Art for a cause @TMH / November 1 2014

Some of the recent pieces of Art I drew for cancer kids at the Tata Memorial Hospital, as part of my visits to that hospital every two weeks, as a volunteer.

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The Topics are all given by the kids themselves, ranging from “Safely watching a Cheetah and a Tiger clash ( :) )”, “Going to school with sister, in the early morning (school is tough on kids with such problems, quite naturally)”, “Playing cricket with mountains in the backdrop” and “Playing Field Hockey (for a change !)”

Art for a cause @TMH / 04 October 2014

Today i met 3 more patients, all children with Cancer, at Tata Memorial Hospital. This was post handing over the laminated printouts of the previous three pieces of Art.

For the kids i met today, i drew the following 3 pieces of Art

This young boy is raring to go play football with his younger brother, on the beach

This young girl wants to watch the calm sunset with her parents.

.. and this young girl wants to see a peacock  in full colours!

That’s it for today :)

Art for a cause @TMH / 20 September 2014

Drew some more pieces of Art for 3 children suffering from Cancer, at Tata Memorial Hospital.

The first one is titled “Hope”. Just as the birds return to shore at the end of the day, with the streetlamp as a guiding sign, use your hope as your guiding sign in accomplishing good health and other good objectives.


The second one was drawn for a patient that needed some instant laughter! What’s better than Laurel & Hardy? :)
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Of course, i demanded that a patient should give me something in return…. and that means …. a smile! :)

The last one was drawn for a girl who wanted to see snow hills in a cold climate. I also suggested to her that it’s fine to keep this piece of art outside the refrigerator, that the snow would not melt :)
snow mountains

Tomorrow, i will print and laminate these, and hand them over, and meet more child cancer patients at the hospital :)

Art for a cause @TMH / 12 July 2014

Today i handed the laminated printouts of two of the past three pieces of art to the respective children (Cancer patients) at Tata Memorial Hospital. The printouts somehow did not come good because the printer’s cartridge was low on Green and Blue colours.

Now for the third child patient, i drew the below piece of Art – an aeroplane taking off by the sea, against the sunset —

Next weekend, the artist is off :)

Generous & not-a-genie

Does it take one to be a genie to be all the way generous? Not a bit. I have not been emancipated from my restrictive lamp (read 3 hours of daily commuting hours and life in a chaotic city of about 20 million that is super-bustling with people).

But i do make it a point to be generous. My “generosity” has been sometimes unsolicited but the endings are guaranteed to be good :)

And this is for real — i draw for children who have Cancer. Every saturday, i make a trip to the Tata Memorial Hospital, which sees around 300 child cancer-patients per day. There i meet 1-3 children (cancer patients) per visit. I ask them what they would like to be drawn for them. Based on their inputs, i draw for them on my computer (using the computer mouse and Microsoft Paintbrush). The next saturday, i take prints of these, laminate those and hand them back to the children. Of course, i ask them for a favour in return, and that is “give back a big, genuine smile!”

I have drawn for a lot of patients from over the world in the past (out of my spare time) and some of my work can be seen at the following links:

So, it does not take one to be a Genie in order to be generous. This is in response to the WP daily prompt —


Art for a cause @TMH / 05 July 2014

Today i went to the Tata Memorial Hospital as part of my weekend visits as a volunteer artist. There i met three children, of the age group 7-10, all cancer patients.

But first, i handed over a laminated print of one of my previous works to a cancer patient i met the last week

Now, back to this week, I drew for two of them for the coming week; will be handing them the laminated prints next saturday; and will draw for the third one next saturday.

One of the children wanted me to depict him while riding a horse in the forest.


The other patient, who had just undergone a brain surgery, was barely able to talk but ended up conveying that she wanted me to depict her as saluting the National flag of India.

This is part of my Volunteer Artwork that i do for the Cancer patients (children) at the Tata Memorial Hospital every weekend.