Wednesday, October 20, 2010

one over the other
hop          skip           jump
clean your wings
lick your lips
fly over junk
i, i know you
you all have some
in that secret place
in your heart
in his head
in the closets
come out. come out
it's a love story of limbs
one unto another
we'll look away 
won't we?
like we always do
i know


i know.

fuck these flies
always around us.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

anything can happen.
stumble through the sun.
you're a kaleidoscope in black.
waves and whispers.
put one foot before the other.
walk with yourself.
silence is still noise.
all you have to do is listen.
keep it in.
no, smile a little.
keep it real.
yes, feel a little.
try life.
try love.
anything can happen.
even happiness.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Jogi Preaches ~

THE RE-CAP: First time I've had a class on a Sunday.

                                             

1. This is a new Threshold, enter it, don't step out.. it's a one way now. 

2. We're learning to learn.

3. Design is a discipline that changes the way you connect to everything and everyone around you. It is life-altering and changing. 

4. Design is a way of life, to every other field there are two separate things, a career and a personal life... but design IS your life, this is what you love doing, there need be no split in your persona.

5. Leave your baggage behind, embrace openness and your capacity to listen, even if you don't agree.

6. Till now, we had become used to a particular way of thinking, learning, living - we are unlearning it all now, so that we can be open to everything else. Lets break our conditioning !

7. From memory-based learning to merit-based learning.

8. From brain-waste to full use of your brain not just the right or left side of it, but all of it, finding the perfect balance.

9. Don't be secretive, be open.. share and learn.

10. Recognize your peers, spend time with them. Learn from them, Never look down upon anybody.

11. Design is a way of being.

12. We're going to design the future, change the world. Get comfortable with it.

13. New tools : Plan backwards, finish assignments, phase it out, don't procrastinate. Finish things when they're supposed to be finished. 

14. Use THAT moment that you are in to learn ! Interact !!

15. Show that there is a growth... just for yourself first !!
Don't relax just because you are good at something. Always, always strive to do better than your best.
You have to progress, not stagnate !
In the end you have to be better than you started out with.

16. Keep a Journal - learn words/phrases, note things down.. Your questions especially. 

17. Rest right, sleep the nights, eat good.

18. Be a good student.

19. Chuck your attitudes and masks, you don't need to impress anyone. Don't have a false sense of yourself, no victimhood, no shit. Don't be a victim of your past... this is your ground zero.

20. Don't stay at minimum requirement. Assignments are ladders you use to climb up. Don't compare yourself to others. Your ladder can take fifty rungs while someone else's may only take ten while anothers' might take seventy. Getting to the top using the best of your abilities, thats what matters! not the rungs on your ladder.

21. The Role of a Studio is central, - Learn from everything, tune into the space, be aware of what's going on around you and always contribute, help in creating an open atmosphere of learning!
This is your central workspace where you learn, show, collect, create, and share.

22. At the end of the day, what are we becoming ? - We become people who are able to appreciate quality in everything around us.

23. We need to know things, how materials work and more, to design according to the time, resources and other requirements. 

24. Make networks ! Not just designers and design students but even people you meet otherwise, everyone is a resource for knowledge even the guy on the street. To partner with when needed, to share, collaborate with and learn from !

25. Share your inspirations - books, music, websites, network using that as well. Read more, know more.
Keep connecting with people.

26. Connect and work with NGO's at some point in your life. Bring people you can learn from to your other peers, so you can all learn from them together.

27. Have a blog. 

28. Good words : ENGAGE - with things, with mutual respect, give and take.
DISCOVER - the new, newer experiences, opportunities.
MAKE - It's only when you make, that you are made !!
CONNECT - Everything will work back with you.
ASPIRE. ENJOY. BECOME.

29. Make sure you are growing everyday, if you haven't , pause and think why, what happened to slow you down. Everyday is a chance for learning - every little thing and moment.

30. Always stay motivated.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

La la la LA. la. - A few Notes from Unlearning.


When we were asked to go out to the grounds and bring stuff in, so that we could make compositions using the material....why didn't we actually explore and go through all of the campus ?? We had been given 2 hours, but we only went to the ground right outside class. We perused, but we did not feel it truly. We concenterated more on procuring than truly experiencing... On the goal, more than the process.
WE LIMIT OURSELVES. WHY ?

