Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The correspondence of Harper and Madeleine

Havelock island
March 2013

Dear Madeleine

These are the mighty shores 
That have opened all my pores
Of sparkling sands and silken seas
There are none such as these
Not to mention those stunning trees
That are truly great Andamanese

I'm here at last after many a year
Travelling both far and near
I may have reached some other ground
For in this space I think I've found
A spot where I'd like to hang my hat
Now what do you think about that?

A forest that's landed into the sea
That's exactly where I'd like to be
Night swimming under the moon
Can only make you swoon
Sparkles of phosphorescence in everything you touched
Life is really made of star dust

I'm bewitched by this enchanted land
To find some solace in sea and sand
Most certainly will be back for more
And hopefully bring you to this shore.


More correspondence of Harper and Madeleine on their blog.

My art in Bangalore

At Roy and Arati's home.
At Shalini's home.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013


And at this magical hour as the birds return to their homes, I pause to thank all of you.

Friday, May 10, 2013

On the pursuit for beer

For some reason there seems to be a shortage of beer in Alleppey. So today after hanging out my washing to dry, I decided to walk to the market to see if the beer had arrived so I could stock up on some. Gopi dropped me off to the mainland by canoe from where I walked to the market.

Here is a hoarding that I saw along the way to the market. Well, there was beer. So I picked up some, and in the midday heat, decided to stop for a beer at the local bar.

The place was full of characters! Babu was sitting next to me and I quickly sketched him, and soon after Prince who was watching wanted me to do a picture of him too. 

When I got back, I hollered to Gopi, who came to pick me up from the little island. Here he is on the canoe.
Then lunch and a siesta!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The elements of today

Kappa meen for lunch

At Srila and Mahesh's house on an island in the backwaters of Alleppey.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013


Getting there...Gopi brings me home

In the market with Mohan

I'm on an island on the backwaters of Alleppey. Srila Chatterjee kindly invited me here to paint, and this is my current retreat to paint and animate a film. It is glorious here, and I'm already so inspired. Will keep you posted with my paintings here.