Earlier in 2014, I was selected as one of the new artists for The Small Picture – a weekly comics column run by the team at Manta Ray. Following from the comic from the Creating Change book I contributed to for Kyoorius, I decided to make a series of one-page comics tracing the design history and values of everyday objects. Often, articles of material culture get little consideration as designed products, but they are so intrinsic to life in Indian and form such a vital part of my generation’s memory, that I was curious about exploring their significance through a visual medium.

The first comic was on the design of pressure cookers – those handy devices that save every household fuel, time and energy.

This comic was first published for The Small Picture in Mint newspaper on 16th May, 2014.