When we made compositions and later portable versions of the same... Why did we have to a concept ? A story ? Why couldn't it just have been ??

WE GET CONFUSED, WHEN GIVEN FREEDOM.

- Don't narrow yourself down, saying you love this or hate this or that... or that you only want to do this and not that - 

Be broad-minded, don't just think of "why"s think of the "why-not"s !!
Be open, share, learn from other's work, don't hold it against them.

Don't make yourself an island, Don't be secretive about your work... be interested in everything and everyone around you, you'll never truly learn when you only focus on yourself.

Design Teachers don't oppose you...they are here with you.

Don't plug into your pod and tune out of what's happening around you. Anything can be an inspiration.
BE A PART OF WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW !!

Get comfortable with your place in this world, what a designer does, who you are, what you do and what you are going to do. Get excited about everything, and keep collecting inspirations. Always keep a journal !!

Unless you know what question to ask, you won't get the right answers.

EXPRESSION OF YOUR PERSONAL OPINION EVEN IF NO ONE ELSE GETS YOU, SHOULD NOT MAKE YOU ANTI-SOCIAL.

Design is not 2x2=4.

Anybody who comes up with innovations, your mom, other artisans, artists, people on the streets, off it or on it, anybody is your Design Peer. Learn from them !!

Universal Design is design that caters to everybody.
NATURE MADE DISABILITIES, WE MADE HANDICAPS.

Drawing something, is like drawing from a well. We are all wells, but you can only draw from a well if there is water in it.. so experience.touch.learn.feel.observe.take it all in. Drawing is not just visual. You need water in your well. Reproduce your sensations in your work.

Artists express their inner struggle or their interpretation of issues outside or around them, that is why they're often controversial, because they express it so.

We become different because our insights and thoughts on things change - because we think differently, not because of how we live, how we look etc., but because we interpret, receive, feel, think things differently with much more meaning or lesser or differently or as such. 
THAT IS WHY WE MAYBE PERCEIVED TO BE DIFFERENT.
Not because of anything else. Don't mix it up.

We have to get out of the Linear way of thinking things, this one sided way of looking at things realistically, learn to attribute, symbolise, imagine !!

Emotions make it real. Try other perceptions, abstract, unreal !! The lines between Abstract, real, Real abstract and Abstract-real are very thin.

Being Fashionable is nothing but being relevant in the moment. "The buzz" so to speak.

" I don't agree with what you're saying, but I will fight to death than take away your right to speak your mind"
- On Freedom of Expression.


Friday, July 2, 2010

OH NOES !

So here I am at Design School, our first few days were devoted to a Threshold Programme, where we UNLEARNED with Mr. Joginder Pangal, a famous designer who was in the first batch at NID.

Anyhow.. during "Unlearning" and over how Abstract is this and that and Real is also Abstract, but Abstract is not Real,you see...This is pretty much how I felt. I'm still opening my mind to all that is to come, so . Yay? anyone??!! Ha !



Words are like you and me, they all have meaning.

In its mind swirled,
the sky, the soil,
the sun, the sand.
They swirled and twirled,
into the black cosmos of its own making.

What was it? You would never know,
It held all, made all.
It contained all.

Colors of yellow, green,
brown - white,
blue and black.
From shallow withins and deeps without.

It brought all, mixed all.
It created all.

Feelings of joy, sorrow,
pain and gain.
Sensations both hard and smooth; soft and rough;
"IT" was in the making,
A black-hole of promise,
In an universe of emptiness.

- Poem that randomly appeared during Story-telling assignment, tried to think of the abstract, still ended up with the real, sounds nice when read aloud, well officially my first poem at design school -

Monday, June 7, 2010

Shutterspective

My very own Photography page is here, and as usual, I'm a bit haphazard with updations, but I'm working on it !!
I've called it Shutterspective Photography, which would you believe, no one has thought of using before ( I googled to check, yes I did :P )


SHUTTERSPECTIVE - (noun)

With reference to Photography, the Shutter is a device and mechanism in a camera that allows light to pass through it, for the purpose of exposing the film or sensor in the camera to the light, so that one may capture a permanent image of an object, place, person or any random odd thing that depicts :

1. a) A view or a Vista
b) A mental view or outlook

2. The appearance of objects in depth or as perceived by normal vision.

3. a) The relationship of aspects of a particular subject to each other, and to a whole. 
b) Subjective evaluation of relative significance (i.e) a point of view
c) The ability to perceive things in their actual interrelations or comparative importance






Anyhow here's the link : Shutterspective Photography

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Doodles



Belle in the Woods - style random storyline that disappeared as soon as it appeared

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bars


Fountain-Pen Ink on Ivory Paper

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Criteria



 Water-Color and Mixed Media on Ivory Paper.

- The paper cuttings are from the matrimonial section of a Tamil weekly -
                                                              

Sunday, February 14, 2010

About Love,

There was supposed to be an article at the end of this.... but.. well, I think what people said themselves was quite enough, it might take you about 10 minutes to read through all of this, but it will be worth it and it will stay with you for a long time after... I went around asking people over sms's, and chat and facebook about why they love the person in their life... and this is what I got, divided into his and hers.

THE BOY- MEN SPEAK :

I guess it's because of what she means to me you know? I mean I can never feel what I feel for her with anybody else… She makes me feel so good about myself, and she makes me WANT to spend every moment of my life with her. 

There are a million reasons why I love her and when I come to really think of it there is no need of reason. I hope you get what I mean. 

I don't have a reason, don’t need one… Its love, when has logic ever applied? There are a million things I like about her but I'm pretty sure there are other people who have those qualities too, but I'm not in love with them, am I ? I'm with her !! So no, I don't really have a reason. 

I love her because I couldn't help but love her … and a bundle of other reasons that I couldn't see in anyone else but her.

She interests me. I interest her. I smile involuntarily when I look at her. She intrigues me. I can't read her entirely. She's not possessive or to be possessed. There is freedom in this love. 

She made me feel complete and at peace with myself. 

I just cannot define why I love her… it's something which I feel from inside that makes me connect with her… as the saying goes " Love is blind " for me it's true in the sense that till today even after all these years, I don't know why I love her… It's just a blind jump that we took after we clicked. For such relationships to go over the long distance and the long years to come, it has to go beyond physical appearance or any other attributes… It just comes down to being with the person you're most comfortable with.

I loved her because she accepted who I was. She understood that nobody is perfect and loved me even when she knew my flaws. She was my total opposite, yet she loved me. Even though we were so different from each other, we felt a strong connection between us since the day we first met. I think its all about not having to look across at each other in life , but to look together in the same direction at life. 

I loved her because I really like her a lot. She was there with me whenever I needed someone. I could talk to her about anything under the sun. We had so many common interests and we always had a good time when we were around each other. 

I love her because she is crazy and she is beautiful for it. We've mutually decided to be with each other, it could have been with anyone, but she and I did and we're very happy.

Falling in love just happens, there are no reasons. It's more like a realization… Love is just a feeling… a state of being!!


I loved her because at that moment she fit my definition of love. To me love is not something fixed; it's very dynamic it keeps on changing as the two people grow into and with each other. So what is today 2+2 = 4 may not be the same tomorrow. I loved her at that point in time because that’s what I thought love to be.

I don’t know right now. I guess you just love them. I'm honest enough to know that I've not found the one yet and I'm thankfully mature enough to not foolishly go searching for her. When it happens, it will. 

I love her because she's a fantastic person, companion and friend and she is everything that I've been looking for in the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with… and that's something I didn't discover until I actually started living with her. (Married)

I love her because she totally gets me and it's just so simple with her. 

I love her because she gets me like nobody else does and she makes me feel very special. 

Certain things they did or thought matched with my actions and thoughts. 

For me it was mainly because we both shared the same ideals, same outlook, the rebelliousness etc., so basically it was an emotional and philosophical thing. Plus she was independent, smart and very sure of herself. We clicked right from day one!

Personality, being comfortable around them and as simple as the fact that I could laugh with them all the time over anything and everything. 

I love them because they were and are with me when I most needed them.

