"If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?"
My very first animated gif. This was fun!
um… ‘Refresh’ if you didn’t catch that the first time. I have to still figure out looping :P
TANK: What I like most on a cold rainy day, is to hibernate after lunch and not wake up until it dinnertime.
It IS a cold rainy day… and Tank echoes my sentiments exactly! *yawn*
Mulling over Milkshake.
No prizes for guessing - I wanted to use my favourite colour today…aaand I did!
+ the process (Capturing this for the first time)
= how thoughtful of me B)
This makes me very sad :(
I’m sure you’ve seen the images of a tiger nursing piglets that has been floating around the internet for years. The usual accompanying story involves a distraught tigress adopting the pigs at some nameless zoo in California.
The photos were actually taken at Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Thailand, where this kind of inter-species mingling is in fact a bizarre tourist attraction.
Other “attractions” at the Srirarcha Tiger Zoo include having your photo taken with a declawed tiger cub, orangutans dressed in human clothing, or a hatchling crocodile straight from the egg. There are also circus style shows of the most archaic and appalling kind - those involving tigers jumping through flaming hoops or elephants walking a tightrope.
To support this absurdity is to also support the illegal wildlife trade - as the tigers here are commercially bred in huge quantities for export to China, where demand for their body parts remains high.
- The Animal Welfare Institute’s review - “All of the animals awaited their turn to perform in a gated tunnel, keepers constantly poking them with a steel pole through the iron mesh. The animals in the show were smacked in the face with the pole fairly regularly and most seemed to have drastic weakness in their hind legs. It was a painful display to watch.”
(Source: thebigcatblog, via thebigcatblog)
#waiting by the door
Waiting for Krishna.
Worked on this after listening to a classical recital on TV two days ago. It was incredibly beautiful. The musician was more of a storyteller, the melody seemed like a chance happening.
Have a look at Ravi Verma’s version of Radha waiting for her Krishna.
His work really caught my interest during the time I was working as an illustrator at Tulika Publishers, when the editors began working on an Art book series for children. Anjali Raghbeer authored this set of beautiful books around the lives and works of four contemporary Indian artists. The illustrations are by Soumya Menon, an NID graduate.
In The Veena Player, little Valsa is staying with her aunt for the summer. Aunt Prima is a restorer of paintings and Valsa is the least interested in it. But she is slowly is drawn to an enchanting and beautiful Ravi Verma painting that her aunt is restoring. The lovely lady in the painting becomes Valsa’s friend and eventually helps her out. The reader is treated to a number of Ravi Varma works, all of which are beautifully woven into the story. At the end of the story there is a section titled ‘Looking at Ravi Varma’s Paintings’. It sketches the artist’s life and tells us about his works and their influence on the Indian art scene. Its a step towards getting young readers to be interested in knowing the who’s who of art.
The other artists in the series include Amrita Sher-Gil, M.F.Husain and Jamini Roy.
Lets rewind a little and go over the resolutions I’d taken in 2010.
1) Watch the sunrise more often. Check! On a relative scale - Yes. Out of 365 days, I must’ve made atleast 50 sunrises.
2) Travel more - okay, I never travelled anywhere except locally :(
3) Learn something new. Check! a) I learnt to be patient b) I learnt that I need to work not just really hard on something, but sincerely and passionately c) I learnt to use a wacom.
There you have it, folks. I’ve an average score reviewing all the stats.
So, I’m done making New Year resolutions. I’ve gained enough Experience Points in 2010. Im going to be doing something different this year - I’d like to STAY happy, STAY sharp, STAY cool and …um.. get thinner in 2011. ok bye! See you in the dawn of a new era.