Art with a heart!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


"VATSALYA-Art with a Heart" is currently on at Purva Sanskriti Kendra. The two young "arti-vists" have displayed animals not in flesh and blood but used eco-friendly art material to convey their message of love and sensitivity towards nature.
Senior theater exponent Ms. Rekha Jain inaugurated the painting exhibition on the 2nd December 2005. She has been the duo's mentor since a long time. Mr Rajnish Goyal, President of Rotary Club East Delhi Vikas were the Guest of Honor for the occasion. Kalakriti Foundation’s Mr. Prashanto and Ms. Kirti Sarkar also graced the inaugural ceremony.
The exhibition is on at Purva Sansriti Kendra(PSK), 14 District Center Laxmi Nagar, from 2nd to 31st December 2005 from 11am to 11pm everyday.

VATSALYA at Fringe Fest 2005!

Another very succesful show of the duo was organised at New Delhi Fringe Festival on the 25,26, 27 November in conjuction with The Campus Paper. The show featured artwork exhibiting regal tigers, puma, cheetah and other large Cats, hence the title C.A.T.S! an acronym for Calling All Tiger Saviors!
Bening an outdoor display, it truly added to the ambience of Westend Green Farms, where the festival was held!

Sunday, June 26, 2005

The Duo speaks on Shortwave2!

The duo spoke to radio listeners about their project on Shortwave 2 on frequency 19SW on the 25 June at 7:30p.m. Another feather in their cap!

Saturday, June 18, 2005

DD News- "vatslaya" bags a cover story!

The art exhibition was featured as a cover story in the program "FamilyTime" on DD News today at 3:30!

Saturday, June 11, 2005

"Vatsalaya" on DD1 and AIR Yuvvani

The art exhibition was covered by DD1 for the program "Subah Savere" which was broadcast on 10th June 2005 at 8 pm..
In the radio program "Chahal Pahal" on Yuvvani (1071 MW, 7:40 pm) the duo was interviewed by AIR correspendent..
More TV, Radio and Documentary coverage is in the pipe line..Way to go!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

HT City rates "vatsalaya" as MUST SEE!

The daily rated our art exhibition as 'Must Visit' in its edition on 7th June!

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Delhi Finance Minister Inaugurates "Vatsalaya"

“Vatsalaya- Art with a Heart”

You are cordially invited to Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (Lodhi Road) the to view the art-works of the two young “artivists”
From 5th June to 9th June 2005
Timings: 10 am to 8 pm

Inauguration on 5th June at 6 pm by Dr. AK Walia (Minister Of Finance, Urban Development and PWD, Government of Delhi)

Entry from gate number 3 of IHC

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Art with heart:"Vatsalaya"

Vatsalaya is an endeavor to spread the message through Art.

At ‘VATSALAYA’, the two young ‘arti-vists’ have displayed animals not in flesh & blood but on eco-friendly recycled sheets, starting this World Environment Day.
‘VATSALAYA’ started its caravan in 2003 with the ‘art-ivist' brother –sister duo conducting their first ‘Awareness through Art’ campaign first in the elite quarters of IHC in 2003 and then a mass crusade in 2004 At the National Zoological Park, New Delhi, during ‘Animal Welfare Fortnight’.
Both successfully conveyed their message of love for animals through presentations, interaction, film shows, nature walks, coloring contest & clay modeling during these events.
Saplings were given away as prizes & distributed informative booklets from WWF to the visitors.
Pulkit Khanna (17) & Yavnika (20) have portrayed animals in their joyful moods & in their natural habitat-the way they should be. The paintings show most of them as mother & child in bliss. The paintings are in mixed media (Indian ink, water colors, crayons & acrylic).
Yavnika & Pulkit believe that art plays an important role in today’s world in EXPRESSION & AWARENESS. These paintings are not only stunning to look at but lead to a deeper understanding of the whole of nature. The duo says they’ve dedicated the exhibition to their dearest mother - ‘the light of their lives’.
A unique endeavor in the direction of making the world aware through art & spread the message of love & compassion.

Future challenges:

The movement is self-financed until now. The overwhelming response from the spectators, participants and media necessitates its sustenance.
We need alternative financing for reaching out a wider audience.
We are currently looking at expanding in terms
1) Number of issues taken up
The nature of issues should be such requiring the attention of the masses and can be conveyed through our art. Do suggest issues that can be used using this platform.
2) Number of artists and volunteers who would actively co-ordinate and raise funds externally for all future activities and would make individual monetary contributions, if need arises.
3) E-exhibition and selling paintings via the net: any technical expertise provided for the noble cause would be much appreciated. If you know of a web resource, which could be helpful to us, please do let us know.4) Spread the word through this blog!!