February 4, 2016

Sketchnotes: Pratap Chalke

“Sketching helps me empty my mind,” says Pratap Chalke an illustrator from Sawantwadi, a small town in south Maharashtra. From line drawn portraits of people to coloured blocks that form figures, his work is a fusion of […]

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December 23, 2014

Kyoorius Knocks: Karthik Vaidyanathan, Varnam

Preserving the 200-year-old art of lac-turnery, Varnam – a venture by Karthik Vaidyanathan to revive the ancient lacquerware craft of Channapatna and showcase it to the world – has grown from a family of 4 people […]

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December 4, 2014

Sketchnotes: Kashmira Sarode

“My mother is an artist and she started teaching me how to draw as soon as I could hold a pencil.” So began Kashmira Sarode’s life as a designer and artist. Her art is a […]

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July 11, 2013

Guest post: Beyond Indian kitsch

I can walk the streets of Bandra as an expat and easily stumble upon Indian kitsch, which surely has its place, but the brand of art that draws my greater interest introduces everyday culture in […]

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