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Start the year on a more personalised note with our pick of unusual calendars

PG10_4Making note
Modelled after the Channapatna dolls of Karnataka, Bengaluru-based Vimal Chandran’s original illustrations are showcased on this organic vegetable dye-lacquered calendar. Designed in wood, using the method of lac turney (made on a lathe while being rotated by a hand-held machine), this limited edition calendar, titled ‘Magic of Beginnings’, is 100 per cent eco-friendly. `1,200.
Details: 08971238858

 

 

PG10_3Give some
Bengaluru-based cartoonist/
illustrator Rachna Raghuram is a “sucker for happy quotes”, which is also the concept behind her 2016 calendar. “I wanted a clean look and a cheerful message at the beginning of every month,” says Raghuram, who also illustrates children’s books. However, these are limited in number—Raghuram has only 30 left. So grab yours before she runs out of them.
`300. Details: doodledoo.in

 

 

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Past forward
Every year, he highlights something that people have forgotten about his city, Kolkata. This year, black & white photographer Bijoy Chowdhury looks at a once-celebrated, now-neglected group of performers, the Bandwallahs. Every page of his calendar pays tribute to a different band troupe.
`750 onwards. Details: 09432401258

Looking at
history
Chennai-based choreographer Sunil Menon has looked to the glorious dynasties of India for inspiration, for this year’s Sahodaran fund-raising calendar. Featuring models dressed in period attire from Vijayanagara, 14th century empire of Northern Karnataka, the pictures for the ‘Dynasty 2016’ calendar have the ruins of Hampi as the backdrop. `1,000. Details: 044-23740486

Looking at
history
Chennai-based choreographer Sunil Menon has looked to the glorious dynasties of India for inspiration, for this year’s Sahodaran fund-raising calendar. Featuring models dressed in period attire from Vijayanagara, 14th century empire of Northern Karnataka, the pictures for the ‘Dynasty 2016’ calendar have the ruins of Hampi as the backdrop. `1,000. Details: 044-23740486

Fire
starter
Setting the standard as always, Pirelli’s 2016 calendar is given to a select list. Clicked by portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz, it features successful women like tennis star Serena Williams, actress Yao Chen, singer Patti Smith and comedian Amy Schumer. Details: pirellical.com

Screen
time
In an attempt to bring the essence of photographic art to people’s workstations, Shibu Arakkal’s 2016 iPhonography collector’s edition is created with the iPhone as its driving force. Having coined the term ‘iPhonography’, Bangalore-based Arakkal shot around 14 iPhonographs over a year and a half—with the calendar having taken nearly three months. Only 250 editions available.
`2,000. Details amazon.in /
email@shibuarakkal.com

Movie edition
A shout out to George Lucas’ epic, David O’Mara’s Star Wars calendar is a treat. Printed on uncoated art paper, this handmade calendar comprises all the characters from the American space opera. `1,215. Details: etsy.com

 

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