Monthly Archives: September 2014

Caricature Salman Khan Bollywood Actor and Bigg Boss 8 Host arrives in a Plane.

Salman Khan is one of the three Khans who have ruled Bollywood for the last twenty years. The other two are: Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan. This caricature presents Salman Khan as the host of Bigg Boss Season 8, which … Continue reading

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Caricature Sheldon Cooper of the Big Bang Theory – y…he gets it!

I am a huge fan of The Big Bang Theory and its cast. Sheldon Cooper (played by Jim Parson,) is my favorite character. Yesterday I had a few hours to spare so I thought I’ll pull out one of my … Continue reading

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The 5 Greatest Cartoonists of India – Mario, Laxman, Ninan, Tailang, and Abu.

While we may look down upon lists as an odd way to acknowledge greatness, we all have our favorites in everything – this is why we talk about being someone’s number 1 fan (refer: Kapil’s Shows where everyone wants to … Continue reading

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The 5 Greatest Cartoonists of India (Part 5): Abu Abraham

Abu Abraham (11/6/1924 – 1/12/2002) I’ll be truthful and tell you that for a long time, I hadn’t heard of him, but then if an Indian cartoonist stays abroad half his professional life and his Indian stint expires before you are … Continue reading

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The 5 Greatest Cartoonists of India (Part 4): Sudhir Tailang

Sudhir Tailang: Sudhir Tailang, a Padma Shri awardee (he got it in 2004,) is what I would call a visual thinker. Tailang currently works with Asian Age, but similar to Mario Miranda, he started his career with The Illustrated Weekly of … Continue reading

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The 5 Greatest Cartoonists of India (Part 3): Ajit Ninan

Ajit Ninan: Ajit Ninan works with the TOI. When I open the TOI in the morning, one of the things that I actively seek out, are his cartoons. His line-work and his understanding of perspectives is excellent. Ninan hails from … Continue reading

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The 5 Greatest Cartoonists of India (Part 2): R. K. Laxman

R.K. Laxman Anyone who has grown up in a household that subscribes to The Times of India, cannot forget R. K. Laxman, the man behind the common man (on whom the “Laxman ki Duniya” comedy show was based.) Laxman started … Continue reading

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The 5 Greatest Cartoonists of India (Part 1): Mario Miranda.

Mario Miranda (2/5/1926 – 11/12/2011) I remember Mario’s works from The Illustrated Weekly of India, a magazine that I am afraid no longer exists. Until the 1750s Mario’s ancestors were Hindu Brahmins, but then they converted to Christianity, and Mario … Continue reading

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Drawing, Cartooning, Portrait-making, Caricaturing, and Coding!

Drawing is fun and inexpensive; it’s a great way to relax; and in my opinion, everyone can draw. If you know how to hold a pencil, you can draw. Cartooning is fun of a special kind, which requires you to … Continue reading

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Caricature Art – Miley Cyrus Ditches the Giant Bottom and Buys Ghaghra-Choli.

Miley Cyrus is in news, all the time. And for all raunchy reasons. First she had that huge foam finger on, which went places and did things that made people gasp with righteous indignation; next, she got her deceased pup Floyd tattooed … Continue reading

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5 Characteristics of Uncool Teachers – A Flip-side View on Teacher’s Day!

Generally speaking, teachers are respectable people, and in India, we are trained to look at them as some sort of demi-gods (with 33 crores (330 million) Hindu gods and counting… this doesn’t seem to be a great pedestal to place them on, … Continue reading

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Caricature of Amitabh Bachchan of KBC – Kaun Banega Twitter Crorepati?

Amitabh Bachchan, the Bollywood hero whose charm defies age, is now the most followed Bollywood Celebrity with 1 Crore (10 Million) twitter followers! So now we know Kaun Bana hai Twitter-Crorepati. (BTW, that MIB picture of his on his twitter-header … Continue reading

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Nude Celebrity Pictures stolen and posted on the web! It could happen to me!!

Those hackers…Those cunning, mean, crafty, unethical, but resourceful hackers who had nothing better to do with their time, hacked into the iCloud accounts of  beautiful celebrity women (Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kelly Brooks, Kristin Dunst, Hope Solo etc.), found their nude pictures, … Continue reading

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Caricature – Kareena Kapoor a.k.a. Bebo of Bollywood and The Story of Star-kids.

Here’s a colorful caricature of Bebo a.k.a Kareena Kapoor, a.k.a. nowadays as Mrs. Saif Ali Khan. If I remember right, I painted this a couple of months ago, but I had always been lazy about starting a blog. Pink and Pretty, … Continue reading

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Caricature of Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, as an Indian Maharaja

What if Vladimir Putin, the current President of Russia, were an Indian Maharaja? How different would he be…actually, would he be any different? A closer look reveals that one need not change anything except his attire, and he could be … Continue reading

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