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Maharaja MAC

Everyday, we come across food items, words and phrases that we use subconsciously, without realising the pun that lies in it.

Years ago, McDonalds came up with this great burger which was layered two-fold for those who have a slightly larger appetite, Maharaja style.

This is a mix-media graphic, almost entirely hand illustrated, with a little help from the Maharaja of Bikaner.

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Shahi Paneer

Everyday, we come across food items, words and phrases that we use subconsciously, without realising the pun that lies in it.

The Indian cuisine is unique, there are so many local alterations that contribute to the actual name of a dish.
Read ‘Shahi Paneer’ on the menu, and you’re already in a royal-mughal-darbaar-e-dawat setting.
This is a mix-media graphic, almost entirely hand illustrated, with a little help from the Shahi-Darbaar guards.

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co-existence

Its a strange thought, India is a country of diversity. To the point, where there is diversity in the way we address it.

For people in rural areas, its ‘Bharat’? For us urban folk and the rest of the world, its ‘India’
So,India ka Bharat?
ki
Bharat ka India.

For us, its various sections of society, living their lives, co-existing for all these years.

This is a mix-media graphic, almost entirely hand illustrated, with a little help from Bharat, no wait, India.

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chidiya ud?

If you’re Indian, you have to have played this, strangely creative game with your family and cousins at sleepovers.

Ever wondered if there was actually an angry looking royal guard dedicated to commanding the birds, animals and objects to fly, everytime someone played the game?
We hate working weekends.
This is a mix-media graphic, almost entirely hand illustrated, with a little help from the weekend working royal guard.

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istri

We are very amused by our language and are constantly looking for puns in daily, mundane objects.
The illustration reflects through the form of an iron, locally called the ‘istri’, the still prevailing presumption of a woman taking on the responsibility of the household chores. This graphic is entirely hand illustrated.

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ek cutting chai

If you are from Bombay, you have to have experienced the monsoons and the very effective cutting chai.
The cutting chai, we believe, has a story. We think, a highly intellectual team of researchers sat down to experiment with the chai.
The mission was simple, what is the absolute exact quantity of chai you need to give to the right kick start your day, get back to work after lunch break and pull through those all-nighters.

As we write, it’s way past bed time.. ‘Ek cutting chai, please?’
This is a mix-media graphic, almost entirely hand illustrated, with a little help from this sweet boy walking through waist deep water to serve the cutting chai.

Picture Courtesy: National Geographic.

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bhojan

People spend years and years of their lives studying, modifying, creating the various elements of the food pyramid. So many of them actually make a career out of it. A good one, that too.

The animal life is simple, and so is their food cycle.

This illustration is inspired from the ever so talented gondh artists. Gondh is the tribal art of Madhya Pradesh. The word Gond comes from Kond, which means green mountains in the dravidian culture.

This graphic is almost entirely hand illustrated.

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Doodh se Dhuli

 

We are very amused by our language and are constantly looking for puns in daily, mundane objects and phrases.

The illustration is an intpretation of the traditional phrase “Yeh ladki to Doodh se Dhuli hai”
Is that the real reason why the milkmen are forced to use water in the milk they sell?
This is a mix-media graphic, almost entirely hand illustrated, with a little help from the milk-bathing royal princess.

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Kalakandh

This one is from the food-pun series. Everyday, we come across food items, words and phrases that we use subconsciously, without realising the pun that lies in it.
The Indian mithai range is unique, honestly, we want to know what contributes to their actual names.
Until we find out, this one is a vivid imagination of what actually goes on in the oh-so-melting layers of khoya and desi ghee.
This is a mix-media graphic, almost entirely hand illustrated, with a little help from the talented kalakaars.

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Veg to Non-Veg

All of us humans, at some point in life, get to decide our food preferences.
Of course, there are aspects that influence these decisions, but, at the end of it, its upto us.

Ever wondered how animals decide their food preference?
What if a zebra got sick of leaves and plants and wanted to turn non-vegetarian?
Worth a thought,eh?
This is a mix-media graphic, almost entirely hand illustrated, with a little help from technology.