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New involuntary habit: Matching steps with strangers.

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I was clearing out my computer, organising work files when I found this little abstract composition I created while working on a branding project back in 2013. I do this regularly – save rejected ideas or visual concepts as individual artworks. For me, they help substantiate the amount of work that I put into a project, regardless of the final outcome and they also become an inspiration for future projects.

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There is a massive explosion of books every Sunday at Daryaganj in Old Delhi. The permanent shops shut down once a week to make way for a busy street fair, home to a range of second-hand books, some new, some old and out of print now. Once you cross the section selling books, you can also find clothes, stationery, tools, electronics..the list is endless. I find pleasure in observing the structure of this unorganised make-shift market place. For the past 6 years I have been visiting the book market at least once a month. I discover rare books about rare subjects and often, I learn about things I had never known about. The last time I visited, I bought a book on Logic that got me interested in philosophy. The bustle, the pace, the noise, I enjoy every bit of the Daryaganj experience. Following are some images from one of my trips.

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And now for some vintage Bolywood film posters.

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Did I mention the food there is great too.

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Almost 5 years ago, I started this project called postcard for friends. It is something that I do when I really have a lot of time or when I have had a conversation with a friend that I feel compelled to capture. Following are some of the latest ones. Sometimes I post them, sometimes I don’t.

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I have been trying to teach and re-teach myself processing for ages now. I start a project and invariably every time I do, something else comes up that requires my ‘urgent attention’. Recently I found a really nice course on Futurelearn that teaches processing and I have been loving it. These sketches are from an exercise that the course requires you to do – Basically use the provided program to create your artworks. One can also edit the program itself, which is my favourite part.

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