Art

This mural is straight out of some noir novel
Art, Cities, Photo Essays, Vietnam

Peeking into Artsy Saigon

On one weekend, I explored Ho Chi Minh’s “Art” district to see what was in store and came back pleasantly surprised. A tall blonde looks on at me from the wall, straight out of a noir novel while elsewhere a monkey runs along the wall. I am in the 3 […]

Art Tripping on Naoshima
Art, Japan

Art Tripping on Naoshima

Journey to a little island in the Seto Inland sea in Japan that is home to some fantastic art and scenic beauty. I struggle with even getting my rental cycle off its kickstand. To my embarrassment, the girl who rented me the bicycle, comes running over to show me how […]

Japan’s “Kawaii” manhole covers
Travel, Art, Cities, Japan, Photo Essays

Japan’s “Kawaii” manhole covers

In this photo series, we take a look at some of the Kawaii (cute in Japanese) manhole covers I’m sure I got some pretty weird stares on the sidewalks of Japan. After all, I spent quite some time staring down at my camera focussed at my feet in the middle […]

The Lost Mansion of Goa
Travel, Art, India, Goa

The Lost Mansion of Goa

We are searching for the Menezes Braganza Pereira house, an old colonial mansion in Chandor, Goa. Home to exquisite handicrafts dating to over 350 years, the house is apparently a sight to behold. Let’s see what we find here. We were navigating through the narrow by-lanes of rural Goa, when […]

5 “Hidden” Museums of Mumbai that you never knew existed
Art, Cities, Maharashtra

5 “Hidden” Museums of Mumbai that you never knew existed

On the occasion of International Museum Day, take a look at 05 “hidden” Museums of Mumbai that you probably never heard about For most Mumbaikars, the word “museum” is synonymous with the venerable Prince Of Wales Museum (or the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya as it is known now). But Mumbai has […]

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2015
Art, India, Festivals, Kerala

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2015

The lawn had large vertebrae shaped blocks scattered about. On closer inspection it looked like the skeleton of some giant denizen of the deep, with a large S-shaped neck. Elsewhere, a Giant Bookshelf held multicolored books of all hues. These were some of the many displays of contemporary art at the […]