I made a page to list out all the talks that have taught me, that have made me feel or have influenced me. I’ve watched them multiple times and have shared these with folks. I felt it was easier to have a single page instead of dumping multiple links while sharing and so here it is.
After some trials and an error, I decided to seek inspiration from the Thailand trip I was planning to create a series of Postcards. These revolved around the three islands I would be visiting; Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and Koh Samui.
The reason I chose Islands as a subject is because it would make for a wonderful series and its easier to make them as a postcard subject vs a mainland city. Initially I tried colouring the water blue as well but it did not turn out too well so I decided to keep it white and focus on the colour of the island only.
I posted them from the islands that they represented but as of writing this only 1 has reached its destination and that too surprisingly without the stamp.
I plan to do more of these as soon as I can get my hands on some most postcard stock. They do not seem to be available in India but I found some on AliExpress.
It all started with a impulse purchase at a Bookstore at Khan Market, New Delhi, on our way to Hillhacks at Bir, Himachal Pradesh.
The colour-it-yourself postcards were lacking in quality so I decided to play around with them and imagined that the contents were actually images and drawings from another planet; Andlorra. The birds were coloured exotic and the trees surreal. These were conceptualised and coloured in the Earth House, Palampur.
I sent these to a few friends whose addresses I could gather at that time. The stamps were bought at the Bir subpost office and the postcards were posted from the Dharamshala postoffice. These travelled across the world and funnily enough the Bangalore ones reached last. This was the second time I sent a series of postcards around the world. The last time I sent these was when Shivani hosted a postcard popup shop in Cubbon park last year.
If you want one when I do a series the next time, please share your address with me.
The birds created convoluted patterns in the sky, as the students sat on the lawns absorbing into their souls that this magical night was the end of their journey.
These three years that came at the right time.
These three years where we grew up.
These three years made us who we are right now.
These three years full of stories and people.
These three years that we needed.