It’s a moment that just happens, a revelation... You don’t really see reason after a point.

Well because she understands or at least makes a sincere effort to understand this supremely complex mind of mine. I've found her standing by me in every possible circumstance. She is the one I find solace in. The one I can confide in.

I loved her because of what she was with me, the way she made me feel. I loved the way she loved her independence, her virtues and her stubborn stand on so many things. I loved the way she laughs; it got me thinking always…made me feel so content always like a moment I'd love to freeze. I still love her laugh. 

There's no reason, it's been 7 years. 4 since we broke up. And I'm still searching for the reason in me, I don’t know why… I still love her, haven’t looked at another girl. 

She loves me, so I love her for who she is, which is someone who makes me feel real good. Trust, love, security, everything I get from her makes me love her all the more.


I love her and it just happened. One day the way I saw her just changed, I don't remember when, or what or how… but it did. I think it’s a matter of a moment or a day or a night, sometime it happens without you even knowing it and when you realize you can't help but give in. That's why they say you fall in love, because you really, truly do fall 

I will love her because I can paint a picture with her in the future; I want to be able to visualize things in the future with her.

I love her because there is a great deal of fondness and understanding and I smile every time I think of her. 

The only other people who love us so much are our blood relations, so when someone else loves me unconditionally like that, how can I not love them back. Love is caring, sharing, adjusting to whatever situation we both face. She gives me her hands in support at any time, otherwise it wouldn't be love. It isn't just all about happiness it is also about the strength to face and mount over any obstacle presented.

I was in love with her because I was very comfortable; I could talk to her about anything… No communication gaps, no formalities and I knew her so well I could almost complete her sentences.

I love her because of so many reasons. Not one but many. She helps me find my inner peace. She is my companion, my soul mate, my best friend and she allows me to express myself in way I could never with others. She turns me on as a person. She helps me grow. She stimulates my intelligence, my creativity, my vision. She is the reason I want to be more.

Well, I love her for who she is and because she makes me complete. (Married) 

It’s a feeling. What is love, anyway? Love is the purest form of friendship, the person you love has to be your best friend as well as certain things beyond that. They are there for you. You're genuinely happy for each other without any conditions.. expecting them to go against their nature and hurt themselves to make you happy is not love. It has to be mutual. It has to have acceptance.

This is really vague. I love her idiosyncrasies, the way she can abate my seriousness or sadness or misery by saying something that makes me smile. 

I'm completely sold on love being a farce, a figment of imagination rather. Even if it does exist, it doesn't apply to 99% of the people who say they are in love, or that they love someone….for most people it is a blanket you pull over yourself to make you feel better.

I like love her because she is 1.Very good looking. 2. Caring/Lovable. 3. I think she is the one for me. 

I love her because we are friends first and then lovers… we don't go all lovey-dovey and stuff…and neither do we try flaunting it to others. We know we are in love, that's it. No insecurities. To quote Bollywood, I could say "Pyaar dosti hai yaar".

I love her not just for one reason… She is trustworthy, she is my best friend, she is a good human being above all this. Pretty, cute, funny, mischievous, egotistical, I love it all, especially the way she loves me. And as much as I make fun of the way she speaks, walks, eats, talks, I wouldn't change anything about her. I love her for who she is.

I loved her so that we could share joy, sorrow and support each other. Everyone gets lonely you know… Love solves this anomaly, it's not really describable.

It's complicated. She is the only one who understands me and does not care what I did in the past. She is not shallow like most other girls because she actually, genuinely cares about everybody. I can tell her anything and she will try to understand it… she tries and then she accepts…She is herself with me, completely… always frank… The truth is, I've never been this happy with anyone or on my own. I love making her happy. (Very young love) 

Love really has no reason, but if you're asking for that special chemistry, I'd say that she's someone who understands and accepts me the way I am… and its like this instant emotion, that you get with this one person in your life and for me it happened with her, and what can I say, I'm a lucky man !

I loved her because she changed something in me for the better.

She's intelligent, understanding, doesn't breathe down my neck and is very supportive. (Married)

I love her because humans aren't designed to go through their lives alone and love is basically friendship and great sex :P I mean as cliched at it sounds, she is my best friend too. 

