Tuesday, December 18, 2007

6th December, 2007

It was a fantabulous day of 2007!!

i met two great personalities on that day. It was especially great because both of them were from the field of Art! First was Mr. Anant Kulkarni – my colleague Sameer Kulkarni's father (Sameer is a sr. animator of our company, bcwebwise) and the other was , Mr. Neville D'souza, Nash Paul's father. (Nash is creative Head of our company).

Anant Kulkarni
, is a retired professor of Illustration & Design from Sir J. J. School of Art. He is a great master of illustrations n designs. According to him, his students have been a great source of inspiration and he has learnt a lot from them. I found most of his work, graph based. ie. his illustrations are within a grid. That's the amazing part of his work. He had been teaching at the J.J. school for last 33 years. n retired 2 yrs. back. Not only me but each n everyone was thrilled to see his work. I liked his description of the abstracts. He said, distortion is abstract, Exaggeration is abstract. Abstract is for the creator himself.. He did what he likes in his own way. To be a great artist/designer, one should have skills, interest, observation, passion and interpretation. After having a talk of 15-20 mins. he was chatting with us for awhile when he told us his memorable experience with the Great Marathi Poet Mr. Mangesh Paadgaonkar. Once Mangesh Paadgaonkar was watching his design diary, (yess.. design diary.. he has a habit of putting down, scribbling, doodling, sketching in his notebook.. but as this all is in art/design form.. he calls it as a design diary...) he asked AK if he could write something in his diary and AK was willing. Then Paadgaonkar wrote in Marathi... "ज्यांचे ह्र्दय झाडाचं असतं, त्यांना फुले येतात" - that means, "Flowers blossom for those, whose heart is like a tree” Ohhh.. My God.. i think.. that was one of the best compliment he had ever got . it was greater than any kind of reward. He is great... n i am wordless..!!

Neville D'souza
, Ohh.. my godd.. the man is full of energy, full of art enthusiasm, extremely friendly, very talkative and a little confused. :) We went to his place on the same day n we didnt find any wall in his house. there were just paintings, paintings n paintings all over the house. One would have to really look hard to find an empty space on the wall. Why would you want to try out, when u can have huge amount of art at one shot!!! He was very happy to see us there. From the start to the end, he was with us explaining most of his paintings and the experiences. I found a masterpiece. He had done a lot of work in about all the mediums with all the textures, with different styles, different forms. calligraphy, landscapes, abstracts, portaits, miniatures, photography and poetry.. everything was there. i liked his oil paintings of the Gorai Village, very much. It's in duotone with top angle perspective. Just loved it. i also liked his mini paintings. size woukd be approximately 12 mm x 12 mm. He had done that in water colours, spreading the colours very well n at the bottom-left he had drawn a small fence. ahaa.. what a rocking painting it was!! he has worked with Lintas and O&M long time back as art director. He also shared some of his rocking experiences in the field of advertising with us, like how they cracked some advt. ideas, what kind of thoughts they were having while advertising a specific product, their way of thinking, how they got ideas etc. etc. this was the most amazing part of our visit. i was just watching n clicking snaps with my mobile there. I was unable to stop myself. Another great experience was the Photography slide show.. the slide show which we enjoyed in my school days..U won’t get to see those machines these days.. It is well said that Old Is Gold…He showed us some of his snaps.. with the thoughts behind it and how to make improve in photography. We enjoyed it very much. it was an insight. His funda of work or design is... initiate, create and sell. ie.. first start your work with a great plan, create it and then properly execute it n then finally sell it. we really had a great time with him. He is great.. n i m wordless...!! Again!

There are a lot of thing i would like to tell about these 2 personalities.. but im short of words.. or im just lazy!! :D

Thanx alot Sameer, Nash n Monisha for helping me in this blogpost... :)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

no maybes...

nice quotes here!! n nice font also!!
enjoy all here.. http://www.plasmosis.com/

before having this image here, i was confused...
i hope someone is reading.. :D

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


सातारा ते कराड यांच्या दरम्यान नॅशनल हायवे क्रमांक ४ वरुन एक मोटार चालली होती. मोटारीत पुढच्या सीटवर एक जोडपे बसले होते आणि मागच्या सीटवर पुष्कळ सामान भरले होते. नवरा मोटार चालवत होता आणि बायको तोंडाचा पट्टा. मालिनीचे सर्वच बोलणे ऐकले पाहिजे आणि ऐकण्याजोगे असते असे सुधाकरला लग्नापूर्वीच्या दिवसात वाटायचे. लग्न झाल्यावर दोनच आठवड्यांत त्याचे मत बदलले. बायकोचे बोलणे चालू असताना मधूनमधून हूंकार देत राहिले की तिचे समाधान होते हे त्याने ओळखले. केव्हा होकार द्यायचा, नकार द्यायचा, आश्चर्य व्यक्त करायचे, आणि ते सुध्दा बोलणे न ऐकता! - ही कला त्याला आता दहा वर्षाच्या अनुभवाने साध्य झाली होती. फार तर पाच टक्के त्याचा अंदाज चुके, पण तेवढी चूक त्यांच्या संसारात व्यत्यय आणत नसे.

- डॉ. जयंत नारळीकर
'प्रेषित' (विज्ञान-कादंबरी)

समीरने सांगितलं, "हे चांगलं आहे.. जास्त विचार न करता घे."
मी 'प्रेषित' घेतलं, वाचलं आणि आवडलं.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

वासुदेव बळवंत फडके

मराठीतला पहीला बिग बजेट सिनेमा - वासुदेव बळवंत फडके
very first Big Budget Marathi Movie - Vaasudev Balawant Phadake

dont miss this trailers...
it's tough fight to Bollywood and competition with Hollywood

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Da Vitruvian Lisa

the Vitruvian Man !

