The Jan 2018 Painting Contest was about ‘New Year Wishes’. Paintings poured in from all over India. From Agartala and Aizwal in the northeast, to Bareilly and Ludhiana in the north, to Coimbatore and Kochi in the south, and Vadodara and Navi Mumbai in the west. Our judges loved them. We saw unique concepts, lovely brushwork, and dollops of colours. We’ve started to pick three works from this month. And yet it was hard. We chose three, and then picked one more for a special mention. And true to our cause, we have another contest lined up for February 2018 – like we have been doing every month.