A Song of Silent Things

  The Navarasas, or the 9 moods, arise from the foundation of Indian Aesthetics. These are the basis of emotional experience, and were meant to be universal in nature, instead of anthropocentric. Our understanding of them rose FROM nature, from our observations; the colours in the sky, the leaves that fell around us, the smell…

Marie Lu’s Kitchen: An Experimental Narrative For Children

Key Insights One of the most important insights that arose from the research for this project is the outstanding interconnectedness of a universal commodity like food. In this regard, Michael Pollan’s article was a fascinating mind-opener as well. It introduced to me the concept of food as an art form, as the great time capsule…

Swallow

Originally published by Warehouse Zine, please click the following link to access the Novella – http://warehousezine.com/swallow-utkarsh/ As documentation, the artwork inscribed into the background of this experimental novella is attached –

The Song of Sappho: An Illustrated Ballad

Project Proposal The idea is to present Sappho as Rukmini Bhaya Nair saw her, and as I have grown to see her over the past few days; as this figure who caught onto and understood emotion, love, empathy. The contrast of her surroundings (ISIS infested Raqqa) as well as the nature of her object will…

Meditation Blues

A series of minimalistic art and poetry done over days of letting ideas germinate.

Nostalgia Stirs: St Xavier’s College, Fort

This is St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, exactly the way I saw it, in a series of illustrations done of the campus, featuring me in all of the scenes.                                                      …

An Autopsy of Ambition

Introduction- The sequence   There are three steps to breaking a man. The first is introduce desire. Make him want something so hard his insides turn with the prospect of having it. Make him yearn for it, live for it, be ready to die for it. Make it the only thing he can think of…

Creepy Things from Beyond the Irony

The idea was never something solid. It wasn’t about getting a message across, nor anything noble such as that. It was just about being able to draw whatever I want, with no bars on the number of limbs, the shape of the skill, body proportions – and then thinking of the most ironic caption to…

Chains

The Conformist Aware of the fact that he’s bound in chains, he’s also aware of the fact that he has the power to break them. But this is one who believes in the design of the system, letting the chains bind themselves stronger around him, till he can barely move and they’re choking what little…