Uncles of Indian Coffee House, The Lookout Journal
Uncles of Indian Coffee House is a series of drawings done alongside a small written piece for The Lookout Journal, Issue 9 which looks back at my time in Bangalore. The city has left such an indelible mark in my memory that when I think back now—and I suspect it will be the same even years later—there are certain images through which I remember it.
One of the more striking ones is that of old, wrinkly uncles sipping at their coffee in the quaint Indian Coffee House on Church Street. 
It is just the sight of these old uncles which is oddly comforting to my eyes. 
You can find the piece+artwork online by clicking here: https://www.thelookoutjournal.com/new-blog/2017/9/27/indian-coffee-house-and-its-uncles

It is a kind of unperturbed composure that is contagious. I have often sat in the coffee house looking around and felt this sense of sedation and quiet overcome me. It reminds me of the smell of freshly cut cucumber for some reason. 
And occupying the place is not just the salt and pepper in the cellars on the tables but also on the heads of those perched on the chairs.
I remember pulling out my journal while sucking noisily onto the last bits of cold coffee to sketch their crinkly skin, their furrowed and dented double chin, along with the mass of flesh that hangs around their earlobes. The visual complexity of their face— the lines, wrinkles, and weight of the skin— is very appealing to draw.
The grizzled or briskly balding old uncles set a pace – a laid-back one, which mirrors that of Bengaluru as a city.
Uncles of Indian Coffee House, The Lookout Journal
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Uncles of Indian Coffee House, The Lookout Journal

Uncles of Indian Coffee House is a series of drawings done for The Lookout Journal to revisit my time in the city of Bangalore
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Published: