— Graphic Reflections

This typographical graphic attempts to portray that corruption has a negative impact on the development/growth of a country or economy. Instances of rampant corruption hampering developmental projects, investment, business plans, ambitions, etc. are far too many, at least in India. This graphic, ironically, also portrays how corruption is ‘tied’ to the process of growth and development wherein funds meant for development are often misused by the corrupt.

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This typographical composition portrays the tragic loss to Manhattan after the horrific September 11, 2001 terror attacks. With the Twin Towers gone, a change in the skyline of the world’s financial capital perhaps also revealed gaps in security, in foreign policy and in the way the world looked at terrorism. This graphic was created on September 13, 2001.

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This graphic tries to portray the horror of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on Manhattan, as felt by the illustrator who watched the event live on television (it was created on September 12, 2001).

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The wrist watch has, over the years, transcended its original role of telling time to become one of the most popular status symbols. It goes with you wherever you go, it’s easy to flash and be noticed by others, it’s a sign of who you are; the more exquisite or valuable the watch, the more it ‘talks’ about you. However, it is a matter of debate as to what is more valuable: the watch itself or the time at hand.

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Trees give life-supporting Oxygen and that’s one huge reason to plant more!

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The debate on global warming seems to be over and one significant reason for the phenomenon appears to be a sharp decline in our planet’s forest cover owing to which the ability of our planet to absorb carbon dioxide has been weakening. So it seems as if our planet is running low on climate sustaining battery: trees!

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Come April and this Bougainvillea covered tree near our house would play host to some very special guests. Rosy Starlings (Sturnus roseus), birds that winter in India and go back to Eastern Europe in summer, pass through north and north west India on their way back to Europe. A few birds would stop by at this tree every year, entertain us with their constant ‘chatter’ and charm us with their beauty. So for a few days every year, this tree would take on the role of a Transit Lounge!

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A typographical collage inspired by road traffic in India, specially in old and congested parts of big cities, wherein a wide variety of vehicles, big and small, jostle for space on the road.

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