Fatima: Story of a sex worker.

Everyone called her Amma, and I was too young to discern what a ‘pimp’ was at the time. I was 14 years old, recently orphaned after my single mother passed away from dengue hemorrhagic fever, and I had absolutely nowhere else to go. Amma took me into her brothel, provided me with a room, some…

She fades away, everyday.

Mumbai, 2012. I still remember the first time I ran my fingers through her hair – we were casually sitting at Marine Drive right opposite the Pizza Bay that fine evening, facing the city rather than the sea, silently tittering looking at our beloved neighbours – the fellow junior college couples whose prime intent to…

Mumbai: Twenty Million Heartbeats

Hey Mumbai.  It’s been almost 22 years. I know we don’t see each other quite often these days. I know I only get a handful number of days a year to spend with you, but guess what – nothing’s changed. I still love sitting for hours on Marine Drive and just peacefully taking trips down…

“The Robin”

I always believed that life was an amalgam of millions of crazy little moments. Those long walks, the late night chat sessions, that first candlelit dinner, those cheesy melodramatic gestures, the old school love letters, the first kiss & the subsequent sweet slide into utter mindlessness, and of course – the first midnight dance in…

Star Wars: Why & How to Watch?

Four decades. Non-fanatics are still astounded by the fact that a sci-fi trilogy of the late 70s made using tacky special effects, rubber puppets, miniature starships and what not, went on to become such a big cultural phenomenon with millions of ardent followers. Not kidding, there are people who literally live & breathe Star Wars…

Dunkirk: Review (Spoiler-free)

With his tenth feature film, writer-director Christopher Nolan mostly breaks away from his traditional roots and plunges his audience in what seems to be a rather intense and unprecedented depiction of the sheer brutality and palpable turmoil experienced by the NAF soldiers during 1940’s Operation Dynamo. This was where a miraculous rescue mission was attempted…

Digital Painting: Mumbai, on the other side.

On the other side of those tinted glass windows of my car, stood a boy who grew up on the pavement. I’d be sitting in my car while he’d knock from the other side every single day, and in my mind I would end up forming a picaresque tale about this young man’s escapades since birth….

Campus Faces Manipal: Digital Paintings

As most of you know, I started my #CampusFacesManipal series a few weeks back, where I started making digital paintings of people around the campus – be it students, faculty or alumni – to work on my graphic art skills. It’s been going great so far, and I’m still taking requests. Do like/follow my page P. Prabhakar and drop me a…

Harry Potter Tribute Series

Fellow Potterheads & Non-Potterheads as well, I put myself through a 24 hour challenge to design artwork for all 7 titles in the Harry Potter saga on my page – yep, digital paintings/artwork that try to recapture the magic of the widely loved phenomenon. It came out way better than I was expecting, so do check it out and…

Deadpool: Manipal Chronicles

Once I was sitting with our honourable college director, Dr. G.K Prabhu for a casual chat in his office, and he asked me something that a lot of people had been pestering me to find out. How did I come up with the idea for this rather crazy series, and why did I chose a…

Manipal Tribute Series.

Having just passed out of Manipal Institute of Technology, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of nostalgia. No more leaky rickshaw rides in the Manipal rains, no more running around to your favourite hangout spots with your chums, no more Saturday night crazy acts, no more secretly snacking with your peeps amidst lectures in…

Random Art|Designs

I keep updating this space with all the random unclassified artwork I keep coming up with from time to time. You can check a few of these below – Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Switching back to vectors for this one. Thanks for making every single day as magical as it was for the last two…