Some Faces

Trying to do a better job of drawing faces -- from photographs, in my new gray-white paged sketchbook:

(late) Kishore Kumar, one of the greatest popular singers in Hindi

Dilip Kumar, the ultimate tragic hero in Hindi films when my husband was a boy.

a young girl, drawn from the newspaper

A Maharaja of Patiala, from an old photograph. What a beautiful face -- more beautiful than my drawing. And dripping with jewels. The way one imagines a Maharaja should be.

Lost at Sea

I am honored that the literary/arts blog/ezine Qarrtsiluni has accepted my poem Lost at Sea for its latest issue, Water. There is a recording of me reading it as well.

Qarrtsiluni publishes art, photography, writing, video of very high quality, each issue organised around a general topic. Its founders, and a number of the contributors, are people whose writing online I have been following with great pleasure for years. Take a look.