Wednesday, August 6, 2014

smiles and tears

Charlie Chaplin comedian, producer, writer, director, and composer who is widely regarded as the greatest comic artist of the screen and one of the most important figures in motion-picture history is a true icon. He is beyond a doubt a remarkable person that could dissolve and blend the difference between happy and sad effortlessly. His special brand of humor has left an indelible mark on our minds and lives and taught us a lesson or two that can become a way of life.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014



Infographics are a new age type of documents that are used to convey information. In today’s fast track world information needs to be precise, accurate and self explanatory. Documents need to be understood worldwide and hence need to have a globally acceptable format. Graphics, fonts, images and information need to be presented in a manner that they strike a chord with the user.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

art and soul

Van Gogh's sunflower paintings are truly a classic example of art inspiring more art. Van Gogh began painting sunflowers after he left Holland and moved to France. Majority of his sunflowers have been painted in the region of Arles, France during 1888-1889. The first paintings of sunflowers were a series painted for his friend, artist Paul Gauguin , when he visited Van Gogh. It is interesting how the series captures the initial bright yellows of the full bloom and gradually moves on to arid browns of wilting. It takes one from life and vibrancy to death and disdain. The way he has captured the gradual transformation in the flowers displays his connect to the flower and how he has tried to unravel its different phases with such evolved sensitivity and compassion.


This lost sketch that is the first ever depiction of the game Poohsticks by famed illustrator E.H Shepard has been found after 87 years. . It shows Pooh Bear, Christopher Robin and Piglet gazing over a wooden bridge after dropping sticks into a river, waiting for them to float into sight on the other side.
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” 

“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.” 

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.” 

Winnie the pooh is a fantastic book  about frienship written by A.A. Milne and beautifully illustrated by artist E.H. Shepard. The book is a testimony of what frienship truely means and how friends indeed are closer than family at times.The real-life inspiration for the book’s setting – a forest that boasted a Heffalump trap and an area marked ‘Nice for Piknicks’ – is said to have been Posingford Bridge in Ashdown Forest, East Sussex, where Milne and his son Christopher played in a forest that becam an inspiration and set of the famous .
In tribute to the author, it has since been renamed Poohsticks Bridge.

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