in the aftermath of my few hours of unexpected stay here I have certainly grown more curious about this rather religious city, the birthplace of Krishna, the naughtiest God in Hindu Mythology.

Archiving in India : A Critical Rant

Archiving when it is best practised, concerns itself not only with the form and the content of the artwork but the people behind it — the thriving Habitus. It attempts to personalise artefacts from our past, thus connecting the lives of the artists with the lives their creations. It allows us to go back in time and pull down the curtains.