India Art Journal Aug 27 by Meera Rao
India Art Journal July 2, by Meera Rao
My most favorite part of staying in India for the past three months has been the variety of tropical fruits I get to savor :) Sita Phala- Sugar Apple, Pomegranates, Mangoes, Jackfruits, mini bananas, guava, sugar cane, papaya, musambi, etc. etc -- the list is endless with each fruit unique in its taste, texture, aroma, size and color :) Check out this link if you would llike to look at some photographs of exotic tropical fruits :)
India Art Journal Aug 28, by Meera Rao
This interesting looking contraption is UPS or Universal Power Supply - that is an essential backup for power failures which unfortunately happens many times a day. It is a must for computers if you can't afford to loose data and usage. It supplies temporary power for an essential light bulb or two or more may be even a TV! The UPS charges when the power supply is on for use when the electricity supply fails. Most shops, malls, apartment complexes in addition to UPS also have back up generators. More and more individual houses also depend on one. Earlier in the year, there was a major power grid breakdown in all of northern India that dominated the news media's attention. I guess its the price to pay for growth and demand when both outpaces planning and supply. I had to sketch the UPS at our place and immortalize it for all the work it does quietly ( well, it beeps once to let us know when it comes on or goes off!)
The following two sketches are once again from the very beginning of my journal getting their primetime spot all by themselves. You may click on this and this to read about them.
India Art Journal July 3 by Meera Rao
India Art Journal July 4 by Meera Rao