Category Archives: Digital Art

The Enemy Within

The attack on the CRPF jawans in Kashmir on 14th Feb came as a very rude shock to all Indians, and I was no exception. More than forty precious lives lost to a bunch of jihadi fanatics. It’s no secret where these terrorists come from. Yet, they could not have orchestrated such an attack without support from within the country.

Investigations will go on. The machinations to avenge the attack may have already begun. There have been emotional calls from another surgical strike to outright war to nuking Pakistan. None of these are feasible at the moment if anyone is sensible to think.

Pakistan has played a very problematic game for the Modi government. The government will no doubt get pressurized to act and avenge the attack. If they go ahead with strikes within Pak occupied territory, Pak forces will be fully prepared to engage our troops, resulting in further (possibly heavy) casualties for our soldiers. If they don’t act now, it will create a serious image problem for the government.

And they have only a few months to act before the elections.

But that is another debate.

However, more than the attack itself, a much ruder shock came to me when I opened today’s TOI. I was expecting a headline on something in the tune of “Forty soldiers martyred in a terrorist attack”, but the headline said, “India blames Pak after local youth rams CRPF convoy with IED-packed SUV….”.

That time I realized how deep the system is rotten.

Read the full article here:
https://bandyauwach.blogspot.com/20…/…/the-enemy-within.html

Valentine Day 2019!

My funny take on the valentine’s day. सब फ्रेंड्स साले कमीने होते है. लेकिन जिंदगीमें रौनक उन्हीसे होती है (All friends are rascals, but they make the life worth living) :D!

Hand-drawn digitally over a Wacom tab in Manga Studio.

This is done for my friend Preetam‘s upcoming YouTube video on his channel “यशोमंत्र” (The Secret to Success).
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUmY5UQhDog6omklPk6xBeQ

Bappi Lahiri Show Program Poster

Painted this poster for the Bappi Lahiri extravaganza that happened yesterday. This program was organized by the art group I am associated with – Expressions Surbhi. This poster was displayed on the stage background in 5 x 4 feet size.

Painting a Bappi Lahiri poster is always fun, with all the jewelry, gaudy color combos and the always-happy caricature look of the music maestro himself!

Checkmate – Episode 2 is now online

I am very happy to announce that the 2nd episode of Checkmate series I had started last year has been published on MadeFire app. This series is available on iPad, Android tablets, Windows tablets and Windows PC via the (free) MadeFire app.

With the creation and publication of Checkmate series, my work is getting displayed alongside the best artists and the most powerful graphic novel publishers like DC :-), and I am really excited to go global via this amazing tool.

Special thanks to Amit Joshi for composing an amazing background score for this series.