Friday, August 25, 2006

OSHO

I enjoy comic book strips and have a small collection of my own. Bill Watterson, Scott Adams, Art & Chip Samson and Bill Keane are my favorite international artist, while R.K. Laxman is a favorite domestic artist and recently to my list I have added Rajneesh Kapoor.

Osho is a term for a Zen Buddhist. It is also an alias for guru Rajneesh. I haven’t read Osho Rajneesh, but I think Rajneesh Kapoor embeds a new age philosophy in his work with an aura of a Zen and hence the title for today’s blog post.

In some way I see certain aspects of me reflected in the character and that’s why I have been borrowing his strips to depict my thoughts on my blog. I hope he is generous and forgive me for reusing his material.

Few of my favorites by Rajneesh:

This calendar really captures our beliefs which sometimes are superficial and/or probably momentarily. It also shows how we have grown to take our freedom for granted:


Now all married men can see their guilt in this frame:


Here I can see myself accumulating gadgets, which are hardly of any use, but I still buy them for fancy:


This one is for guys like me who cant get over the fact that we are 30+:


Here Rajneesh portrays how we keep hearing the cacophony of glorious past and rosy future, but nobody care about ordeal of our present, it is simply wonderful:


And the dramatization of News:


Now this one is really good and very subtle, it takes a pot-shot at doctor’s handwriting on a prescription paper at the same time depicts current situation of medical students who have grown in urban India with limited understanding of social dynamics of our nation, politicians who fail to read the real need of people and pushing the problem to someone else who too again has limited knowledge:


Finally how we re-use someone else’s work to pose pretty:


PS: I would be flying out to L.A. today, I miss the festivity of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, so when my friend and his parents invited me to celebrate the occasion with them, I couldn't refuse. So next post next week... untill then Ganapati Bappa Mourya

11 comments:

Dawn....सेहर said...

WOW...I liked this version of ur post :D...it indeed speaks a lot but the way you add the humor content with some factual depiction...gives the final spicy touch :D...
Hope you dont miss home that much and yes ..Pudicha varshi lauvkar yeah ;)
Cheers

shruti said...

hey fantastic post you have my dear...
have a nice journey..
n finally..
ganpati baba maurya!!!

Jeevan said...

you have some nice prank cartoon here, I like it, esp the last one was naughty;) Have a plesent journey, and enjoy. Happy Ganesh Charthruthi:)

How do we know said...

Hee Hee.. yes.. he is really funny.. and am glad that you put up some of these things here.. :-)

priya said...

Very funny post and the cartoons too with good writing.

Mumbai Guy said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi !!!

dOne said...

@Dawn…
Glad you liked those cartoons. My depiction… sometimes I think too much and forget to enjoy the moment.
“Pudicha Varshi…” that line with a wink, I am not sure whom it was addressed too.

@Shruti and @Jeevan…
Thank you for those wishes… The journey was fun and was worth it, the stay and celebrations in LA are etched into my memories under category “Fun”, “Happy”, “Family”

@How.do.we.know…
I am glad you liked Rajneesh’s work; I am guessing you are a journalist by nature. Do you know him personally? Well that question is like asking me, if I know every software professional, yet just checking.

Also, your response to my post has a heavy accent of feminine personality, unlike your blog.

@Priya…
Glad you appreciate my effort; I have mastered the art of Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V.

@Mumbai Guy…
Jai Ganesh.

Velu Nair said...

I was abt to comment on something realted to the post, when I get to see this!

@Priya…
Glad you appreciate my effort; I have mastered the art of Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V.

LOL!! Deepak, trust u to come up with wisecracks like that all the time!!
:)

dOne said...

@Velu..
Thanks buddy, I was born with sweet tooth and funny bone. I can trade that for some grey matter.

Dawn....सेहर said...

:) the wink was coz I wrote something in marathi :)
did u get it now why?
hope u had a good time
Cheers

dOne said...

@Dawn... oooo now I get it. ;-)