Don’t Worry, Ghee Happy: Hindu Stories in Pixar Form

Hinduism is a fascinating religion that is full of rich stories, many of which have been depicted visually for hundreds of years throughout India.
A large number of the Hindu population display pictures of these deities in their homes, such as Ganesh, Vishnu, Shiva and Hanuman . Sanjay Patel grew up in a home like this. A lead animator at Pixar Animation studios, he decided to take these well known images and display them in a very different form using the most modern and best tools available. The result? Several successful book publications, good press, and opportunities to display his art in respected art museums.


On December 5, 2011, the opening day of Cai Guo-Quiang’s groundbreaking exhibit, Cai Guo-Quiang: Saraab, at Mathaf, the Arab Museum of Modern Art, he set off a grand-scale explosive event, using microchip-controlled explosives. This daytime firework marvel displayed astonishing artistic designs and patterns in the sky.

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The Amazingly Deep Well of Chand Baori

Built in the 10th century, the incredibly deep well of Chand Baori, India was a practical solution to the limited water in the area. In order for the water source to last for the entire year, the people of the area were forced to dig 98 feet down. The well has 13 floors and 3,500 steps. Local legends say ghosts built it in one night and that it has so many steps so that anyone who throws a coin into the well will be unable to retrieve it.