Saturday, May 20, 2017

Happy birthday maa! :)

Maa, growing up under your love and care has been my utmost fulfilling journey. I absolutely adore how much you do for us, most of it silently, without us noticing. I admire how elegantly you carry yourself around. Most of all, I love you for being such a fun mom who can go crazy with us like a friend, but also be strict when we need to be disciplined.

On your birthday, the least I could do was highlight a few of those moments as I was growing up. I hope you like them!

Happy birthday maa! :)

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Happy 60th birthday dad!

A very happy 60th birthday my beloved father! I'm always inspired by the way you've been through all the thick and thins, and yet never managed to lose that zeal. You are incredible!! We love you so much and we wish we were there at home with you today! ;)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Health update: back on the bike!

Hey guys, so after a seven year hiatus, I'm finally back on a bike!! I had met with a road accident while riding my bike on this very fateful day, back in 2009. My legs were crushed after a water tanker ran over them. With no hope of ever being able to walk again to the point of possible leg amputation, it was indeed a really tough time for me and my family. But depsite such hardship, the accident couldn't dampen my spirit and love for cycling. I made a decision back then that I wouldn't quit, and that I would get back on the saddle someday. It took me a long long time to come this far to face my fears, but on my 7th accident anniversary, that moment has finally come! A big thank you for all the love and support during my toughest times. I love you all, and I hope you'll continue to support me and my decision of riding again!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Happy birthday Anand Babu

Another birthday card. This time my friend Anand Babu the creative genius! Fun doing these quickies! :)

Anand Babu b'day card from Dapoon Rai Dewan on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Hey guys, here's a fun little entry for a storyboard contest held at AniFest by TASI (The Animation Society of India) recently.

We were given a 2 day deadline and the following brief.

A thief enters. He/she/it steals something. The alarm goes off which makes the thief panic and run!

Here's what I came up with. I hope you enjoy going through the panels!


I had a lot of fun doing this, and I am thankful to TASI and the judge of the contest, the super awesome Chetan Sharma (of Animagic) for picking me as one of the three winners! I won a Wacom One! Woohooo!! Congratulations to the other winners and participants as well! :)

(Image courtesy: Animation Xpress)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Shanta bai stickers for Hike app

Woohoo! After Gattu Seengh, here's yet another set of my Hike stickers that went live today! Was quite a challenge to get the attitude of a Marathi maid right, but was tremendous fun! Please use them in your daily conversations! :)

Once again, thanks Ganesh Kotale for the wonderful color suggestions.

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