This is vins[vijay n seth], a Mumbai cartoonist.
His work shows a pronounced European influence, he having met all the top names in Europe, including French cartoonist Andre Francois, considered the father of modern cartooning.Vins contributes for various publications such as Reader’s Digest and Indian Express.
He is now president of the Indian chapter of the Federation of European Cartoonists’ Organisation.
One day, I received a message from Vins that I should meet him.
It was followed by an sms the next day. I couldn't wait more. I went to Sheethal Enclave located in Banjara Hills.
Vins was apparently impressed by my work. Seems he told his Paris friend, Parick Pinter.
He spread out his Darvent pencil sketches, masking liquid paintings, calligraphy ink drawings. He used colors from Holland and paper from France. When I told about my father, a specialist in IKKAT art, he was visibly surprised.
Vins reminded me of my drawing teacher in high school, Sri Kalidas Rao sir, who, incidentally, is a friend of my father.
We exchanged our cartoons. His suggestion: use a better paper.
I thought to myself, "why should I spoil valuable papers?"