Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Deepavali 2017

Deepavali festival is especially loved by children partly because it allows you to play with fireworks and lamps. The well known brothers seen above are no different.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Jaffna's mobile fishmongers circa 1980s and 1990s.

Jaffna (northern Sri Lanka) is blessed with a long coastline so fresh seafood is part of the daily diet.
You can buy this at one of three sources:
1) At the beach - fresh catch.
2) At a market near you- reasonably fresh catch.
3) From a mobile fishmonger- reasonably fresh.
For those who have to remain at home and not able to go to market, the last is the best and sometimes only option. Around 10am these fishmongers will come around into all the small lanes and houses they know.
They will sell you the fish and upon request even de-scale and slice it for you.
Shrewd, sweet taking businessmen.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Sarasvathy Pooja

Sarasvathy Pooja (Navarathri) has always been an important festival in our home. Two generations ago we moved from agriculture to a knowledge based income. In our family we now have engineers, teachers, an architect, a lawyer, a dentist and an IT tech guy too. So every year we celebrate this special day for the deity for learning, knowledge and the arts, regardless of which country we happen to be in.

Tamil Thalir back on sale again!

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Friday, 11 September 2015

The story of..... us

I just finished reading this book- "Sapiens- A brief history of humankind"by Dr. Yuval Noah Harari and enjoyed it thoroughly. I learnt a lot too. It inspired me to draw the above cartoon.