Here are a few explorations where the passion and love of what we do is depicted.
Handlettering consumes my sketchbook
I have been having a blast exploring while attempting to learn hand lettering. Meanwhile, the monk has also been making guest appearances in a few pages and Rumi stays the flavor of the season. Note to self: get more colors than just Blues in the pages. 🙂
Monk sketch. Exploring Tranquility
Presenting today's sketch
One of my favourite poems: Come to the edge
This poem by Christopher Logue is one of my all time favourites. Its speaks on so many layers and is a great analogy on getting out of our comfort zone, to do things we thought impossible before and to take wings. How often have we stood by on the edge and not taking action with... Continue Reading →
What mediation is. A typographic exploration.
Here's a pic of my sketchbook where I sketched my interpretation of mediation. The central thought was about the art of thinking nothing and letting the mind become an empty bowl. It's only then that we find ourselves with complete clarity.
15 thoughts that will lift you up and make you float.
A collection of amazing words that lift you up when the chips are down. Simple but so inspiring! When you are feeling low and it's not your day, snuggle with these thoughts and kiss away the stress. <
The magic of travel
You never know when you could find that moment, in the middle of a long flight, at a quaint coffee shop, standing in a vast field of flowers, sitting silently by a giggling brook, watching a sunset over the sea or walking through the clouds. Suddenly, clarity sifts through and you have that epiphany, a... Continue Reading →
The journey. A poem on unravelling spirituality.
This is a poem on the journey of spirituality. The quest for the spiritual man is to return to the purest form of an infant who we are born as. As life goes by, the scars of experience and the scab of the world erodes that angelic innocence. How do we bring up our kids... Continue Reading →
15 simple manifestos that will surely ignite a need for one
"A manifesto is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government. Manifesto is derived from the Italian word manifesto, itself derived from the Latin manifestum, meaning clear or conspicuous Here are examples of manifestos visualized graphically that I found on Pinterest.... Continue Reading →
One of the most inspiring manifestos ever! The magic of Bruce Mau’s words
A friend of mine handed me a copy of Bruce Mau's incomplete manifesto for growth 15 years ago. These words have probably had the biggest influence on how I built the organisation and its philosophy. I wanted to share this with anyone who hasn't read it yet. An incomplete manifesto for growth 1. Allow events... Continue Reading →
If you are waiting for the right time, then these simple visuals are for you!
We are always waiting for the right moment for great things to happen. These visuals from across the digital hemisphere tell us that right now is the perfect time. That this very instance and moment that is unfolding is the best time to get going! Carpe diem.
A beautiful story about karma
I love stories that expound the philosophy of Karma, stories that embody the spirit of "what goes around comes around". Even better when it happens instantly or within our lifetime. The landlord for our older Mumbai office was a wonderful human being and had an aura of goodness surrounding him. On one of my... Continue Reading →
Here’s the first full collection of my Zen monk sketches
“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
my Bucket List of 50 and how to make one
This is my bucket list.Though its a bucket list, I would really love to tick everything on this list in the next 5 years! I probably would add 50 more as the years go by on this wish list. A bucket list helps us to trigger and bring to life so many simple pleasures we... Continue Reading →
Revisiting “if” by Rudyard Kipling
"If" by Rudyard Kipling is one of those rare poems that you chance upon in your childhood and its wisdom lingers for life. It a simple rule book on the values and virtues to live life by. Searched and found some cool graphics on Pinterest and I am inspired to make a poster today for... Continue Reading →
15 inspiring Quotes on opportunity
Here are some of my favourite quotes on opportunity and how to be ready when they knock!!
What I left behind when technology came calling!
When you look at technology over the years, my childhood seems like centuries away. When you stop for a moment to breathe and reflect its unbelievable how we contended with difficulties earlier. Everything around from my computer to my smartphone, my email, calendar, design and management software, my apps and my social media seem to... Continue Reading →
15 simple ideas on parenting I learnt along the way
Some of the most memorable moments are the ones I spend with my children. Most of the greatest lessons I have learnt are from my kids. Every second is pure joy and I learn so much from their curiosity and innocence. I love the constant barrage of questions, the indefatigable energy, the tornado of mischief,... Continue Reading →
4 mentors who changed my life
"A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you." Bob Proctor When I look back today, the biggest catalysts in my life have been the mentors I had the opportunity to be influenced and inspired by along the way.... Continue Reading →
Design Secrets: 5 things a client really wants in a branding project
An article I recently wrote for a design journal which looks at the design and branding process from a client's point of view. Clients who require branding and assigning in our hands the one thing that’s closest and dearest to them-their business venture.They breathe and live the concept and are completely committed to that... Continue Reading →
30 quotes for CEOs and budding entrepreneurs
A collection of inspiring quotes and ideas for CEOs and people wanting to take the plunge into the world of business. Each thought has so much depth and can trigger ideas and directions. The common thread of inspiration is about passion in work, risk taking, being the best at what you do, embracing failure, hard... Continue Reading →
The wisdom of getting rich and 5 untold secrets
I find it fascinating meeting successful people and understanding what makes them who they are, absorbing their secrets to success, seeking inspiration and lessons. Over my interactions with hundreds of entrepreneurs, I see extremely intelligent and innovative people struggle financially, dropouts become billionaires and billionaires become unhappy and unfulfilled. Then there's a rare species that gets... Continue Reading →
Finding myself at Kilimanjaro
One of the best things I carried in my backpack on my recent trip to Kilimanjaro was a sketchbook, a fine pen and a shading marker. Everyday as we trudged in to the campsite, I would scurry into my tent and retreat into a world of my thoughts trying to bring them alive visually. Everything... Continue Reading →
Tonight I turn 40! As the clock makes its way towards a great milestone and I let the number settle into my mind, I decided to pen some thoughts down. I am in a place where I always wanted to be. Right now, I am charting my life upon the best waters of my life.... Continue Reading →
The magical rule of “Also And” and why it can change your way of thinking
All my life I have been making choices. Always coming to forks where I have been taught to choose between options. Either this or that, you can't do both, which way will it be, flip a coin, how will you choose, what will you do now and a million other conversations which lead to choosing.... Continue Reading →
New sketches: buddha
Pages from my sketchbook with sketches of Buddha.
New sketch: introspection
A new sketch I made while waiting for an appointment. It was a symbolic representation of what introspection is.
Words of wisdom from self made billionaires
A lovely mix of recordings from self made billionaires. Great tips on success- simple but great ideas. Loved listening to this