Friday, September 3, 2010


The bird files
Well, what took you so long buddies?

We took a car ride of a few kilometres to the Okhla Bird Sanctuary yesterday to try and spot cattle egrets in breeding plumage and to see what other critters were around. Imagine our feelings, when after spending a couple of hours watching the said egrets (and other birds) in the barrage through binoculars, we park the car at the crowded Sector 18 NOIDA Market, and find this specimen right there on the railing! It looked like it was chuckling away to glory. (Photo by Anant)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Essential roots


 Quiddity - I. Urban Goddesses

Mixed media collage 
August 2010 
Namitha Dipak

Papier-mache dolls sculpted with rice paper and paste around  clumps of fragrant vetiver roots that extend beyond the canvas. Roots and essence pervade the canvas.