Sep 172015
 
Indian Photography Festival Hyderabad

 Block your calendar from 1st to 10th October for Indian Photography Festival  A vibrant city has more to it than just buildings and monuments and skylines. A vibrant city is full of life, great food,  wonderful people who actively engage in intellectual discussion and action about making the city even better.  I have always taken pride in Indian cities showcasing their cultural and artistic side and written about Kochi Muziris Biennale, Street Art in Delhi and even about Numaish in Hyderabad that is a one of its kind cultural and Business fair. So I was very happy to learn that [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 182015
 
Kochi Muziris Biennale

A day walking in Fort Kochi for Kochi Muziris Biennale Recently in a twitter chat a question was asked : Which city (that you’ve visited) is the best to explore on foot, and why? Without a blink I answered : Fort Kochi, as it is a vibrant city buzzing with art works that is best discovered on foot. Many agreed. I was off course sharing my personal experience of walking the Fort Kochi right from the pier area to all the way to Jew Town, slowly discovering the charms of this jewel of a city whose lanes smell of the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 062015
 
Delhi Street Art Near Agrasen Ki Baoli

Delhi Street Art: Agrasen Ki Baoli While we were walking towards the Agrasen Ki Baoli just before the entrance to the famed step well of Delhi we found some excellent Street Art on the wall opposite to the Baoli or Step Well. I am not sure who the artists/s are but with this blog post let me salute the street artists of Delhi who are doing their bit to revive the city center in Connaught Place. At this stage it will be good if you check my earlier post about Delhi Street  Art in Shankar Market, Connaught Place before going [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 052014
 
Replica Paintings Thailand : Buy the master pieces in Koh Samui

The Replica Paintings and artists of Koh Samui Thailand The Joker with his piercing eyes stares at me sending a chill down my spine, I look away to find The Godfather giving an ear to one of his Consigliere. Only when I find the Buddha in his infinite wisdom smiling benignly I regain my composure, slowly moving my gaze to the New York skyline in Koh Samui. No ladies and gentlemen I was not on a set in Hollywood, but in the tropical paradise island Koh Samui in Amazing Thailand and walking the eclectic Chaweng Beach Road, the most [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 172014
 
Elephant Parade Thailand

A creative way to help the Asian Elephants: Elephant Parade Exhibition  India and Thailand share a lot in common right from ancient maritime trade to shared mythology in Ramayana.  Just like India, Thailand is also home to the last few thousand surviving wild Asian Elephants that are very distinct from their bigger cousins found in Africa. No wonder that Ganesha our Elephant headed god is worshiped in both the countries. While staying at Anantara Riverside Resort in Bangkok, I noticed this beautiful golden elephant painted with Buddha all over it.   Suggested reading Ganesha Worship in Thailand   I initially thought [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 162014
 
Delhi Street Art - Hanuman jee and a few other thoughts

Hanuman Jee  in Street Art  Let us once again visit Street Art in Delhi, this time a more structured tiled fresco created in a subway to cross the busy Baba Khadak Singh Marg opposite the ancient Hanuman Mandir and the ever popular Coffee house run by DTTDC. Now acronyms are supposedly designed to help you escape long words and tongue twister, this DTTDC acronym succeeds in doing just the opposite, it is not only a tongue twister but also lazily expands to Delhi Tourism and Travel Development Corporation (or something similar). Don’t agree with me: Try saying DTTDC DTTDC [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 282014
 
Shankar Market Street Art Project - Connaught Place New Delhi

Shankar  Market smiles again with Street Art: Reviving Connaaught Place Till 90s Connaught Place was  a dream market, you moved around in circles, window-shopping and sometimes buying, drinking milk at Keventer’s, enjoying your stuffed Patties and Pastries at Wenger’s and strolling through the shaded corridors, checking the graffiti made by pan stains ( beetle leaves) on the corners. When you got tired you just lazily sat down on one of the low barriers made from pipes that were not painful for your posterior. Alas like all good things those days came to an end. Parking was a nightmare, buses leading to CP [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]