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Mar 5, 2017

'Winter' JIGSAW PUZZLE on google play !

Just converted the  'winter' illustration into a JIGSAW PUZZLE android app :-)
Click on the image to download it from the Google Play Store..

Jan 17, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

What a great start of 2017 !!
Delighted to see my illustration 'Winter'  in Pratham Books calendar 2017. The calendar now sits comfortably on my desk...

This illustration has also been selected for display at the AFCC BIG illustrator's gallery in Singapore between 5-25 May , 2017 !!

Brushing is no fun ! + Crazy Mazy's maths puzzles

Bit late in posting. These books illustrated by me sometime last year are now in prints !

Brushing is no fun! by Srividhya Venkat...

Crazy Mazy's Maths puzzles by Mala Kumar...

Jun 28, 2015

My wild wild pets ...

My pets in Pooja Lulla's latest puzzle book ..."Animal Puzzles" by Scholastic.

Jan 30, 2015

Catching Little Alien ...

 Check out this wonderful event  #6framestorychallenge organized by Pratham books..

I started off with a sweet little story in my mind, but it turned bit wicked as I drew along !!
My 3 frames ...

Jan 20, 2015

Little star Tara ....

The series I had illustrated is now in prints !
Just received my copies ...

Sep 10, 2014

"Rolling Rotis with Biniya"...The e-book is now available for sale !!

I collaborated with a dear friend 'Madhumita Ghar' to create this picture e- book for kids. She wrote and I drew the pictures !!

It is now available for sale on AMAZON. You can read it on your device using the free Kindle reading app.

Just click on this picture to buy the book....

 This story is set in a quaint little village in India. A little girl Biniya is trying her hand at rolling rotis - a roti is a flat bread made of flour. After a few disastrous attempts, find out how the day was saved.

some pictures from the book...

Aug 28, 2014

How to make a paper Ganesha !!

Good Morning ! 
The lovely Bangalore weather is as inspiring as ever !
I decided to make my own newspaper Ganesha idol this time...
Also took a few 'in-progress' photographs...

Aug 12, 2014

He eats shoots and leaves ...

So cuddly, so furry...and oooh so cute !! 
The best designed animal on this earth...that too in black and white!

Created this as a sample for a book illustration project. Author of this book suggested to add little humor in his facial I may just give him a pair of rolling eyes and a  pink tongue...!!
Why can't I have one as a pet :(  ?

Aug 9, 2014


Giving finishing touches to an e-book written by a dear friend. This simple and cute story is set in a rustic background. Plan to release this book by next week before I start with another exciting book illustration project ...full of cuddly and furry animals !! 

A character from the book..(and there are more to come !)

Jul 8, 2014

Miew ..meeeeiew

The book I had illustrated sometime last year is now in prints !! 
A cute little Sci-Fi, full of information for little people. Do I need to say that I had a great time illustrating it ?

Lazy worm goes on a journey .....
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May 13, 2014

From my wish list ....

Yeah, ya....  this beautiful beast will  always be there in my wish list...

(Little illustration done for Tinkle Digest )

Apr 15, 2014

A minor irritant ...

It is divine to blow and  ' PLOP'  your own bubbles !

Mar 9, 2014

My first comic strip stint ....

I was bit reluctant to take this up, as the idea of drawing in panels completely stresses me out. It was just one page, so I decided to give it a try ...

It is an advertisement for an upcoming special Tinkle issue. 
Page 74, March 2014 issue

Mar 2, 2014

Jan 5, 2014

Makeover time !!

Every time I hit an 'Artist's BLOCK', I come running here to get myself unblocked. For me, my blog happens to be one of the most motivating things online. I think...I should start posting a little more often !!

A  makeover will do I guess. 

I mean my blog needs a little makeover.. (and not 'Mr.'.whoever-you-are-looking-at-in-the-mirror!!).
Meanwhile, enjoy this irritating little GIFling, who keeps styling his broomy hair forever....
and have a Happy New Year 2014 !!

Oct 8, 2013

Look , who is in my scrap book......

While working on an illustration for Tinkle Digest,  I decided to completely ditch all the digital stuff, and took out my good old color pencils to bring in some good old charm !!
The originals of course cut themselves out and found their way into my scrap book...

Checkout the Super granny guarding her treasures , and the ever stylish Bangalore traffic cop !!

Sep 17, 2013

Geee...the upside down story is in the LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS !!

What a pleasant surprise !!!

I had participated in a 'Write-a-thon' event organized by Pratham books a couple of years ago and had  illustrated a part. The event has made it to the  LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS 2013 !! 
Check out the link

Aug 21, 2013

The 'Eureka ' moment ..or an end of a good time ?

I love to figure out stuff ...especially the research part. My mind can't rest until I find the solution ! 
The 'Eureka' moment is delightful, but it also leaves a big void, and makes you feel a bit empty inside ( .. somewhat similar to the feeling you get when you finish reading the last page of a good book, or finish solving a complex Sudoku puzzle !! )

Aug 5, 2013

Hug the cook !!

An illustration from the book series I am currently working on ......

Aug 1, 2013

Miss Mango kulfi

The month of July was very hectic. Friends, family , vacations literally kept me on my toes.

Managed to take out a couple of days to work on a delightful story card project for Pratham Books.
Meet the protagonist Miss Mango Kulfi !

Apr 18, 2013 for your life....

No, not the Delhi Belly way ....

Apr 16, 2013

Chicks and Flips

Drawing animals was never part of my comfort zone...but after I started illustrating for 'Champak', I have been drawing all sorts of animals ( and loving it :-)
Parenting is tough !

Mar 27, 2013

The Coolest King

Just completed an illustration, and sent.......the King is part of a cool bunch !!

What do you think he is up to ?

Mar 26, 2013

My illustration in AFCC Singapore....

One of the illustrations  from my e book  "The King's Secret"  has been selected for display at the AFCC Book Illustrators Gallery in Singapore. 
..and I get a festival pass of S$150 for the Writers and Illustrators Conference too  :-) 

Mar 5, 2013

Watermelon and a hanging monkey !

From an assignment I recently did for a children's magazine...

Feb 14, 2013

Share your heart , share your smile !!

I don't have a big heart, but I want to share  it and give you the BIGGEST slice !!
        HAPPY Valentine's Day 

Sep 6, 2012

What do you do on a rainy day ?

Jump like a frog or eat hot pakoras...
Do both.

My pakora recipe on 'TDAC'. Click to enlarge !!

Jul 10, 2012

Jun 15, 2012

Best buddies...

Best buddies, Cow and her best buddy - a little fly
Met this inspiring cow yesterday, when she was busy playing with a fly - her best buddy. 
When she nodded at me and gave me a gleeful smile...I decided to draw her and put her on a mousepad. 
Click on the yellow mousepad image below to buy it from zazzle..

Mar 8, 2012

'Gulli's box of things' - my first book with Pratham books

The book was also present at the 'World Book Fair' held in New Delhi last week.

My first book , and my first illustrations :-) , so this book will always remain very very special to me....Thanks to Pratham books !!
As I type this, I am holding a copy in my hand, and it is like "WOW... this is some dream come true" !!!
The book has been lovingly translated by Pratham, and is also available in Hindi, Marathi, Kannada & Telugu.Get your copy from a bookstore or visit Pratham book's e store.