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Born 1973, India

An artist, writer, translator and media personality who after more than a decade in journalism turned to full-time art. His education and exposure to art goes back to his days of covering the arts and letters beat for some of India’s best-known newspapers and magazines. His serious pursuit of art however began after he took a break from active journalism in 2006 to work on a novel (work-in-progress).
 
In this time he started making abstract works that in a way began to translate a lot of his ideas and concepts about light and colour and the form that results from their interplay. His recent practice has included the use of X-rays of various body parts and machines as installations and light boxes. In the short time that he has been painting and making art he has had several shows in India. His work was also shown at the prestigious India Art Summit (now known as India Art Fair) in 2009.
 
As a writer he is interested in the social and cultural similarities that a shrinking world is increasingly revealing to us. An alumnus of the esteemed Asian College of Journalism he has attended Bharati Mukherjee and Clark Blaise’s well-known creative writing workshop. His pieces on travel, art and literature have been published in leading newspapers and magazines of the country including the Times of India, Economic Times, Hindustan Times, Outlook, Tehelka, Art & Deal and The Little Magazine. Since 2010 he is Programming Consultant at Lok Sabha Television, the Indian lower House of Parliament’s 24X7 channel, where he also does a TV show with Members of Parliament.  
 
He has translated into English Asghar Wajahat’s much-celebrated Hindi play about the Partition of India called  Jisne Lahore Nahi Dekhya…(‘Unborn in Lahore’).He has also translated short stories by Munshi Premchand, Nirmal Verma, Bhisham Sahni and Ajeet Cour. He has also written columns on esoteric and futuristic matters in HT City, Delhi, and Maxim magazine. 
 
Shows
 
2014   'India - The Revealed Mysteries' in Conjunction with Venice Biennale 2014 , Venice , curated by Sandro Orlandi.
2013   'Confluence des Arts'  a group show of 100 artists at Gallery Artchill, Amber Fort , Jaipur.
2012  November - December, ‘The Inner Eye’ solo show of X-ray works curated by Sahar Zaman, Gallery Artchill, Juneja Art Gallery and Le Meridien Jaipur.  
2012  March, ‘Kindness: Udarta’ 20 Years of Australia India Cultural Exchange group show curated by Alka Pande, Visual Arts Gallery, Delhi & Melbourne.

2011 September, ‘Art Camp Kashmir’ in Srinagar by D.P. Dhar Memorial Trust, Srinagar.
2011 March-April, ‘Developing Delhi’ group show curated by Suneet Chopra, Trapezoid, Delhi.
2011 Feb-March, ‘Racism and Reconciliation’ India-Australia 4-artist show, Art Konsult, Delhi.

2010 December, ‘Love Stories’ An exhibition of art on aspects of love, Positive Art Works, Taj Deccan,  Hyderabad.
2010 Sept, ‘Weaving Legacy 10’ 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Indian Art Circle, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Delhi.

2009 Oct-Nov, ‘Dialogue and Prelude’ Art East’s first Art Camp, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka.
2009 August, Indian Art Summit-2009, Religare Arts.i stall, Delhi. 
2009 July-August, Connaught Place-The WhyNot Place: Artist Residency, Religare Arts.i Gallery, Delhi. 
2009 July, Sufism on Canvas, Art Junction, Delhi.
2009 April, Summer Group Show 2009, Kohl Art Gallery, Delhi.
2009 March-April, Art Against Terrorism, Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata.

2008 May, Summer Group Show 2008, Dhoomimal Art Centre, Delhi
 

Works in Collections
D. P. Dhar Memorial Trust, Srinagar. 
WWF-India HQ, Delhi.
Art Alive gallery in Delhi.
The Hidden Gallery, Delhi. 
Art Junction, Hotel Lalit, Delhi.
The Second Floor, art café in Karachi, Pakistan.
Dhoomimal Art Centre, Delhi.
Eternity Museum Collection of Gallery Artchill, Jaipur.
Art East, Chennai.