Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pratham books #6 frame story challenge

This is my contribution to Pratham books', #6 frame story challenge. 
The 6 words that I chose from a pool of words were, #forest #bear #magician #mushroom #laugh #boat.
I wrote a little story using these 6 words:

1. In an enchanted forest by the sea.
2. A charming young bear lived up a tree
3. He encountered a magician one fine sunny day.
4. Who sat on a mushroom and began to play.
5. And sing songs, and laugh as they wrote
6. Letters to each other sipping tea on their boat.

To learn more about the # 6 frame story challenge go here.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Life in the tropics.

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Monday, January 05, 2015

Hero's boat

Finished painting Hero's boat. Varanasi.

Menus for Hotel Ganges View.

Designed the menus for Hotel Ganges View, Varanasi.

Monday, December 29, 2014


The progress of Ganga ji on Assi Ghat. Varanasi.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sketchbook Skool, New Semester

New semester at Sketchbook Skool, starts 2 January 2015. Enroll now at

Gumti libraries and other programs.

The posters on the Mobile Libraries are up in the villages of Varanasi. I visited some of them today, and also stopped by the Balwadi programs for pre school children, and Adult Literacy Classes by World Literacy Canada

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Hero ji's boat.

I've known my lovely boatman Hero ji for quite a while now and those of you who've visited me in Benares in the past will recognize him from our beautiful boat rides on the Ganga. Hero had a tumour in his stomach last year and had to sell his boat to pay for the surgery. It was a shock to see him when I visited Varanasi earlier this January. But he's back on track now and has bought a new 'old' boat!

The fun part is, that I've started painting his boat, with the hope that it would attract people and give him some business.