Category Archives: India

One corner shop, three tries

One gado, three attempts. Continue reading

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Sketching in India? Take this along…

Sketching in India? Take this document along… Continue reading

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Oops

Oops. Don’t know how I filled non-waterproof ink in my pens instead of my usual Platinum Carbon Waterproof ink. Sometimes mistakes like that make for surprising results. Like this ‘Winchester Western Wear’ store sketch: I was originally attracted to the … Continue reading

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Last Bits and Pieces from Chennai

Anywhere in Chennai you see golden statues of the politician MGR. On the banner behind him is the Jayalalitha.  It’s a bit eerie, they’re everywhere. On a more normal note, here’s a sugarcane juice seller on a street corner. And … Continue reading

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Coffee in Chennai

When in Chennai, drink filter coffee. And if you can help it, make sure you grab some at a tiny corner shop that pours your coffee just right. (wish I’d captured that pour in a sketch: here’s an instructables step-by-step on how to … Continue reading

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Wedding Music

Traditional music at a South Indian wedding is led by an instrument called a nadaswaram accompanied by thavil drums. You can listen to it here. It plays almost continuously at a South Indian wedding. To a trained ear, I’m sure it means more … Continue reading

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More wedding moments

Bits and pieces from an Indian wedding. Day 1 included the mehendi ceremony. Here are more sketches from different events. As you entered the wedding hall everyday there’s always a lineup of beautifully dressed women handing out strings of jasmine (and conveniently, bobby … Continue reading

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