We met in Ladakh. I had gone on a trip with two other friends and he was in Leh for some work. He is in the Army and was posted in Kargil at the time. All of us cycled down Khardungla. I fell (quite a few times) and he helped me and, nauseatingly cute as it sounds, it remains absolutely our best memory. Then, we met again in Srinagar where he was sent for work. We met quite a few times in Delhi on his way to Pune and back, started seeing each other, breaking up shy of four months. When we got back together we decided to get married. He promised to build me bathrooms.
Sashwati and Samrat got married last month. Twice. Once in Assam (where she’s from) and a few days later in Pune (where he’s from). Sash commissioned this graphic as a wedding present.
Shruti met JD on June 21 this year. To mark six months she gave him a book of their email correspondence and commissioned this design for the cover.
Anjali in front of her house, St Georges Street, Norwich.
Genghis Khan lives on an island in the Caribbean. He’s best friends with Louie Armstrong (black, stout, his size) and Talos (giant, white, 6 times his weight). He is generally disobedient (though he does tricks on command), extremely affectionate, feisty and loves attention. He frequently picks fights with dogs five times his size. Favourite move: the kung-fu face-slap (especially on big dogs, because he can SURPRISE come at them slapping from below their heads).
Genghis belongs to Kate who commissioned this portrait.
Dear Saaz Aggarwal aka “Mumma”
Facebook says Jahnavi updated her city to Seattle. She changed her hometown to Pune. I made this map for her before she left.
On Sunday morning I went looking for an empty Old Monk bottle. I was going to paint it and give to Shweta on her birthday. The closest empty bottle I knew lived 10km away at a friend’s house. I decided to try local raddiwalas instead. So, I drove around Wanowrie looking. For some reason the first three raddiwalas I went to didn’t have any. These were the guys with haath-gaadis and they kept trying to convince me to take a beer bottle instead. The fourth kept asking why I wanted the bottle.
Khamba hi chahiye, kya?
Old Monk hi chahiye? Kyun chahiye?
Usme milane ka hai, kya?
Shruti loves horror. Pulp horror more than most other kinds. She waits for terrifying new movies to release and insists on dragging her friends to the cinema to watch them. Last weekend, she tried to get me to watch The Conjuring with her. I refused. We were in Delhi (sorry, Gurgaon) for her birthday. This story was my present to her.
Mrunmayi got me to make these for Devendra. They turned one a couple of days ago. Happy anniversary 🙂
A rare poster of a special edition Blackadder starring Devendra Damle as Blackadder, co-starring Moony Robinson, Shwephen Fry, Hugh Sammie, Tim Mcinnerbunny.
Essential visiting cards for hitchhiking in space.
Here’s how to customise this birthday poster for your friend.
Send me an email with:
1) The name of your friend (or a catchphrase he/she says).
2) Four things that they really like a lot and would make for great presents. This could be actual things like books or clothes or a porsche, or even things that doesn’t really exist like world peace or vampire hugs.
I’ll print the poster and ship it to you. You should receive it within 10 days of placing the order. Give it to your friend on their birthday and see them smile like Suraj in this photo.
18″x12″ Art Print
Total cost including shipping: Rs500