Friday, February 25, 2011

Dr. Anant Pai


anant-pai, originally uploaded by sidsiva.

As my brother puts it

"Here is one man who did more for this country and its cultural heritage than many who claim to be its custodians. RIP Uncle Pai"

I met him almost ten years ago on assignment for Society magazine. He did so much and was struggling to keep Tinkle, the children's illustrated magazine that he started, afloat. I think, he did manage to figure it out and stuck it out till the very end.

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/amar-chitra-katha-creator-anant-pai-dies-at-81/144281-40-103.html

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Smita, Bombay, Feb 2011


Smita, Bombay, Feb 2011, originally uploaded by sidsiva.

Have been lazy about posting..but here is a portrait of my lovely wife at a cafe in Bombay.

Even though Bombay, for me, has lost much of its charm and has become a difficult place to live in, I still grew up there, made great friends, met the woman that I would marry one day and generally had a good life there!

More soon..