Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Post FOR Colour!

Some of my friends and acquaintances have expressed their dislike for the jazzy coloured walls of Begaluru. They want back the dull grey, pee stained walls of the past. I am shocked and appalled at their lack of  taste! Who do they think they are?

To them I say:
Are you out of your minds?
Are you living on another planet?
Look around you people! Open your eyes and see!
The rest of us have well and truly painted away our stuffy colonial past with our brightest best.

 We don’t live in the Bang – a – lore left to us by the Brits anymore. This is Namma Bengaluru
Here we plunge into colour with abandon; we eat it, we speak it, we wear it, we live in it, we worship it, we dream it…

Look at our buildings!

Our signboards!

Our Gods!

Our houses!

Our cakes!

Our clothes!

Our real flowers

Our plastic ones

The sides of our buses
extract from this picture by Slogan Murugan

Our shops

This is us! We are colourful people!
And you nuts want grey?

Monday, April 11, 2011


It makes a HUGE difference to my day when I start it with my GIANT RED* mug full of frothy, extra strong South Indian Filter Coffee*. I am on a high! I am in the ejector seat of a fighter jet! There is a bitchy story brewing on my screen and a dark and gruesome illustration baking at my desk. 
It's going to be a kick ass day!

*Size of mug: 12 cms diameter!
*Brand of Coffee: Bru Select!

Sunday, April 3, 2011