Uncategorized

Sunday In My City – Memory Lane

This Sunday, I did go out a bit, but like an idiot forgot to charge my mobile phone – and had to hang on to the wee bit so I could make a phone call, if necessary.

Anyway – I was going through a lot of old stuff, and came across some sketches by Vidur, my son. Incidentally, even as I slog along with my NaNoWriMo writing, he has taken up his own personal project of illustrating a few Indian mythology stories, beginning with the Ramayana and following it up with Dashavatar. Very interesting, both – and well – looks like I must write soon about “What I learned from Vidur about sticking to purpose” or some such. Because, you see, he finished the first part of his plan well ahead of time. Happily, he motivates me in turn. So – while I cannot show you what he is working on right now, at his request, I CAN show you stuff he sketched years ago. Here we go:

This Sunday, we’re looking at some “cast-offs” from Vidur’s portfolio!

The following three pictures are from Sri Krishna’s stories.

The beginning, where Vasudev and Devaki get married; and so on. Here is the story, if you are interested.

VidurSury1

VidurSury2

VidurSuryKamsa

Watch a video of the birth of Lord Krishna, if you like.

And then, Vidur was in the third Grade with the project he’s holding below: Supposed to be a Zoo with pictures collaged together. This would be year 2005

VidurSurySchool

Third Grade, again, below, I think! It is a picture depicting Lord Krishna conquering the demoness Putana. Long story!

VidyaSuryPutana

Here is a picture of Recycled water bottles at our local mall.

VidyaSury Recycled

VidyaSury Recycled2

And here’s a picture of said Mall from outside.

VidyaSuryMall

 

Outside the Mall, there are lots of hawkers selling all sorts of things. This particular toy boy keeps cycling round and round and is quite mesmerizing to watch. The photo is not clear because it moved a tad too fast for me to capture it on my fast-dying phone camera. I’ll get another pic of this the next time I go there.

VidyaSuryToyBoy

And now, off to bigger destinations!

Thank you, Unknown Mami – for the free travel via the keyboard!

Thank you for subscribing to my blog! Do consider leaving a comment – or just reply to this email! I’d love to know what you think.

Cheers!

Vidya

You Might Also Like

14 Comments

  • Reply
    sheila
    November 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Wow, your son is so incredibly gifted !!!!!! And his handwriting is beautiful! I love this post, thank you.

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    November 13, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Hi Sheila! Thanks for the lovely comment. The weird thing is, he writes beautifully when he describes his drawings. You should see his school notebooks. 🙂 His teachers complain about his handwriting all the time. hehehe.

  • Reply
    My Inner Chick
    November 13, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Vidur is AMAaaaaZING & beautifully gifted.

    He must be like his sweet Mama. :))

    Loved the photos & stories & history.

    XX Kiss for you, Vidya.

  • Reply
    Someone is Special
    November 13, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    vidur is rocking.. and I hope you are right on the track (NaNoWriMo).. I am lagging a lot, let’s see..

    Someone is Special

  • Reply
    tsonodablog
    November 14, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Your son’s drawings are beautiful. He has talents. You are a family of expressionism, yes? I think so! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pictures and stories. It is such a treat to visit your blog!
    Hugsss to my faraway friend.

  • Reply
    qandlequeen
    November 14, 2011 at 2:04 am

    You son is fabulously talented!

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    November 14, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Hi Saravana! Yeah, I am chugging along NaNoWriMo – so far so good 🙂

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    November 14, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Hey Kim – 🙂 I am still laughing over your random thoughts. Kiss back at you!!

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    November 14, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Hi qandlequeen! Thank you. I just took a walk through your little world and loved it.

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    November 14, 2011 at 6:18 am

    🙂 You know what, Terri? I think he’ll publish before I do 🙂 Hugs back to you!

  • Reply
    Unknown Mami
    November 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Your son is beyond inspiring! He is a fabulous artist.

  • Reply
    Farila
    November 16, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Vidur is a gifted kid and I could sense it when I met him. I love when you blog about him. I had been to Mantri Mall when I was in Bangalore…

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    November 16, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Unknown Mami – I am grateful to you. Had it not been for this lovely “Sundays In My City” series, I doubt if I would ever think of sharing these. 🙂 Did I say Muchas gracias?

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    November 16, 2011 at 7:29 am

    🙂 Glad you enjoyed this, Farida

  • Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge

    %d bloggers like this: