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Gunjan and her Black Magic

Hailing from the City of Joy, Gunjan Daga is a well-known charcoal artist who infuses her heart and soul into the work she creates which is sure to enthrall your senses and mesmerize your artistic spirit. She treats her art like a temple, and her conviction is shown all the way through her heart splintered across the canvas. Gunjan is into realistic and sketches and portraits because she believes it helps people to connect with her art. "It is a challenge for me when I attempt a realistic sketch. It helps me improve my observation skills" adds Ms. Daga Being a commerce graduate, she had no idea that she would someday start her journey as an artist. Since she was always into...

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The Queen of the Skies - A Tribute to Neerja Bhanot

Not only did she battle the demons of terrorism at her work, but she also fought the demons of toxic patriarchy at her home. She has been awarded many gallantry awards, including the Ashok Chakra, but no piece of silverware could ever encapsulate the bravery and love she had inside her.She was Neerja Bhanot. Her life is a great inspiration to all of us and is an example of what we are capable of doing when backed into a corner. The scientists say that such people have an “Adrenaline Rush.” I prefer to say that they are ‘bravehearts.’ Neerja had a good life until the point she got married, but then it took a real sour turn for her. After...

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What made MJ MadCap?

There have been very few musical artists who have left an everlasting impression on the world of music. Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury, and Kurt Cobain are some such artists, who live on in our memories as some of the most excellent musicians to have been born. But none of the three have the album sales, award collection and pop culture status like the king of pop, Michael Jackson.  Initially, a member of Jackson 5, MJ received numerous accolades as a solo artist and is best known for songs such as Smooth Criminal, Dangerous and the record-breaking Thriller. His dance moves have inspired millions of people to take up the art, and he is the father of the iconic Moonwalk, a...

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From a Back Bench Doodler to an Illustrator - Journey of Sri Priyatham

Sri Priyatham is a formally trained artist and currently a freelance illustrator based in Hyderabad, India. Graduated with a Fine Arts Degree, he is specialized in Caricature and portraiture illustrations and is known internationally for hyper-realism quality render in his artworks. Majority of his creations are graphite as it is his favorite medium to reflect the right amount of emotion and details in the artwork. Sri’s digital artworks retain the same textural qualities and techniques as his traditional ones.With an experience of 5 years as a freelancer and his clients include Microsoft, Wizcraft International, TCS and many corporate companies of USA.  His major works are in Realism, Hyperrealism, and Cartoon-ish. Apart from creating artworks, he also organizes art workshops at nominal...

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10 Reasons to Learn a New Language

LOOKING FOR A NEW SKILL? The joy of and hardwork behind learning a new language could be a hobby, a curriculum or a job necessity. For all the pursuers who need the nudge, here are 10 Reasons to learn a new language. Have some fun. Self-calming skills! Let's see how long it takes for them to riddle it out. Effortlessly be that geekish cool! Just an added bonus. You've probably had enough people falling for you anyway. 'Boo' that boredom and throw it out the window! Who said TV was bad? The more you know the better you are. Admit it, you all need that annoying know-it-all in your lives. On the same boat as Cleopatra and Milton *wink* No...

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