I created this sketch of the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai on the first anniversary of the ghastly 26/11 terrorist attack on Mumbai.
This is my tribute to all those lives that were needlessly lost, and to their families that had to bear the brunt.
I wanted to colour the sketch the same day but a sick child and other household duties held me up. I finished the colouring today, and here is the final painting.
What I especially like about this painting (taken from a photograph that appeared in the Times of India, Delhi edition on 22Nov09) is that the picture shows birds in flight in the backdrop of the majestic Taj.
This is the vision that we would all rather remember than the smoke-billowing image of the Taj that is now so commemorative of the 26/11 attack.