Saturday, November 29, 2014

let go

Cirque du Soleil is a Quebec based company. It is recognized all over the world for its high-quality, artistic entertainment. Cirque du Soleil has some spectacular shows that leave the audiences mesmerised. A company that once had 73 artists now has 4000 artists worldwide. Close to 150 million spectators have seen a Cirque du Soleil show since 1984. Close to 15 million people are expected to see a Cirque du Soleil show in 2014.
Letting go needs faith and mutual respect. Just like a pair of trapeze artists. A complete tandem is needed to carefully execute an act. Just like in life parents and children need to give and receive respect and keep total faith in the other. Also the most crucial element is timing, when and how much is the whole matter of judgement.


Friday, November 28, 2014

lies and truth

American designer Justin Barber is a visual designer at Google. He has come up with a series of papers Truth and Lies. He has tried to develop a theme presenting the lies we tell ourselves and others. He has used written phrase, we usually say out loud, and in brackets says that we actually have in mind and made them into posters. Graphic design is clever and tongue in cheek and very simple yet impactful.


Thursday, November 27, 2014


Raghu Rai, an Indian photographer and photojournalist was a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson. He appointed to Magnum Photos in 1977. Cartier-Bresson co-founded Magnum Photos. Rai became a photographer in 1965. A year later he joined the staff of The Statesman, a New Delhi publication . Here onwards he became a freelance photographer. Rai was the director of photography for India Today from 1982 until 1992. He was also a jury member for for World Press Photo from 1990 to 1997. He is has authored two books Raghu Rai's India: Reflections in Colour and Reflections in Black and White.
He may be the silent invisible of his photographs but he always is a part of the story. The deep bond and connection of the photographer and the subject is evidently seen in his work. He almost speaks through the image and communicates the story. He is one of India’s most prolific and respected photographers.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014


What does travelling need? A great desire to seek the unknown and unseen. It means connecting with people, absorbing their culture and making great memories. It means discovering yourself by knowing others. It means lowering your guard and forgetting inhibition. Yet most importantly it means having fun. Join Matt in his extraordinary dance across the world. What started as a silly idea soon transformed into an Internet viral video and Matt was soon commissioned to this world wide trip on behalf of a chewing gum company.
Why does he do it? On his homepage he writes, “….. Travel is important. It helps us learn what we're capable of, that the path laid in front of us isn't the only one we can choose, and that we don't need to be so afraid of each other all the time.
Matt used to think you were either good at something or bad at something and there wasn't much you could do to change it. He wishes he'd learned sooner that you can get better at most things just by doing them over and over again. It really is that simple. Matt has travelled 14 months in the making the video to 42 countries with a cast of spontaneous thousands.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

an open mind

Where do great ideas come from? Do they come to people of superior intellect or regular people? Should ideas be keep secret or shared? Should they belong to one or many? Should great ideas solve big problems or little ones? Let us see how these ideas generate, flourish and emerge as path breaking technology. The necessary condition here is that one needs an open yet closed mind that can trap an idea and nurture it till it takes the form of a product that is utilizable.


Monday, November 24, 2014

the rooster and the cricket

Roosters have had a very important place in art history. Across the world roosters have been used as symbol, icons and emblems of immense value. They are interpreted in innumerable ways and in innumerable materials. Here an art platter of the humble rooster.

Gond Rooster painting from India

Metal rooster weather vane in France atop the Cathedral of Saint Etienne

Mexican rooster in ceramics

 Clay Haniwa rooster from Japan as old as the third century

 Polish Wycinanki Rooster paper cut

Yoruba rooster from Nigeria

Mosaic rooster from Tunisia dating back to Roman times

Stain glass rooster

Ceramic roosters from Portugal 

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Sunday, November 23, 2014


 Rock formations defying gravity at Hampi, Karnataka, INDIA

Amazing rock formation at Leh Ladakh, INDIA

 Magnificent marble rocks of Bedaghat, Madhya Pradesh INDIA

Play of texture and composition at St. Marys Island, Kerala INDIA

Nature is an amazing school of design and water is probably one of its most versatile designers. In India with abundant rivers there is a visual gallery of sculptures spread across the country that offers some spectacular rock formations. The dedicated rivers of India have laboriously crafted some fantastic sculptures after years and years of perseverance. The rain wind and flowing waters have created unique rock formations that leave us in awe of the power of natural elements. This is a tribute to the natural glory of India.
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