Wednesday, May 9, 2018


One of my favourite projects last year was to design the cover of Perumal Murugan's Poonachi. The goat on the cover was drawn using charcoals. It's a fantastic book. Do get your hands on it if you can. Published by 'Context'.


I haven't updated my blog in a very long time, and it's mostly been because I had been working on 'Indira'. Here are a few pages from the graphic novel I collaborated on with the wonderful Devapriya Roy.  It has been published by Amazon Westlan's new imprint 'Context' .You can buy the book here.
Read an excerpt here

Friday, June 30, 2017

Ammachi's glasses

So, I wrote..well, drew a wordless picturebook for Tulika Publishers and it's available for pre order. I swear it's a children's book despite the minor skin show. You can pre order it here if you like

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Illustrations for NatGeo traveller

I Illustrated a piece for Natgeo traveller written by Soity Banerjee on places to eat out in Delhi. You can read the entire piece and look at a few more illustrations here

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Editorial for Caravan Magazine June 2017

Mridula Koshy writes about the role of libraries and the Deepalaya community library project in a wonderful essay for the Caravan Magazine. You can read a part of it here and see a couple of other illustrations as well. Check out the wonderful work they do here and if you are on facebook, here:

Sunday, May 7, 2017

If a woodchuckcouldcutwood

Images from a woodcut workshop at the held at the Madhav Nair Foundation, Edapally museum in Kochi. Led by Jayesh Barsathi an incredible printmaker from Shantiniketan. Below are two prints. I couldn't resist photoshopping some red into the print on the left.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bengali cooking: Seasons and Festivals

Water colour illustrations for Chitrita Banerji's book. The cover design by Bena
Sareen. Publisher: Aleph book company. Photo courtesy, Bena Sareen

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Illustrations for Pluto

Illustrations for a Bhopal based hindi language children's magzine called Pluto. The above illustration is for Safdar Hashmi's poem Gadbad Ghotala

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Editorial for the BBC: India's strange obsession with 'alphabet soup'

Illustrated this piece by Palash Krishna Mehrotra for the BBC. You can read the full article here

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Barsa: cover design and illustration for Yoda press

Two versions of a cover for Yoda press's new fiction imprint. The cover on the left finally went into print as the illustration  on the right was considered to be a bit too provocative.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A crow pheasant lands

Here's my first artwork of 2017 painted on a garden wall back home. Crow pheasants are really common in this part of the world. They're poor fliers, but are said to bring good luck. Keeping the crow pheasant company, is a purple sunbird.

Friday, December 30, 2016

What's Neema eating today?

What's Neema eating today written by Bijal Vachharajani for Pratham books' storyweaver. Pratham Books' StoryWeaver's STEM environment picture books.  So Happy to have illustrated this for Bijal. Art directed by Vinayak Varma. The book is available for free download here

Monday, December 26, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Nikhil and Riya by Ira Trivedi

An older option for the cover. Published by Harper Collins, Nikhil and Riya is a  high
school romance set in a boarding school in India. Below is the final version of
the cover done in acrylics.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

These circuses that sweep Through the Landscape

Did an illustration for a fun cover with some hand lettering. The scarab beetle on the cover later crept onto my walls.
It grew pretty large.

And thus spake..

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

So, I made a colouring book

Since 2010 our planet has already lost around 14 beautiful species of animals. Colouring books have lately been associated a lot with mindfulness and what better than to be mindful about how we are treating our planet and the beautiful creatures that inhabit it.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Princess Easy Pleasy

Christmas came a bit early this year! You can purchase this book by Natasha Sharma and me from the Karadi Tales website.
Below is a page from the book. Princess Easy Pleasy can be read by Princes as well :-).

Monday, September 21, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Paison ki Paathshala

Illustrations made to promote Going to School's 'Paison ki Paathshaala' radio programme that was aired in 4 cities around India. From left to right, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune and Delhi. On the right, is a Delhi auto sporting one of the illustrations :)
Picture courtesy: Going to school.

Sunday, August 16, 2015


Cover for Rohini Chowdhury's english translation 'Chandrakanta'. Originally written in Hindi by Devaki Nandan Khatri,
it is considered to be the first work of prose in the modern Hindi language. 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

What's that Munch?

What's that Munch written and illustrated by me  for WonderBoxx as a part of the July box at