Art is a therapy!

Art is a therapy… Had heard it but not really felt till I made this one…
Deep Blue Sea

Oil on Canvas

60 x 60 cm

Life is a whirlpool and what gives us strength is our strong anchor..strong faith.

My anchor is my faith in the divine which I represent here with the DOT.

Holding on this anchor, I can sail through all the whirlpools of life and towards the end come to the realisation that life is so beautiful underneath.

I experienced it while making this painting and this has infused so much positivity in me.

Art has a social responsibility!

My small initiative to give back to society…
Every month I will give away One Painting for a social cause.If your child’s birthday falls in this month, you can receive this painting as a gift for your home.
Steps to follow-
1)Message ASAP, that you are interested in claiming your gift as you are eligible for it(child’s birthday falling in that month).
2)Donate whatever amount you want, to any Charity of your interest or any orphanage.Message this detail to me within two days, else it will pass to others in queue.
3) Pick up your painting from me ( for those based in Singapore).

People staying in other parts of the world can also claim it, if they have friends in Singapore who can pick up from me.
Please be part of this initiative and share it with your friends and family.
Thank you
All auspicious things start with Ganesha and so does this initiative.

This is the painting to give away for the month of October!


Gajapati – GaneshaOil on canvas

80 X 80 cm
For me, Ganesha is my best friend…

Not someone who sits in the abode of heaven and I have to perform rituals and sing hymns to connect to Him…but my best friend who comes to help me when I am in trouble.

The worst phases of difficulties I have waded through only by holding his hands and having faith in him..

He comes to me not in the image I worship, but as a human being and gives signal that I am with you… 

He is omnipotent, omnipresent and most important my faith in him supersedes all rituals and frills which I do occasionally.

I know I can connect with him as I connect with my best friends..I close my eyes and I feel him around me.
This friend of mine is beautiful, majestic ,has big ears to listen to me and is so wise that I don’t have to tell him anything.
Hence I give him this form ..more of an elephant than supernatural…as He animates every living thing around us.

Long Lost Path

LONG LOST PATH..It started from my painting of a ROSE for school exhibition in the year 1993…when it was much appreciated.But my path was not art,it was administration…so gave the paintings to parents and moved ahead in life.My ART TEACHER…MRS. MANJU…told me there was something magical and intense about my colours,but didnt pay heed as ART was just a hobby…career was important.After several years,my husband literally pushed me again for making a painting in 2012..and thanks to him.It was then that my teacher’s words started echoing inside and gave me confidence to move ahead.Art is slowly becoming a passion and addiction.ROSE (1993)…made more than 20 years ago:)


Development  administration began in 1950’s and till 1960’s was the heyday of dev admn.however late 1970’s onward shadow of doubt for dev admn as was prescribed emerged.the western countries started the path of dev assuming and claiming that there was UNDER DEVELOPMENT in these countries and they were to be led on the path of  dev admn in order to b MODERNISED wh was similar to WESTERNISE.

this approach led to growth of development admn.,administrative development and administered development.

late 1970’s a group of scholar said it was actually COUNTER DEVELOPMENT..and the goals of dev admn should be achieved through people’s participation and not western imitation.they gave ALTERNATE DEVELOPMENT model.

in 1980’s world bank further questioned the state led development and need was felt for market supremacy.

this thought became more vocal in 1990’s and it gave rise to the phase of DEADMINISTERED was the phase of PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT,PEOPLE CENTRIC DEVELOPMENT,AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.


there  has been a group of scholars from 1980’s onward who has been called ANTI DEVELOPMENT(wh is more evoled thought of counter dev ).they outrightly reject the western model of dev admn.they are ANTI that model of dev admn given by the west.they are not anti-dev per se.they dont object change but that sh not be based on western should be indigenous based on each individual and his is a bottom up approach to development in which imitating the west is outrightly rejected.