Roaming Mexico (Part 1) – The Museums of Mexico City

Our three-week long Mexican holiday plays like a stop-motion animation in my head. It reminded me a lot of home. Mexico is similar in so many ways, yet so different. It’s a beautiful country with a fascinating history, the most vibrant culture, friendly people, and stunning art and architecture. My little notebook is bursting with scribbled … More Roaming Mexico (Part 1) – The Museums of Mexico City

Share Bazaar ki Chai – My Tryst with Calcutta’s Tea Theatre

There are Calcutta sounds I itch to hear as soon as I set foot in the city. The fervent mixing of jhaal muri in a metal donga, the crunch of a puchka, the waft of Rabindra Sangeet from an old radio, and an occasional tinkle of the somewhat forgotten tram bell. On my most recent visit, … More Share Bazaar ki Chai – My Tryst with Calcutta’s Tea Theatre

A Small, Big Wedding (Part 7) – Upcycled Wonderland

Ranjit bhaiya arrived a month before the wedding. His job was to ensure that things ran smoothly around the house. His arrival coincided with Ma resolving to decorate our balcony herself. What followed over the next 30 days was a jugalbandi of Ma’s upcycling ideas and bhaiya’s unbelievable arts and crafts. I woke up every … More A Small, Big Wedding (Part 7) – Upcycled Wonderland

A Small, Big Wedding (Part 6) – Strokes of Tribal Folk-Fusion

I’ve always been a big admirer of folk art from different parts of the country. I love the colorful, simplistic renditions of elements of nature, all so distinct in their style. Our Jaya auntie has been extending elements of nature onto the walls of her home for many, many years. When Jaya auntie, Amit uncle, … More A Small, Big Wedding (Part 6) – Strokes of Tribal Folk-Fusion

A Small, Big Wedding (Part 4) – The Era of Heirloom Silks

I’ve been missing in action for a while, thanks to a bout of Chikangunya and some pretty hectic weeks making up for the slow-waddle time that followed. There’s been no dearth of activity on the small, big wedding front though! So with just about three weeks to go, I’m going to work extra hard to … More A Small, Big Wedding (Part 4) – The Era of Heirloom Silks