I love her because she brings out a side of me that I never knew existed. She makes me want to fulfill every dream of hers. I was never that kind of guy, but she made me think about the future, about wanting to be somewhere with her and getting there and still being close to her...and when my bike ran out of fuel, 40kms outside the city, 8.30pm in the night, she pushed the bike alongside me saying " Don't worry...This is sooooo cool " How can I not love this girl !! 

I love her because she makes it so easy. She is the first person to ask me how I am, and really mean it. When I am with her it's the most amazing experience, and when I'm not I know it's where I need to be. There are just so many little things that work between us. We have literally been like an old married couple from the time we met and it's unlike anything I've ever known. Loving her makes me truly happy.

It's silly. I loved him because he could make me laugh, there was a lot of teasing, jokin' around. Funniness and fun. You know like when you can call someone out on everything ? Yeah...like that. 

I love her because she cares...a LOT. Very committed. Very loveable. Very cute. 

Well she was sweet, had a nice personality, similar interests and yeah the physical thing..the attraction... Not really love is it ...they call it an infatuation or a crush.

It's hard to define or say why I'm in love with her, but I am. It's got a lot to do with dreams of our life together. It started with attraction that developed into something much more deep and meaningful. It's hard to say how or why it happened, but I'm so happy it did. 

I loved her because I just liked that person.I mean, I don't know...I just loved her. 2 years of not speakin to her verbally, not even eye contact but seeing her go through her life...and then suddenly one fine day...I just loved her.






AND THE GIRL- WOMEN SPEAK




I love him because he makes me feel complete… as in I'm just completely myself with him and also because I can trust him blindly.

I was drawn to how intellectually stimulated I felt around him, how he gave me something to think about and it wasn't some mindless, vapid shit. It was actual conversation. It's also about all the small things like being around him, liking the same music etc. that started things off

For the record, I don't really love him. I'm with him because I like him a lot. I care for him because we have fun together and I want to see where this goes for us. I love my best friend because no matter what he says, whatever manipulative crap he pulls on me, no matter the worst ways he finds to hurt me; he always, always comes back and tries to make it ok… and slowly now, his walls are falling away and he is letting me in. I love because he demands honesty even when it hurts him the most, and he always gives the same 100% honesty back even if he knows it will make his life miserable. I love him because he listens to just himself and makes his own call however stupid or silly it may seem to the rest of us and yet when he does realize he's wrong… he's man enough to admit it.

I love him because he seemed to be the perfect embodiment of all my wants and wishes.

I love him because he is he and I am I, and together We. Just. Are.

I love him because with him I am myself and I don't have to be even one bit hesitant to express what I feel. He is my best friend and with him it's so much fun. It doesn't feel like I'm with my "Boyfriend" when I'm around him. There is so much ease. There are also a ton of stupid fights and serious arguments but we can still work over them without worrying about where it would end, because he and I are forever !

Because I just love him, I love everything about him and also because he loves me back unconditionally.

Well basically, I've spent so much time around him, getting to know him and he's grown on me, you know what I mean? And then you get the feeling that he is important to you and plus he is someone who I can talk to anytime of the day, be silly or be myself and have a lot of fun with.

You don't need a reason to be in love ya !! I still haven't been in love Haha!

He is that part of me who I share everything with – my pillar of support, strength, even a father figure at times. I can be what I want to be around him. I hate addressing him as my husband because husbands and wives usually breathe down each other's backs, but as friends we really share. He gives me the freedom to be the individual I was before I got married, which is very important to me. There is nothing I can hide from him, he is a very good and patient listener. He's like a coach, sort of :D who shows me the way when I get lost and if need be, he walks with me on my path. (Married)

I love him because he is really smooth and we get along really well. He fits my character to a T. He's also very adjusting. I don’t really care for money and etc., because he knows what I need and he'll earn it up for me. So I'm not really bothered.

I think I love him because he's so nice to me and I get to be myself no matter and speak my mind and I can relate to stuff he says and feels…what I really want to do is give him atleast a little bit of the happiness that he overdoses me on everyday.

