The first one came up as a surprise.The talks initiated when i watching a movie in Cinemas and i missed a call during the same.As soon as i reached back,i called back and to my surprise it was a guy from Jodhpur whom i had supplied a sketch and a painting an year ago.He told me about his plans to set up a cafe and a hookah lounge.I was happy with the fact that they thought of me in the first place and then there simultaneously grew a confusion that will i be able to Pull it off well..The conversation was enough for my mind to get working on the same..Day n Night i kept thinking,i kept observing the things around and i kept asking myself that how would i have designed it if it was my own space. Now i had some confidence and some ideas that i knew would work well. We didn't have any further contact for a month as they had their plans for next year.In the meantime i came up with Coffee Paintings made with freshly brewed coffee and Wooden Artworks.Things were going on well.One day i received my call letter from the well renowned Telecom Company where i had got placed during my Campus Placements in Engineering. Now as i knew what i wish to do in life,i wasn't really happy with the call letter whereas everybody else who got placed were on Cloud 9. Now the day arrived when i had to pack my bags and leave for Gurgaon(now Gurugram).The Journey had me in double side situations.A part of me was excited for this new life of an Engineer and the other part of me was scared to loose his passion in Art.Without giving much attension to my thoughts,i went on with the flow. A Stay in a 3 Star Hotel,Pick up and drop taken care of by the company,the training in a IT Business Park,free Coffee.
These things kept me in their confidence for a day or two and during the same time i was completing my online orders from the hotel room itself and with no availability of packaging material,i used to pack them in Hotel Cloth Bags and then in Empty Cardboard boxes that were discarded by the hotel staff.So it was an expensive struggle :P.Due to unavailablity i started getting not so happy reviews about the products.Broken framing,torn packaging was a common problem due to which i had to loose on to some of my loyal customers. I wasn't really enjoying my stay anymore.This all wasn't enough when we were asked to shift to Noida Office and our stay in Ghaziabad.My patience was approaching limits now.I had a job that was paying me for my numb behaviour as an Engineer and my passion was calling me to explore the Artist Inside. So while going through all this,i received a call from Jodhpur again.They wanted to me to visit the place and finalise the project.So without any second thoughts,i packed my bag and went on to travel those 10 hr journey to Jodhpur.I went on to see the site..
So after the visit i went back to Noida and the next day itself,i went on to give my resignation. The decision was tough but i was tougher.So within anoth 3-4 days i completed all the formailities and left the job.Back to home on the 5 the day itself after the resignation,i started working on the project. We had 20-22 days to inaugration.The work in the cafe was in full pace and here i worked along with my team artists to complete all the artworks before time.Just a week before the opening,i visited Jodhpur with all the Artworks along.Starting with Destructive Art i went on to complete the Graffiti's and other Art Installations.. So the day had come..The Boards were up..Expectations on its peak..And Above all a beleif that the hardwork of everyone associated with the project won't go wasted.The morning November 9th..Everyone had their own nervousness and the confidence too that nothing would go wrong when all the things have been done with the right Heart. The Cafe went live and it was Open for customers to come and have a taste of its aura. The cafe went on to be a successful venture.In mere couple of days it became the talk of the town and people went keen to visit the cafe again n again. Known to have gone well with the taste of the Youth,The NERDY BEANS is one of the most renowned cafe of Jodhpur at present.
The work of the artist is to express what is repressed or even to speak the unspoken grief of society.