State of Mind – Sentimental, slippery like water gel beads!
State of Mind – Sentimental, slippery like water gel beads!
Seasons of Birthdays this February on 15, 17 and 19! We tried to create chalk art on every birthday. We had three birthdays in 3rd week of February! My Wife on 15 Feb, My Father on 17 Feb and My Daughter on 19 Feb! Celebrations Coming Soon!
Seasons of Birthdays this February on 19 and Celebrations on 20 Feb! More on Celebration- Coming Soon!
Seasons of Birthdays this February on 19!
In 1987, Titan logo was designed by Sudarshan Dheer, the Grand Master of Corporate Communication in India. Titan is a joint venture of Tata Group and Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation.This logo is still “NOT OUT” for almost three decades. Mr. Dheer has contributed to the discipline of graphic design for over 50 years. Many of the very well established corporates have their identity designed by him.
The most attractive aspect of the logo is the play with letter ‘T’ creating a circular hallow around it. The form reminds of a watch dial and the internal parts of its machinery. Simple and elegant in form, the logo beautifully elucidates the traditional ethos and modern identity of Titan products. (Source: D’source, IIT Bombay)
For more details find Biography and work of Mr. Sudarshan Dheer.
Seasons of Birthdays this February on 17!
Seasons of Birthdays this February on 15!
Jivya Soma Mashe is the face of Indian tribal art called Warli. He took this form of art made during the rituals of adivasi to the higher level and spread all over the World. His exhibitions were held in France, Germany, Italy and USA. Jivya Soma Mashe has also joint exhibition with Richard Long- Famous English Sculptor and Land Artist. Jivya Soma Mashe, a legendary Warli artist received Padma Shree for his contribution to this form of art in 2011.
Tried to connect with this great artist with following online presence of his works,
To Dear Venu,
Wish you very Happy Birthday from the Family
(Aaji, Baba, Pappa, Aai, Aaatya, Mama, KAKA and Vishvesh and Dadu!
Life Imitates Art. Some preparation and hands on clay before the Workshop on “How to Make Ganesha From Clay” in the Ganesha Festival 2015. It was for kids and joyful time!
Good artists copy, great artists steal – Pablo Picasso
Life Imitates Art. Thanks to this challenge which forced me to look in the past to get this photo! This was taken on the first day of 2007. Other interesting photography in Photolia.
Enjoyed the Time‘s Challenge Last Week. With some moving time and leaving its shadow behind. Making our days and night, making life on the Earth! Visit for more on Weekly Photo Challenges and the showcase of my photography portfolio- Photolia
State Bank of India (SBI)
It was the year 1955 when SBI get established and first version of the logo came into existence. It has banyan tree in it and name written in Hindi and English with year of establishment at the bottom of the tree.
Second version of SBI logo is designed by Shekhar Kamat, alumni of NID almost 45 years ago. India’s largest commercial bank and also a fortune 500 company still using the same. There are many interpretations which can be drawn but the philosophy behind the design is here.
As an initial response to the circle form with an open hole, it looks like a key-hole. But, the real concept behind the design being that the circle encloses a common man inside at its centre. The common man represents the centre of the bank’s business. The circle signifies the service of trust, security and perfection for the common man. Moreover, the slogans ‘With you all the way’ and ‘The banker to every Indian’ support the idea of serving the common man as the epicenter of its activities. This logo is a unique example of how to create a quality of a concept with most basic geometric form of design i.e. the circle. (Source: D’source, IIT Bombay)
It is said that inspirations for this design came from the Kankariya Lake in Gujarat and logo too has very close resemblance with the top view of the lake as seen on google map.
You make our days, you make our nights, you made life here on this Planet. Cant find the traces of your existence, But can say for sure that you are doing this in TIME! Read the TIME and enjoy the Time‘s challenge. For previous entries in Weekly Photo Challenges.
Enjoy the showcase of my photography portfolio- Photolia
Source: Chihuly Studio
Fiori di Como installed in 1998 at Bellagio Resort, Las Vegas. The great art work by Dale Chihuly, an American glass sculptor. His installations and art works are created by manual blown glass. Fiori Di Como is a ceiling sculpture of 2,000 hand-blown glass blossoms by Dale Chihuly that hangs in the Resort’s lobby! It covers about 2000 square feet of ceiling. We can imagine the volume of the work and number of people involved in making such a beautiful installation. Actual installation can experienced in a VDO on Fiori di Como on You tube.
Chihuly’s other artworks and installations can be found at his website and in a VDO there. We can visit the Chihuly Workshop, a place for experimentation, studio editions and publishing his artworks. Get some art and designs inspiration from Chihuly.
PS: This post is inspired by the Post from my new friend on her blog Instareads. Thanks to her for introducing me such great personality!
Once again a shadow for you! During the day time when Sun is pouring the light on the Earth, TIME came to me in shadows. They follow till the light ends. They guide me where I am heading! Read the shadow and enjoy the Time‘s challenge. For previous entries in Weekly Photo Challenges.
During the day time when Sun is pouring the light on the Earth, TIME came to me in shadows. They follow till the light ends. They guide me where I am heading! Read the shadow and enjoy the Time‘s challenge. For previous entries in Weekly Photo Challenges.
Even at the highest speed of FAN, it inspires us to remain calm with spreading arms in all four directions!! Keep calm and enjoy the Time, this week’s challenge. Previous Weekly Photo Challenges here.
Wonderful last week and looking forward for many weeks ahead. Thanks to all my friends.
All set to the tune of Time, this week’s challenge. Previous Weekly Photo Challenges here.
Set all the week for Vibrants, the colours of warmth and creativity! Light and darkness! Shades of tones! Have a glimpse on some of the previous Weekly Photo Challenges here.
Flame captured in the night, part of the the Pooja last year in 2015. Capture is only possible in camera and not physically! In this week’s challenge Vibrant, trying to post few colours! Similar stuff can be found in my entries for Weekly Photo Challenges, hope that you will enjoy and add your valuable comments.
Welcome Group, ITC Hotels
Logo is designed by legendary calligrapher and type designer R.K. Joshi. He was a student of Sir J J Institute of Applied Art, designed the core Indian fonts used in Microsoft Windows. ITC is still using the same logo.
The design was a mark of extension of ITC to hotels in 70s. Surrounding the theme of ‘truly Indian’, ITC gave the name of ‘Welcome group’ to its chain of hotels. The letter W beautifully envisages the ethos of Namaste (the Indian traditional gesture of expressing ‘Welcome’). Conceptually, the form elucidates a universal form to accommodate India that unifies different cultures and religions as one whole. (Source: D’source, IIT Bombay)
This post is written to pay tribute to Prof. R. K Joshi who left the world on 5th February 2008.
Read more: Biography and Works of Mr. R. K. Joshi
Tulsi Vivah in the festival of Diwali. The lamps and Rangoli around it depicting warmth and vibrancy. In this week’s challenge Vibrant, trying to post few colours! Similar stuff can be found in my entries for Weekly Photo Challenges, hope that you will enjoy and add your valuable comments.
Clay idols of Ganesha created by kids during the Workshop on “How to Make Ganesha From Clay” in the Ganesha Festival 2015. The colours and art work by Small ones surely adding the vibrancy to the shot! Vibrant, trying to post few colours! Similar stuff can be found in my entries for Weekly Photo Challenges, hope that you will enjoy and add your valuable comments.
The birds in silhouette adding the life to the shot. In this week’s challenge Vibrant, trying to post few colours! Similar stuff can be found in my entries for Weekly Photo Challenges, hope that you will enjoy and add your valuable comments.
I have written this as Guest post on “A Writing Life for Me” a blog of Cindy E. Owens who is a poet, children’s writer, conjurer of short stories, and eclectic essay writer.
God of beginnings, Ganesha is worshiped at the start of every activity we initiate. Hence, Ganesha is also called as Prathamesh (Pratham-First and Ish-God), God of Firsts. On the beginning pages we write ‘Shree’, at the start, to honour the God of Beginnings.
It inspires us to start new things by beginning the worship to God. Any blogger has to take an action to make a blog first. Start writing first, then write, and keep on writing. Action is the only first step.
I would like to share a story about Ganesha and His dedication to writing. Ganesha was a scribe for Mahabharata – Longest Epic of the World. He accepted Vyasa’s request for this task on a condition that Vyasa has to recite without a pause. Vyasa, the brilliant sage, also put a condition, Ganesha needed to write with understanding, every shloka (verse line). During the narration, Ganesha used to take some time in understanding difficult shlokas. Vyasa effectively used that time to compose next shlokas. At some point in time, while writing, the quill Ganesha had, got broken. He kept his promise by breaking his tusk and using it as quill. This was dedication of Lord Ganesha towards an assignment of writing.
Every blogger has this dedication to every post, every page they write. Again we need to write and write only with pure devotion.
There are various philosophical concepts attributed to each body part of Ganesha. His large ears and small mouth signify about speak less and listen more.
Every blogger has to spend more time in listening comments and reviews. They must spend little time in talking. By doing this, one can utilize his/her energy for doing more creative work, efficiently and effectively.
Ganesha is always having the rat in control. The rat symbolizes the distractions that trouble us. They will always pop up daily and time to time, we need to learn take a control of these.
Every blogger has to keep close watch on our distractions. One must try to keep control on these distractions.
Ganesha is also worshiped as Lord of Wisdom and Knowledge.
This inspires us to explore, and expand, the knowledge about the subject on which we are writing. The more knowledge and wisdom you have, the more readers will get attracted towards the contents of the blog. The well written post is the outcome of knowledge only. It may not be by an accident.
Hope every blogger will get inspired by this Panch-sutri, five things. May Lord Ganesha bless all the devotees!
Ganapti Bappa Moraya! Manal Moorti Moraya!
This week is a lot of jumps as the challenge is Vibrant . Trying to post few colours! Similar stuff can be found in my entries for Weekly Photo Challenges, hope that you will enjoy and add your valuable comments.