2 Dec 2013
Have you ever noticed how dogs bark at passerby's, especially people with things on their head in India? And that too, for no rhyme or reason. Surprisingly, most dogs are scared of other dogs (when it comes to stepping into their territory), but wait till they see a passing cow mindlessly walking by, and the barking starts! I don't know what goes into them, or what they have against slowly moving cows, but it ticks off something in their brain and makes them go berserk! Maybe there's a short circuit that happens in their brain when they see a mooing cow pass by!
I thought of creating this doodle when Misty, our tiny office dog (Pomeranian by breed) was sizing up a huge, slow moving,spotted black cow, which was almost the size of our gate. It's ironic how such a huge monster could get scared of something so miniature and petite!
It seems like these cow pass by every day in the afternoon, as I always hear Misty bark at that time. Maybe they have a fixed time for a stroll. Everytime you hear Misty bark, you know its a passer-by cow (since she is too scared to bark at anything else!)
It is amusing to see cows act like a COWards when they face dogs! :P :P :P Now that's a pun with a top score!
I have been trying to keep my patience levels afloat since the last few days that I have been battling with extremely low speed internet. Was just wonder if you were downloading the movie 'Sholay' and hear the famous dialogue from Basanti, "Chal Dhanno" and the internet speed just dips low, so low that "Dhanno" does not appear as a horse any more, but a slow, creepy- crawly snail!
Retarded thoughts and such posts! That's what happens to your brain when the internet acts up!
25 Nov 2013
Leave me alone for an hour at home and wonder what I would do! Paint everything around me. I love colour. They just seem to cheer me up, not matter what! On impluse, I painted all the plant pots I had in my house and turned them into spotted, striped and polka- dotted. Then I painted some milk ladles and used them as plant holders! (Check my previous post). And if I haven't had enough, I just pull out my set of colour pens and start doodling on any piece of paper, book corner or tissue paper that's in sight!
Thank God! I haven't set my eyes on the walls. Sid might come home one day and find himself wondering if he's in the right house!
I like to do things the unconventional way. Regular is so boring. Even if its as small as a tiny sapling.
I don't like calling a pot, a pot! But since I wanted one for some new window plants, I had to find a way around it. And then lightning struck! Flashback happened!
As a child, I remember the local milkman who would come home, with a pencil stuck above his ear and a yellow card in his hand. I would always be amused by the long ladles he would have in different sizes and how he could raise it really high and pour out the milk in style!
Since I wanted tiny plants which I could hang on a window in my living room, what better what better way to hang them than these long ladles!
So I looked all over Bangalore for these aluminium milk ladles and only found round scoop ladles made of steel. Finally I pestered my mum to get the local milkman in Mumbai to buy some on our behalf. It seemed like the entire milkman community was curious as to why we would want these milk ladles, as they wondered what on earth would someone use them for, except for milk. Surely they are getting into the milk business, they thought!
Our milkman kept asking my mum what she wanted them for. Since she didn't know what, for the life of me, I needed them for, she promised to show him a picture, once I was done. This picture is for him!
Now that I have coloured these ladles in bright acrylic colours, all I need to do is drill a hole at the bottom and buy some soil and seeds for tiny herb plants. I painted some black colour on to write names of the herbs once I know which ones I plant!
I'm sure somebody is relieved that I'm not into the milk business!
18 Nov 2013
The weather in Bangalore's quite indecisive this time. It can't decide if it wants to rain or get freezing cold. As if that wasn't enough, lightning and thunder seem to have joined the party! Wonder whether to carry a jacket or an umbrella!