Finally got my hands on the new illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! To say that it is beautiful would be an understatement!
There is something about the magnificence of a thunderstorm that makes you stop in your tracks, pause and admire.
I’m in the process of moving into a new apartment where the landlady (very thoughtfully) put in this beauty !
Unpacking a bunch of my books and arranging them on the shelf is probably the only productive thing I’ve done so far . This is less than half of my collection in Hyderabad . I WILL need more shelves. So the rest of my books will stay in their boxes till I find another home for them 🙂
I took this picture just before I dozed off last night . I had just finished We are All Completely Besides Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler , a hilarious , thoughtful and deeply moving book . Then came my customary 20 pages of The Forest . And finally a few pages of The Awkward Octopus from my dear Kindle . With all these wonderful stories brewing a heady cocktail in my brain , Dreamland was fun!
As a child , I doodled a lot . I had access to a lot of stationary ( my parents are professors and my sister was in middle school back then ) , but I didn’t like anything as much as I liked blank bare walls . Needless to say , that talent was nipped in the bud by my watchful mother .
Last December , I saw these beautiful paintings on the walls of really old buildings in Neuchatel, Switzerland . Unlike my art , these have been painted with permission from the authorities. We went on a walking tour of the place guided by an amazing German lady, who had moved to Switzerland with her husband years ago. She took us through this quaint little street, pointing out the drawings. Sometimes, they’re made for the pleasure of children, sometimes to beautify an otherwise derelict looking building, and sometimes, they’re made in prominently displayed walls of the city and depict Neuchatel, as it was , centuries ago.
Here are some of my favourite drawings.