I love him because he takes care of me , works hard at it too and its not for money or for sex, it is to keep me happy and smiling, we do a lot of things together and he loves me a lot and lets me see it from him. He's very protective and worries if I'm away from him. He can be a good friend and good boyfriend at the same time. I love him because he is handsome and interesting and with him I can speak about everything and I feel very good when I am around him.

If I feel him and when I do, I can see everything I can handle or not, in him and when all this pheelingsu is mutual, then love happens :D

He makes me feel good, gives me motivation to do things I otherwise wouldn't do. He is there for me when I need him and he knows what exactly to say when I really need someone to say the right thing and be there for me.

I love him because he is the only one who makes me feel that special way inside, and lol…He's just irresistible.

I love him because he listens, guides, reads my thoughts, understands me, emphathises, does good to humanity and is simple at heart. He has a 100watt smile that can make my day and a laugh that can sway me away.

Little, little things like his smile, the way he would trouble me for no reason at all, the crazy stuff, the understanding reassurances, the witty banter, the ability to move from mischievous needy child to a sensible, caring and kind man… all these things and more made me think I was in love with him.

I love him because he makes me feel like I'm better than any other girl out there.

I loved him for what he was. I liked being around him because he made me happy, he made me feel things that I normally would not have experienced, especially not just with "anybody".

I love how simple it is for them to make me happy. I love the passion, the caresses, the possessiveness. But forcing yourself to love and be committed only makes things worse. I've learnt a lot of lessons from so called awesome relationships that went onto fail. Love is more about loving yourself and knowing when to let go and give unto others.

I loved him because it felt real. Because I liked him for whoever he is, whatever made him that way.

I love him because he's super adorable and very understanding and funny.

I love because even though he lives I don't really want to know how many miles away in a different time zone , and not having seen each other in 14 months… he STILL manages to be the best part of my day. There's so much to say.. it's so hard to sum it all up.

Personality, usually because they make me laugh and look good doing that. I like that.

I loved him because he made me feel like I'm the best and there is no one better than me. He really made me happy. He was this really hot guy who was kinda cute too, and haha, as per my wishlist he could dance and sing as well.

I believed there was nothing such a love and it was all really just a fantasy, but when he wasn't around, I could feel the empty space. I loved him because even though we were completely different and had different opinions on almost everything possible, he respected that and we chose together to agree to disagree. Everything just seemed easier with him around. Maybe that's why. It made everything simpler.

I love him because the first time I laid eyes on him I felt alive. I love him because we fight like cats and dogs only to realize we cant live without each other. I love him because all I need to do is lie down on his chest and I doze off. I love him because I know that the room maybe full of these hot babes but he sees only me. I love him because he makes me want to do better, be better, heck, he even makes me want to do the laundry sometimes … haha !! (Married young and crazy and happy)

Just the little things he does… and how I'm the only one he talks to and shows his feelings to.

Eventhough I was in a relationship with someone else, when I met him first, it felt like he had stolen my soul !!

I love him because after my dad *RIP* he is the only one who has really understood me and has stood by me.

I was 17, when I fell in love and got committed to him and I loved being devoted to him...my happiness depended on his happiness...with time, with age...the reasons kept changing and I fell out of love but the committment kept me going. Right now, I'm not sure why I fell in love with him, but eventually it just wasn't love anymore but I think I loved him because he was devoted to me and I to him - he was a witness and a partner to me, in my everyday life.

Actually, I thought about it and I think I'm selfish because I like somebody based on the context of his/her behavior towards me, but there is this one person I totally adore because he is hardworking, focussed and ambitious AND he is also one of the sweetest, kindest souls that I have met. Very considerate fellow. But then again, none of this is THAT kind of love.

All I can think of is that song by John Lennon -
"Love" Love is real, real is love,
Love is feeling, feeling love,
Love is wanting to be loved.
Love is touch, touch is love,
Love is reaching, reaching love,
Love is asking to be loved.
Love is you,
You and me,
Love is knowing,
We can be.
Love is free, free is love,
Love is living, living love,
Love is needing to be loved."

I really, really can't define this... Love..just IS ! without any reasons. What I mean to say is that I don't know why I'm in love him.. I just am.. with everything about him or for that matter nothing about him...So you know, even though I can write a 1000 poems, I still can't ever find the right words to define it. It's just one of those things...

