Experiments with Fluid Art

I’ve been hearing about fluid art for quite a while now. Also known as pouring art, it basically involves pouring different colored paints onto a canvas using any one of the recommended pouring techniques. The colors flow across the canvas, creating interesting patterns that result in absolutely unique and amazing paintings. You can control theContinue reading “Experiments with Fluid Art”

And Covid Strikes

Last week started off with a sore throat, which metamorphosed overnight into a full-fledged fever and body ache. I quarantined myself in the master bedroom, leaving the other three members (and dog) of the family to sort themselves as best as possible in the remaining one and a half bedrooms. I slept off most ofContinue reading “And Covid Strikes”

Year 2021 Trips

So another year comes to a close and it’s time to log this year’s trips! January – Rishikesh We try to go to Rishikesh at least once a year as it is our family’s favorite destination. This year we went to Rishikesh on the Republic Day long weekend. We stayed at Aloha on the Ganges,Continue reading “Year 2021 Trips”

Drawing Challenge #Day 21

So finally I reached the last challenge of the 21 Day Drawing Challenge. Okay, okay, let’s not dwell on the fact that it took me a year to complete a “21 Day” challenge. The important thing is that I’ve completed it, right? Let me just drop the “Day” aspect and say the 21st (and last)Continue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 21”

Diwali 2021

So after last year’s lull, Diwali is back with a bang! Quite literally, the ban on firecrackers notwithstanding. The Diwali celebrations started off with a Diwali mela in our society on the weekend preceding Diwali. The next couple of days went in meeting our relatives who stay nearby and exchanging Diwali sweets. We also gotContinue reading “Diwali 2021”

Drawing Challenge #Day 20

Ooooh! I haven’t posted a blog for a couple of months. In my defense, I’ve mentally written at least ten to twelve posts, including one listing all my excuses for not posting a blog for so long. It’s weird that even though I love writing, how often I can find excuses for not actually settlingContinue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 20”

A Cruise to Green Island

One of the most popular activities when visiting Far North Queensland is a Reef Cruise. Green Island is a coral cay, about 27 km offshore from Cairns in Queensland, Australia. The island is surrounded by coral reef and protected as the Green Island National Park. Although Green Island has a luxury resort, most visitors comeContinue reading “A Cruise to Green Island”

A Song and Dance About Garbage

The hills are alive With the sound of music,With songs they have sung For a thousand years… …sang Maria in the opening scenes of the evergreen Sound of Music. But the song reverberating through the Bhimtal hills these days has just been around for the last five years or so and goes something like this:Continue reading “A Song and Dance About Garbage”