• On Frankaffe, Sushrut Munje shares how our naive existence falls prey to the little ups and down life has to offer, and how we often underestimate our strength.
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    Naivety

    There are conversations around things you agree on and then some you do not. You work with inspiring minds, sharing a rare partnership and investing precious years into a project that builds lives - yours and theirs and everyone's around. You put yourself out there amidst people and souls, lending to their identity and borrowing theirs for your script, becoming an integral part of the song that plays across the wild winds, the song of this time.

  • On Frankaffe, Sushrut Munje discusses how the desire to paint her stems from a feeling of self exploration. He relates her wonder to a series of contrasts.
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    If I paint her

    The desire to paint her stems from my need to understand what I feel. Not unlike the wonderful women I have known, her sense of being is disarming. There is intent and a certain stability, with the lightness of mist which vanishes in the sun. There is the balance of a drink well served, teasing your sensibilities. There is an audacity of a crass joke, muffled by a sincere whisper.

  • On Frankaffe, Sushrut Munje shares how writing is an intense, deeply emotional activity, like taming the storm within. Anushka Gupta, meanwhile, stirs well.
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    My Inability to Stir

    My inability to stir stems from a trait to move on from things which do not stick around. What I ought to realize is that sugar does not dissolve at a first go, and it takes patience to make your drink sweeter. It's a thin line to toe, for once the drink has been sipped, the mug needs to be washed clean. It's tempting to hold on to it, once you get into the stirring habit. The warmth never really leaves it.

  • Books and Cinema

    Feeling That Feeling

    Why does anyone ever do anything.. twice?   That is a flower. Not a vagina. Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small. We haven’t time – and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time. If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it no one would see what I see because I would paint it small like the flower is small. So I said to myself – I’ll paint what I see – what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it – I will make even busy New…

  • Culture and Society

    The Basket Of Apples

    Paul Cézanne (19 January 1839 – 22 October 1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter. He is often credited with having formed the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century’s new line of Cubism. Wishing to make (in his own words) something “solid and durable, like the art of the museums” out of Impressionism, Cézanne sought out the structural regularity of his subjects. By repeating the round and angular shapes in The Basket of Apples, the artist demonstrated his formalist approach. Despite his attention to the shapes and structures of his subjects, Cézanne animated the objects in the painting. He placed the basket of apples on one of his characteristic tilted tables; it careens…