Well, I love my friends and that's because they understand me and my needs. They are always there through thick and thin and they have always known how to make me happy. :) That's it !

I don't need a reason, I've never looked for one. I just love him. I love that he accepts me the way I am, all my quirks included. I love how he makes me feel like the luckiest girl ever. Like I am where I'm meant to be, even when I feel my worst. I love the intimacy, the support, the conversation. Just the thought that he's there for me undoes the effect of all the shit that's come my way, and I'm so thankful for his presence. He means so much, but the rest is just for me to know :D

I loved him, why..well , because of the way he made me feel, which is .. special and as any teenager wanting that attention, I got that from him and a sense of absolute comfort in sharing. Little innocence.

He is my husband because I love him. It is a feeling of trust and friendship and most of all he accepted all of me even my flaws without trying to change me because he respects my individuality. (Married)

Well...I love him because the very minute I got to know him, he made it very easy for me to laugh and be myself. There were no walls between or around us.. and we so readily let each other in, anyway... and thats when you know.. WE CLICKED !

Why am I in love? Let me think, he makes me laugh so much, we always have so much fun together, we have so much in common and we're great friends and most of all the trust between us !

For so many reasons !!! He brings out the best in me, makes me smile..A LOT. Gives the best advice, because he knows me best and he's hot !! haha, We've been together since forever, and even though right now we're not together..I know that it's still going to go on forever.








** I loved listening to all 87 of you.There is young love, old love, broken love, tough love and just about all kinds of love here, asking these questions did lead to quite a lot of nostalgia for a lot of people, heck it even got one couple who had broken up for good, back together. Just one question, why do you love him/her? **

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Eve has bitten the Apple.


Doodle in Advertising Class @ my Visual Communication course.
(Gel Pens and Felt pens on Notebook paper)

So why so late.

Because. Life happened.

One phone conversation happened over one element of my photography.
One job happened.
Multi-functionality happened.
Events, writing, Photography, networking., designing, social work, online marketing.
More projects happened.
Dope, Kickstart Coimbatore, Coimbatore College of Contemporary Arts, Coimbatore Music Forum, Echoes of the Throne, Red Cross, Atmos.

Love got better. So did Home. Life after following your dreams is so peaceful. I haven't known this in.. so.. many.. years..

Thank you for all the opportunities. Thank you for standing by me and standing up for me. Thank you for letting me follow my dreams. Thank you for love. Thank you for friendship. Thank you for faith. Thank you for letting go. Thank you for colors. Thank you for luck and destiny and fate. Most importantly for being there while I discovered me and letting me be.

All of you's - you all know who you are.

I'm going to be updating soon enough. Let me get me organized :) it's been mad lately. How surprising ;) NOT !! :D

Friday, January 29, 2010

Battle of the Bands

The first of its kind, big ass Band Competition in Coimbatore, saw a number of bands from our own city, Kerala, Chennai and Bangalore and etc., participating. I got the official photographer gig, so here are some of the photos and the links to each band's photos.
Setting up
Evergreen ( Headliners )
Echoes of the Throne
T W K C
Winter Rose
The Blacksmiths
Death Prayer
Hallows
timiraaH
Resonance
The Band





Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ELS presents : Mind your Language - (Event Photography)

The English Literary Society, presented a short, super hilarious play based on the old British TV series of the English as a Foreign language class. I was the official photographer :) T'was fun
Facebook Album Link

                                                    

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Photoshoot for Dope's Red Cross PSA

I was part of a team, that made a very simple PSA for Red Cross Society, Coimbatore's mega fundraiser on its Platinum Jubilee. Over 17,000 people attended the show, which saw the likes of Sivamani, Actor Surya, Mirchi Suchi, Kala Master etc., performing. Our Photo montage.. played first :)

Very DIY, very on the spot, plus only a few days time given to shoot,edit, post.. add the dysfunctional camera that required special attentions from kaka :D

I helped set up the scene for the Photos, and did the photo editing, also gave inputs on the Post-processing.
Credits to Kaarthic Senthil who shot  and did post processing and the friends who modelled from PSG CAS.

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