• Comics

    Panchhi Banu Udati Phirun …

    पंछी बनूँ उड़ती फिरूँ मस्त गगन में आज मैं आज़ाद हूँ दुनिया की चमन में Panchhi Banu Udati Phirun Mast Gagan Men Aaj Main Aazaad Hun Duniya Ke Chaman Men English translation:  As a bird, I want to fly in the beautiful sky. Today, I have been liberated in the garden of the world.  When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. – Rumi This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda. “This is the last edition of WOW in 2018 and we want you to ‘Imagine you are someone’s shadow for a day‘ and tell…

  • Comics,  Poetry

    A Million Light Years Away

    The Poem Without Graphics A Million Light Years Away Floating with time in spaces far, dark, and wide Sputnik voyages further and further Fear of the unknown A will to live A will to fly Ready to break the tie Almost This poem is a  homage to one of my favorite authors, Haruki Murakami. “Sometimes I feel so—I don’t know—lonely. The kind of helpless feeling when everything you’re used to has been ripped away. Like there’s no more gravity, and I’m left to drift in outer space.” – SPUTNIK SWEETHEART, Haruki Murakami A context for the Poem This weekend, we would want you to Write A Poem Using These Words – Fear, Ready,…

  • Comics

    The Last Time he Saw Her …

    Lost love, what could never be, lost in time, and clear as memories can be. Quote from Before Sunset: Jesse: Oh, God, why weren’t you there, in Vienna? Celine: I told you why. Jesse: Well, I know why, I just – I wish you would have been. Our lives might have been so much different. Celine: You think so? Jesse: I actually do. Celine: Maybe not. Maybe, we would have hated each other eventually. Jesse: Oh what, like we hate each other now? Celine: You know, maybe we’re – we’re only good at brief encounters, walking around in European cities in warm climate. About the comic: Illustration by Seema Misra, Based on the lyrics of The Last Time He Saw Dorie…

  • Comics

    Scallywags Summer

          Inspirations This short comic/illustrated story is inspired by my memories of reading Russian Fairy Tales as a child. The book Mridu picks up is The Lost Girl and the Scallywags by Galina Demykina. What I remember the most are the beautiful names and the dark enchantment of these books. Have you had similar experiences? It is also a part of my illustrations for introverts. Mridu is a shy and quiet girl like I was. And she likes to do things by herself. And, her very first friends are books – something most introverts would agree to. Let me know your thoughts.  This post is a part of Write Over the…

  • Comics

    It is OK to Hibernate!

    A loop of anxious and depressing thoughts Sometimes I am caught in a loop of what-ifs and whys. A cocktail of worries, doubts, and fear that seem to overwhelm me. And the intensity of these feelings is uncomfortable, to say the least. And I just want to escape into my corner and numb myself to the world around me. These are bad days. And then I pick myself up, do something I like – take a walk, clean my home, brew a cup of tea, or doodle something – and slowly the cloud of thoughts lifts. Over time, I’ve learned to stop beating myself up for going through these bouts.…