30 days..50 ft of canvas and 100 stories…

October is a good month…actually a great month, we have heard always in the poems, stories, in talks by people but this year it proved to be really great for Artologue. Artolouge had its first exhibition in India Habitat Centre for a month exhibiting the murals, objects and painted with more than 1500 people. we[…]

The tears….emotions….and the exhibit…

India Habitat Centre gives an open space where we have displayed the digital prints of murals we have done and objects collected from various homes. In last 20 days more than 500 people have painted on this canvas making whatever they wanted to make. 25 ft canvas have been painted fully and we had to[…]

Art Walle लोग

Amidst anxieties, last minute confusions, surprising changes in plan and chaos, the exhibition ART Walle LoG finally opened for public to view and participate. This exhibition brings together our experience of painting 45 murals with families, schools and communities in 17 states over nearly 3 years at one place. Thanks to Dr. Alka Pande who[…]

Come Be an Artist

Today, we want to make a big announcement about artologue. No we are not going on a World Tour……(though we would love to if someone sponsors us) So whats the good news…..it is about an exhibition. Yes Artologue is exhibiting for the first time. In Delhi we have got an open space in INDIA HABITAT[…]

The tale of half a heart

एक शहर था..जिसमें दो डॉक्टर रहते थे……..पता नहीं कैसे दोनों में प्रेम हुआ….शायद दोनों के दोस्तों ने एक दूसरे को मिलाया…फिर मां बाप मिले और प्रेम हो गया….लड़का सांवला…सलोना सा लड़की गोरी चिट्टी …..जैसी फिल्मों में होती है.. प्रेम कुछ महीने चला…गंगा के घाट पर, रेस्तरां में….आपरेशन थिएटर में….फिर शादी हो गई…. फिर पता नहीं[…]

Art on flying chairs…

They were on wheel chairs but they had wings to fly. We had colors and we were ready to fly with them. We flew with colors and wheels for the whole day. on our journey butterflies came with us and we spread colors on the walls of the home they live. They were a bunch[…]

Artologue turns 3….

Artologue: Art for all, our dream project enters its third year in August 2015. While colours, journeys to new places, participation of the viewers  and creative exchange formed the core of the project, there’s much more to it. It is as much a journey of ours as a couple, Mee and Jey as individuals as[…]

Marriage and painting : a new experience

Creating a painting for others and marrying a daughter feels alike. Once back from the 45 days Bihar Jharkhand Artologue trip, we had a hard time coping with the fact that we will perhaps never see the paintings we did during the trip. We and especially Meenakshi spent hours going through the same photographs from[…]

गुलेल, चिकन और यादें….

हज़ारीबाग जाना नहीं था लेकिन कहते हैं न यात्राओं में पता नहीं होता आप कहां से कहां पहुंच जाते हैं. जब भागलपुर में थे तो शशि से बात हुई तो शशि ने कहा कि अगर हम हज़ारीबाग जाएंगे तो वो मुंबई से हमसे मिलने आ जाएंगे. शशि को हम फेसबुक से ही जानते थे और[…]

Kesariya Balam for hari bhari

Those who are familiar with our journey, they know Hari bhari is our 350 CC Royal enfield bullet and we travel on that for our art journeys. Now we are looking for a boyfriend of Hari bhari which is a 500 CC Royal Enfeild Bullet. Since artologue project is all about participation not money we[…]

Expressing – the smART way!

In the 45 day trip of Artologue, H.H.High school Brambe was our last stop. we spend two days painting with kids. The school is run by Shadab Hasan who has done his MBA and could have earn handsome money working in any Multinational but decided to stay and open a decent school where kids from[…]

Children of God…in Artologue

For the first time, we were nervous. It is difficult to explain the rush of mixed emotion when we reached the Srijan Help, a school for ‘special’ children. They greeted us with hearty smiles, warm shake-hands, curious looks and shyness. Initially talking to them looked like a difficult task but that was not because a[…]

The Polite admirers of Begusarai…

Begusarai is not a place. It’s a legend, it’s a myth but still it was not on our Artologue trip because no one had invited us from there. I had this feeling since beginning that without Begusarai, Bihar trip will not be considered complete. And so it happened. We got a flood of invites from[…]

Gangs of Rangpur in Nalanda

‘’You guys look Yankee. You know….different… like artists.’’ It was the first reaction of Dr Siddharth, SP of Nalanda. We think he meant funky when he said Yankee. We were in the office of Superintendent of police to discuss the idea to paint in a police station. Dr Siddharth principally agreed to the idea but[…]

मुझे अम्मी चाहिए…..

चांद अंसारी को कला में रुचि थी. उन्हें ठीक ठीक याद नहीं कि वो क्या बनना चाहते थे लेकिन वो कहते हैं, ‘ मैं भी कुछ कुछ आप लोगों जैसा ही करना चाहता था. लेकिन गरीबी इतनी थी कि काम करना पड़ा. अब टेलरिंग का काम करता हूं. बंबई में.’ चांद अंसारी हमें मिले भागलपुर[…]

संथाल टोला- मस्ती, रंग और वो देसी मुर्गा

संथाल टोला सुनते ही मुझे फूदन माझी की याद आती है. उसका सरसों के तेल में चुपड़ा बदन और उसकी वो बांसुरी. ये पुरानी बात है. अब मालूम भी नहीं फूदन माझी कहां है. आज हम लोग कल्याण टुडू के घर पर हैं जहां माझी थान यानी उनके भगवान के घर को रंगना है. मदद[…]

The Ideas factory…..and the trademark Fish

The Engineering college kids had many ideas. One of them wanted to make a device which can automatically make music with the lyrics. One girl wanted to make a robot controlled by mind. One student was keen to try out photography. Someone wanted to make more intelligent machine than those shown in the film- Transformers[…]

From messed up wall to a beautiful painting….

Ayush was not shy exactly but he was reluctant to ask the question publicly. Jey had just made an offer to the kids that they can ask him anything. Ayush came to him and took him to the stairs and asked the pertinent question going on in almost every kid’s mind, ‘How to tackle the[…]

The story of an Incomplete Painting…

The journey towards Muzaffarpur started with Rain. We were drenched and reached late to the school where we were supposed to paint. We wanted to paint in a school which is deprived or under privileged. People suggested us to paint in any school in the red light area named Chaturbhuj Sthan. We were put in[…]

Building blocks of life….and much more

When we have great hosts we end up painting more. That’s what happened in Amnour village of Vaishali. so this blog will have more pictures and endless pleasure we had in the rural setting. The work in Amnour started with Meenakshi arranging and mixing the colors. Next Jey had to help kids to prepare for[…]