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I have been teaching myself calligraphy for a while now but it is only recently that I began to explore Odia calligraphy. Here are some trials and experiments.

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I am in a place that seems to have disabled my judgement. By judgement, I do not mean the ability to make better decisions, but just the need or want to make any at all. This is a fairly drastic change from what I have until now, perceived myself to be. For someone who is always sure about the bigger scheme of things, I usually prefer to be indecisive when it comes to the smaller ones. If I was given 18 minutes in time, I would consciously spend 15 of those choosing the right flavour of ice cream for that particular mindspace, time and location. I spend the larger chunk of my time actively exploring the little details in places, people, interactions, events and things. What used to be a conscious effort to engage all 5 senses in any given situation, has now become an instinct. I am of the belief that this constructed or conscious spontaneity has in fact made me more decisive about the ‘important issues’; and though I work very hard to apply organised thinking and sometimes even mathematicise the analysis of time and choice (with respect to the big life decisions) – a lot of times, these days, it doesn’t seem to work. I have come a full circle.

According to a theory I devised (as I do for everything around me) , I believe that I have started to apply the same approach to the bigger things now. It could be possible that I have started to seek the joy of being indecisive from things that I was (and preferred to be) previously very sure of. I believe I enjoy the vulnerability it lends, which has subsequently made me prone to taking a risk. The probability of me taking a risk now is much more than it has ever been, which is as exciting as it is unnerving.

This one is a throwback to last year, when the entire team at Design Route stepped out of the office for an hour everyday to slackline. I just dug out a set of gifs I had absolutely forgotten about. And some extra images too.

In order of appearance: Prachi, JP Ji, Channey, a repost of Anisha’s gif from before, Anantjeet, Saurabh, Saumyaa and I.

Prachi

 

JP

 

Channey

 

Anisha

 

Stills

Aj

Saurabh

Soldier wounded in action!

Saumyaa

Viniyata

And finally the double act, along with a badminton match across the slackline.

Doubles