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Aha Moment 39 – In my beginning is my end

5 June 2011 10 Comments

Hi All,

Over the last couple of weeks I attended the workshop on calligraphy under the guidance of Mr. Achuth Palav . In the workshop after the basic lessons were taught, we were asked to come up with our creative designs. Mr Achuth Palav the calligrapher appreciated my work as one of the best designs in the workshop. In addition to showing it to all the participants, he also took a photograph of this piece for his collection.

This is a simple T-shirt design. It is made of all the basic strokes of devanagiri script. The script is nothing but what we use in Hindi, Sanskrit, Marati etc.

The concept: In my beginning is my end by T S Eliot.

The art includes all the basic designs like the horizontal line, left curve (used in Va), right curve (used in Ka), circle, Dot (am & aha), U ki matra, etc. These beginnings when practised well leads us to success or destination or salvation (or whatever you aspire to be), which is represented by the holy symbol Om.

From The Aha Moment of the Week

To be honest, I got this design after trying too hard in many other ideas which were not very good. Finally, I thought I would just work basic letters and then came up with this piece. Still a loooong way to go!

With Mr. Achuth Palav

From The Aha Moment of the Week

And the rest as they.. is history 😛

The entire Aha Moment art works can be found here:




  • Prasanna said:

    wow. it is super…

  • Arun Kanagasabapathy said:

    Super Sundar. Good work!

  • Sukanya said:

    Awesome Ambi 🙂 the design is beautiful

  • Rmn said:

    Nice one..

  • sivaram said:

    great work, have you got to draw each and every letter or is it cut and paste., if you draw every letter , great uniformity.
    good, but I feel it will tax your time and energy a lot.

  • naresh said:


  • Sundar Rajan G S said:

    thanks a lot all.. 🙂

    @Appa: it is not a copy paste 🙂 every letter is a separate stroke 🙂

  • HT said:

    Kalakkal design thambi! Enna Sadavadani aakira idea irukka?

  • Sundar Rajan G S said:

    Hi Maam,

    How are you? Thanks for the comment.. Still a long way to go..
    Who is sadavadani maam? 🙂

  • neer said:

    Dear Sundar

    This is a great work of art and I have used it in one of my blog posts [and given credit to you (with the link)] but in case you do not want your artistic endeavors to be used in such manner, please let me know and I’ll remove it.

    Link to the post: