Decided to try my hand at Arabic calligraphy. The forms are exquisite and flow so smoothly. Wish I could read and know if I am writing the right things. For now enjoying the meditative flow of just writing and seeing forms come alive.
We were at sentosa, Singapore to watch the dolphin show. Suddenly the sky turned grey and heavy rains ensued. Lightning and thunder followed and after an hour of waiting, they called off the show for safety reasons. I pulled out my sketchbook and tried to capture the moment. The rains, the wind and the Dolphins... Continue Reading →
While Travelling to Singapore, I did a few sketches at a Starbucks on orchard street. It was midnight and raining outside. While I was sketching people around me, I suddenly realised that on each table sat groups of friends busy with their phones. They were hanging out but not conversing or acknowledging each other. Smiling... Continue Reading →
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. 🙂
Glimpses from my sketchbook
Love these speeches. Theres something inspiring about motivation talks by coaches that ignite a spark in the underdogs. It's even more exciting when they are from movies based on true stories. The scenes are a catalyst for goosebumps!!
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 →
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.
Here's a collection of wisdom converted into visuals. These are curated mainly from Pinterest and I don't know the source for most. Each of them inspire and sympathise.Many of the visual quotes/ phrases connect and summarise the thoughts of a creative individual. Have fun browsing and add your list to them.
A close friend shared this quote with me yesterday.This morning I visualized it my way and created a doodle. This was fun and inspiring at the same time.
How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30
It Only Takes Five Minutes to Become a Morning Personsimple tricks on how to become a morning person. i have to try these and join the 5am club
The 7 Traits of Successful EntrepreneursThese 7 habits define an entrepreneur. lovely article from entrepreur.com
Danny Myers has set up some of the best restaurant chains in the world including shake shack. In his book "setting the table", he defines business so beautifully. Within these words is an ocean of ideas. In essence, this is all an entrepreneur should ever care about. He says: "Business, like life, is about how... Continue Reading →
Last night I played around with hand drawn type. I was trying to get depth and three dimension using markets and color pencils. After many wasted sheets, an interesting style emerged. I am further going to develop this style later and add layers and depth. This was meditative by the end of it, just these... Continue Reading →
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. <
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 →
An article I wrote for a business publication recently: 10 Ways for SMEs to build their brand image A company’s brand is one of the single most valuable asset. Your brand image can grow faster than any number on your bank sheet and today it is the biggest asset for any fortune 500 company. For... Continue Reading →
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 →
I fell in love with San Fransisco. I was there for a fleeting 2 days and tried to pack in as much across all modes of transport. I woke up in the wee hours of the morning and took a long run across the city, I jumped onto the Big bus and did a hop on... Continue Reading →
"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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
I have recently been bitten by the hand drawn typography bug and trying to wrap my head around this skill. I'm practicing and learning the art of creating visually appealing forms that can inspire. Using quotes and thoughts manifested as hand written type gives them an added allure. Here are a few explorations from my... Continue Reading →