Hussain’s non-controversial Saraswathi

Do I love my job, or WHAT?

Details on the interview will have to wait. But he did ask me to drop in again, after all ‘we both live here in Doha.’ Uh-hum!

Hussain's sketch in my notebook

PS: Over the last couple of days I’ve been reading an outpouring of angst against him — his perversity, his insensitivity etc, there were images to support the argument… I was a little confused, especially since my outpouring has always been to the contrary.

But I am a fairly good judge of people, he didn’t seem guilty of any of that. He is just a ย funny, happy, energetic ageless man.


31 thoughts on “Hussain’s non-controversial Saraswathi

  1. Vani Doraisamy says:

    Wow, You actually got that cute little monograph from him? Collector’s item, I say. A great one to pass on to your kids.Whatever you may think of him, none can deny his iconic legacy. You are rich!

  2. Bairavi Vijay says:

    Wow!!! Irrespective of what is written about his paintings etc; absolutely amazed by his drawing for you as well as the fact that you could meet him!!! You go girl!!!

  3. bosco menezes says:

    wow! you beat me to it

    amazing! i did not get a chance to ask him 4 a sketch…
    now you gotta share.

    Ps: did you get 2click his pix>

  4. praveena says:

    hey Vani…. now the interview please…. Pramod & I were expecting this the minute the news broke about the citizenship. Way to go girl.

  5. Mala Balaji says:

    WOW vani… absolutely amazed that u got 2 c him n he drew for u.. u r 1 lucky girl n am happy 4 u..:)

  6. Sunita Srinivasan says:

    Wow Vani,, Kewl.. and you know for once I actually understood what he drew ๐Ÿ™‚ because for an art ignoramus like me, many of MFH’s painitings have always been a mystery.. but I am glad u got one beautiful sketch from him – sorta a family heirloom??

  7. Shyam says:

    OMG, you lucky lucky thing! ๐Ÿ˜€ WHAT a family heirloom this is going to be! Better write it in your will that it’s never, never never to be sold!

  8. Momo's Ma says:

    wow. thats a collectors item.. waiting to read abt the interview. n please frame it or put it away in a safe place, lest ur toddler decides to do something more interesting with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. UmmON says:

    FROM FB:
    Usha Krishna Neat vani ! Laminate that …right away!
    Yesterday at 15:39 ยท

    Swati Das Hey Vani u r a hero now! Do visit him again and tell us what he has in store for Saraswathi next.
    Yesterday at 16:04 ยท

    Vani Saraswathi @swati, so sad no? i am a hero based on someone else’s talent ๐Ÿ™‚ right time, right place types…
    @at rest: na, i’m not selling it. not even sure i want to remove the page from my notebook. if i had known, i wld have carried a canvas wiht me ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Yesterday at 16:40 ยท

    Christina Menezes Hey Vans, Good for u, you no have your own little customised Hussain…..really sad that as a democratic country we are unable to live and let live…..and at the same time all the crooks get away withmurder, quite literally
    Yesterday at 17:46 ยท

    Ramya Kannan look at THAT! ๐Ÿ™‚ a crore today, priceless for posterity! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Yesterday at 18:05 ยท

    Swati Das yes vani its sad – a land of great art and architecture has no place for an artist
    Yesterday at 19:16 ยท

    Sumesh Edakkalathil Priceless Vani!
    Yesterday at 20:28

  10. Sindhu says:

    Late in commenting but so only because I commented in person. A real heirloom for you, that and the small note with his paintings…such a collection!

  11. UmmON says:

    @all: thanks guys
    @anil: i am a peace loving soul, don’t you know?
    @sindhu: you don’t HAVE to comment sindhu. it’s not part of your job profile! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Deeps says:

    Amazing piece of art! Congratulations,V.Pls do send a copy of the issue as soon as it is out..eagerly waiting to read the interview.

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