She writes, sketches, doodles, takes amazing photographs and makes movies – in short, she’s a creative powerhouse. Meet Sandhya Ramachandran, one of Spark’s first contributors. Sandhya has charmed us with her beautiful verse and splendid artwork that interpret our monthly themes in very different light, very artistically. She also designed the absolutely stunning coverpage art for our very special 50th issue. We must say we are a big fan of her art – her doodles and her experiments with mixed media brim with the sort of creativity that we love to feature in Spark.
An interview with Sandhya Ramachandran.
How would evenings without conversations be like? Sandhya Ramachandran’s poem gives you the picture.
‘Liplock’ is a hand drawn sketch with digital tweaks. It was conceived with Adam and Eve and the first act of love in mind. The art work is on the coverpage of the 50th issue of Spark.
Being a vegetarian, non-vegetarian cooking has always seemed so interesting to Sandhya. Here’s her ode to fish curry painted using coffee decoction with a spoon, fork and a knife and inked over.
Sandhya Ramachandran gives the perfect tribute to the first anniversary issue theme, ‘Celebrating Creativity and Creation.’ See creativity oozing out of sketches that Sandhya pencils around spilt chai.
Sandhya Ramachandran presents the irony of money in India through a sketch with a powerful message.
In an interview to Spark, Maniyarasan Rajendran, photographer, gets talking about wedding photography and what fascinates him about it. And of course, we showcase some of the wedding photographs he has clicked as well! Interview by Sandhya Ramachandran.
In the world of full-length feature films and interminably long saas-bahu dramas, we have lost the beauty and brilliance that telefilms can bring to our television-watching experience. Sandhya Ramachandran on telefilms and why we need them back.
Moving images make up a movie. Having said that, how can we forget its precedent – the still images? Sandhya Ramachandran pays a tribute to the photographs through a poem.
Sandhya Ramachandran loves Ahmedabad for reasons more than one. It’s a place that has taught her many things and has given her a truckload of memories. Catch her sharing her feelings for the city that has given her priceless wings. Sandhya also promises some bonus. She picks some moments in her train journey from Ahmedabad back home – a short piece that will make you say, ‘Oh yes, I have been there too!’.
Something a woman would say. Let me be. Art by Sandhya Ramachandran. This is the coverpage art for the March 2011 issue.