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