This Sunday, after having seen multiple updates on St. Art Delhi’s Facebook page, I decided to go and check out the latest art that was dotting walls across Mumbai. If you’ve read my previous pieces you will know that graffiti and me have a strong relationship, of course, it’s one sided for now! Read more here. At the entrance to Pali Village is this black and white large … Continue reading the graffiti festival mumbai!
The annual Feast of Nativity of Mary is here and with it the Bandra Fest. If you’re wondering how you can be a part of it, without getting bogged down by the thronging crowds, stalls, noise… then check out this post. This is specially customised walking tour around Mount Mary Church in Bandra. Two birds with one stone – helps you discover old parts of this suburb before it became the hip-n-happening place it is today and experience the energy of the Bandra Fest. Follow the google map, or create your own tour. It’s upto you! Welcome to the Bandra & Bandra Fest tour! Continue reading bandra & the bandra fest: your walking tour guide!
This is my latest article and it’s about what I love about streets in India… The emergence and growth Modern Graffiti – calling it that because the argument is Indians have always decorated walls, and I agree. This is more about street art that is either edgy, abstract or murals — far from our regular “mango” and other ethnic designs. Not to look down on Indian designs … Continue reading painting the streets of india
two articles were published today on two different e-zines (is that what you call them?) one of them is on my favourite topic – graffiti; but with interpretations or musings… tell me what you think. where did the wall graffiti at fort kochi come from though i prefer my title – “kochi – art or wallpaper?” and the other, a first for me. a poem, … Continue reading first of firsts – two articles published on the same day
graffiti that always catches my attention and keeps me revetted. i don’t know if this happens to you, but once i see one piece of graffiti or street art in a city, i start searching all the walls almost frantically. because if there is one piece, there are always more! i scanned the walls as i made my way from rome to venice years ago, i searched the walls to find graffiti in varanasi, visited … Continue reading walking the streets of kochi – the street art
graffiti has always meant rebellion for me! mumbai proved me wrong. walls were covered with the permission of the residents of that house / building. read more about my discovery of graffiti in bandra. but still, graffiti didn’t become ‘acceptable’. it has always had that streak of mischief embedded. so, varanasi and graffiti” in the same breath, didn’t seem possible to me. afterall, varanasi is … Continue reading graffiti in varanasi
you are at hauz khas, new delhi. There is the glitzy glamour of the designer boutiques on the main road… with their brightly lit front glass shop fronts, the slim mannequins that make everything look runway fresh and their dangerous promises to transform an average Jane into a Kate Moss. The halo of consumerism is alive here, tempting even the most inept window browser and pushing … Continue reading the two sides of hauz khas, new delhi
i visited the lanes behind the big and busy hill road multiple times. first for a photo walk with a friend, which was the first time i discovered such graffiti on walls in mumbai… the city i have lived in for more than 7 years now! it was a revelation. just a short distance from the train station lay this treasure trove… i always wonder … Continue reading where the walls come alive in bandra, mumbai