Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Durgapuja






















"Man, the imperfect, the bound, the sorrowful, has a thousand enemies within. He is riddled with negative thoughts fears, yearnings. These are selfishness, jealousy, meanness, prejudice and hatred – just to mention but a few. The Sadhak must get rid of these lawless villains within. With Mother Durga’s kripa, these destructive masters are to be annihilated. Invoke the Mother Terrible to help us annihilate within ourselves all negative forces; all weaknesses, - all littleness."
- Swami Chinmayananda

Saturday, October 2, 2010

सत्यमेव जयते


















As soon as we lose the moral basis, we cease to be religious. There is no such thing as religion over-riding morality. Man, for instance, cannot be untruthful, cruel or incontinent and claim to have God on his side.

Monday, September 27, 2010

इंक़िलाब ज़िन्दाबाद!












"The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here below; and not to realise truth, beauty and good only in contemplation, but also in the actual experience of daily life; social progress depends not upon the ennoblement of the few but on the enrichment of democracy; universal brotherhood can be achieved only when there is an equality of opportunity - of opportunity in the social, political and individual life." — from Bhagat Singh's prison diary

Sunday, September 12, 2010

(* Eid Mubaraq

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy janmashtami

Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Rakhi

Happy Onam!

Happy Independence day!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Beauty

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.



Monday, May 31, 2010

Jai Kisaan



















There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors. This is robbery.

The second by commerce, which is generally cheating.

The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry."

- Franklin, Benjamin

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jai Jawaan





















"Not by action, Not by progeny, Not by wealth,
But by sacrifice alone can immortal goal be achieved"

- Upanishad

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Education

Nanhi nanhi hum hain jaan
kal banenge Bharat ki pehchan
Padhenge lagakar pura dhyan
Aao milke batein gyan


Monday, May 24, 2010

Children





















Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward not tarries with yesterday.”

- The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.



Mother and Child

My mother is a poem
I'll never be able to write,
though everything I write
is a poem to my mother.
~Sharon Doubiago



Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Bird Series continues

The Bird of Goodtimes

















The Socializing Bird















The bird for Peace














The Lovebirds

The Bird Series

The peacock part of the bird series



































































The Insect Series



Butterfly


















Beetle

















Ant





The IPL series

The IPL series graphics tries to represent the local sentiments of their respective regions in some way.


Rajasthan Royals





















Chennai Superkings





















Kings XI Punjab





















Deccan Chargers




















Royal Challengers Bangalore


















Delhi Daredevils





















Mumbai Indians







A warm welcome from Dhela and Patta

This blog is based on the series of graphics done by me over a period of time using just two elements. The elements are named after the Indian folk tale - Dhela aur Patta.

The story is about friendship and mutual cooperation told in a very simple way. Many people have told the same thing in different ways i.e. Dosti movie by Satyan Bose. This series is my way of spreading the same message via these graphic elements which are complementing each other to create a beautiful world of their own.

The Story

Once upon a time there were two friends, named Dhela and Patta. Dhela was made of mud and Patta was a Leaf. Dhela being heavier was very lazy and sluggish in everything he did. The patta being light weight was very fast in everything he does. He used to travel a lot and was very much aware of surrounding. The patta was very proud of himself and used to make fun of the dhela. The dhela was very upset about patta's behaviour but could not do anything as that was the way god has made him.

One day there was change in weather and strong wind started to blow everything away. The voilent winds were making it difficult for the patta to remain grounded. Patta was very scared to be blown away by the windstorm. Dhela was not worried much as he has no threat from the strong winds.

But when he heard Patta shouting for help he moved quickly and sit on Patta so that winds could not blow him away. Patta was very happy and was feeling sorry for being so rude to Dhela and never realizing the potential of his friend Dhela. The wind storm had almost passed when it suddenly started to rain. It was Dhela's turn now to get scared and he was afraid to get washed away by the rain water. But patta was quick to realise that his friend was in need and he asked Dhela to move so that he can cover him. This way Patta covered his friend so that he does not get wet.

And then they lived happily ever after :)