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                Art for Nepal

India,Nepal 2015

This is a fundraiser I initiated in May 2015, to help my Nepali colleagues/friends in post disaster reconstruction work. I decided to make scans and reprints of my travel drawings from Nepal (from 2014) as limited edition art prints and postcards. In August 2015, the project grew to become a collaboration with architects Lakshmi Nair and Sarojini Dantapalli as they developed the Art for Nepal notebooks with original drawings on their covers. The money raised (INR 1.8 Lakh = USD 2650) was used for constructing three transitional homes by SNA studio using local materials and labour in rural Nepal . Sarojini and I travelled to Nepal in Dec 2015 to help build the last two homes. The project was featured on the Deccan Herald , The Better India, Bindass Republic, Unbind Magazine.