He fits so perfectly on Monalisa's face....

*his body perfectly blending with her nose
*most intresting is the curvature of the lips.. that fits exactly between the vitruvians legs..
*and the gaps between the hands so perfectly accomodate both eyes..!

n the vitruvian man now looks like hez got wingss....!

discovered by one of my net friends.. Neha Mithbawkar

she said, "These were the after-effects of Reading The Da Vinci Code." :D

check more

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Saturday, September 22, 2007

ज्याचं त्याचं पुस्तक...

अमित : आपलं आयुष्य उघड्या पुस्तकासारखं असावं!

मी : नाय रे! त्रास होतो!

अरे आपण ते कोणासमोर उघडं करतोय हे समजायला हवं!

मी :
हम्म... पण आपलं पुस्तक वाचण्यात कधी कधी समोरच्याला इंटरेस्टच नसतो!

अमित :
ती व्यक्ती रोज वाचनालयात जात असावी!

मी :
हा! हा! हा!.. बरोबर आहे... असेल कदाचित.. त्यामुळे त्यांना आपल्या पुस्तकात इंटरेस्ट नाही!

अमित :
त्यांचे वाचन भरपुर असल्यामुळे, आपल्या पुस्तकातले मथळे त्यांना उथळ वाटतात!

मी :
त्यांच्यासाठी आपलं पुस्तक म्हंजे, चंपक मासिक!

अमित :
हम्म... समोर संभाजी सारखा ग्रंथ असताना, चंपक कोण वाचेल?

मी :
काहींना तर संभाजी वाचायलाही वेळ नाहीये!! ;)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

happy independence day

today we are celebrating our 60 years independence day..!! all indians definitely get atleast an email with independence day greetings.. n many of them may got this image as greeting. n i m the creator of the same... :) proud of it..

but now i m confused..!! people just got original artwork from net.. they edit it... remove the logo of AQSHAR.com, add their names or company name n forward it to their friends... i m not there then.. i got 11 emails of independence greetings from yesterday.. n 4 of them with the same image with different company name and without my AQSHAR logo or without any credits... in what way should i react on this!!??

the best one.. i googled "indian independence day", i got my design on this link (http://www.outsourcingboom.com/blog/2006/happy-independence-day/)

this company got the same artwork.. edited it at their end.. they replaced the AQSHAR.COM logo with their company logo (http://www.accessti.com/).. and the height is that.. they specifically mentioned.. designed by - Sumanth G. Reddy (company name - Access Technology India, Delhi)

there are many more like this..!! will post it soon!

i think these guys are really celebrating, enjoying their independence of using any artists artwork without creators permission or without giving any credits to him/her.. :)

it's not only about me.. but also about all the artists, who had displayed their work online.. n the artworks got ripped / theft.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


त्या दिवशी मला कळलं की शाळेची मजा कशात आहे ते. वर्ग आहेत, बाकं आहेत, पोरंपोरी आहेत, सर आहेत, गणित आहे, नागरिकशास्त्रसुध्दा; पण आपण त्यात कशातच नाही. आपण त्या गाईच्या पाठीवर बसणार्‍या पांढर्‍या पक्ष्यांसारखे मुक्त आहोत. ह्यांच्या शाळेत बसलेलो असलो तरी आपल्या मनात एक वेगळीच शाळा भरते. खास आपल्या एकट्याचीच. त्या शाळेला वर्ग नाहीत, भिंती नाहीत, फळा नाही, शिक्षक नाहीत; पण त्यातलं शिकणं फार सुंदर आहे.

- मिलिंद बोकील
(शाळा - शाळेत गेलेल्या सर्वांसाठी)

Monday, August 06, 2007

ganeshotsav - 2007 - on the way..

clicked sum snaps last saturday.. at Lalbaug..
Lalbaug - where most of the Mumbai Ganapatis born.. :)

some snaps are uploaded at my flickr.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

वादळापूर्वीची शांतता!

एक वादळ येणार आहे! तयारी चालू आहे!
आज ऑफीस मध्ये आम्हा तिघांचा (मी, समीर आणि तो) तोच विषय होता!!

Friday, July 20, 2007

coolkarnisam on deviantart!

sameer entered Deviantart world yesterday..
have a look! http://coolkarnisam.deviantart.com/gallery/
u will fall in love!
lots of comments he got on the first day itself..!! wish him all the best!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

11 at Ratnagiri...

enjoyed alot!! Thanx to Milind!
got sum very first experiences there.. :D

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Makke kaa Bhel

Charni Rd. stn...
saturday morning...
Mood was quite cool. n Dada (My big B) said, "let's have mast "Makke kaa Bhel" n we had it.. i ate it first time n it was great.. just Rs. 15/- per Makka Bhel. It was too good.
the place is just opposite Roxy cinema.. between two bus-stops. 5 mins. from Charni Rd. Stn. Bhelwala Chacha is also tooo talkative, u will definitely not get bored.
If u visit Charni Road by any time.. do visit this place n try this awsome Bhel.. just great!!
ingredients are sumthing like, Bhunaa hua Makkaa, butter, mast salty + tikhaa Masalaa, small Pieces of raw mango, tomato, cilantro, sev (u can see all here in the pic)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

blogshar - starts today!

blog header changed to AQSHAR logo now..!! :)
looks good.. but donno.!? may be i will change it later.. let it be like this for now!

Thursday, June 14, 2007


yo! sumthing here long days back.. :)

check out my fotos.. bole to apun ne khichelaa fotos.. :) apoon kaa khud kaa nahin.. :D


freak out!

Thursday, March 15, 2007