Friday, 23 December 2011

Woosh!

There is something significant which artist Savio Dsilva noticed while driving on the Juhu Versova Link Road. Amidst all the noise and chaos, he saw a little girl sitting close to the yellow and black striped road  divider completely immersed in her own thought. Right next to her was a book and a white chalk. Dsilva got worried that some speeding car might just run over her. The  little girl remained calm and picked up the chalk to write her name on the black  portion of the divider only to use it as a blackboard! This brought a great smile to Dsilva’s face and a thought flashed that there are some people who spit on it and this little girl is using those black strip to write her name. “ This is the great Indian divider,” he says. Such is the observation of this artist who has not only illustrated  a series of comic strips named Woosh! but is one of the few artists who explores various forms of visual art. “ I wish to get them published some day. I always add humour to  these illustrations while they give out a positive message because humour has a lot of recall value,” says Dsilva who shares this art form with several friends on facebook. He alongwith a  friend  actively contributed in making a series of comic strips for an NGO which was about educating people against injustice faced by children in society too.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Mast Mast Bandra

Raveena Tandon with the "little dentists"
First, it was Juhu ; then Lokhandwala, and now Bandra. Mast Mast girl Raveena Tandon has been pucca West Mumbai girl, having stayed in all three suburbs. But  Bandra-where she has been staying for the past seven years is where her heart is. Its her " little cove" which she feels has the best of everything.