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…

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…

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…