Category Archives: Art




What: Wild mushroom in Kodagu
Where: Karnataka, India
When: May, 2012

Photo credit: Poonam C
Camera: Sony DSC-T10

Traveller’s tale: With the onset of the rains there is a profusion of fungii in the wilderness in Kodagu. This was unusual, one that I hadn’t seen before. The vivid colour and the lace-like structure was striking. Another of nature’s wonders. A little research online and the closest I got was the Longnet Stinkhorn, though it has white coloured lace around it.


Raining buckets


steel pails subodh gupta NGMA Delhi

What: An outdoor installation at the NGMA
Where: New Delhi, India
When: May 2015

Photo credit: Rimi D
Camera: iPhone 5s

Traveller’s tale: It was an awesome experience viewing these installations by Subodh Gupta. Also, at the National Gallery of Modern Art were other installations from his ‘Everything is Inside’ exhibition. I was lucky to have visited when it was on. More:

Panda gone bad


angry panda gelata tower street art istanbul

What: Street art against the backdrop of the Gelata Tower
Where: Istanbul, Turkey
When: June 2014

Photo credit: Steshia M
Camera: HTC One (phone)

Traveller’s Tale: I think the artist is Leo Lunatic. There’s no signature visible on this photograph but Leo Lunatic has been credited with creating our Panda friend across Istanbul. Street Art in Istanbul is all the rage. It’s everywhere across the city. Take a look for yourself here. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting the city, take a walk around.

Carved Ink


odisha pattachitra india

What: A part of a ‘Pattachitra’ scroll on palm leaves from Odisha
Where: India
When: July 2014

Photo credit: Poonam C
Camera: MotoX (phone)

Traveller’s Tale: Pattachitra is visually depicted stories on cloth/ palm leaves. This is an age old form of story-telling in parts of eastern India where artists painstakingly sketch or paint stories from the epics or folk tales, keeping the story alive. I came across this piece and the artist at an exhibition venue. He told me that it took him around 4 months to complete this piece (approx 2ft in length) where first the lines are finely carved into the palm leaf & only then inked. This scroll details stories of the Hindu God Krishna.

Maximum city


wallart, mural, Mumbai

What: Artist’s interpretation of the Maximum City (Mumbai)? One can only presume.
Where: Mumbai, India
When: May 2014

Photo credit: Poonam C
Camera: LG (phone)

Traveller’s tale: Having moved into a new neighbourhood, I was exploring the lanes on foot when I hit a dead end. But right there in front of me was this colourful & intriguing wall art. The artist’s name or signature wasn’t visible on the wall.