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
Over the past few weeks, things have really picked up on the wedding art front, and the battle cry of “solder, solder, stitch!” can often be heard around here. Our house is well on its way to becoming a doll museum. What used to be a stocked up home library now has dolls of all … More A Small, Big Wedding (Part 3) – Solder, solder, stitch!
If there’s a bigger household de-junking exercise than Diwali cleaning, it’s the one that takes place before a wedding in the family. All the hoarders in the house have been busy sending out bags full of things we don’t need, to make space for the new. Ma (a.k.a. chief hoarder) found an old pencil box … More A Small, Big Wedding (Part 2) – Gangaur
I recently moved on from a full-time job to find myself in a household high on wedding planning-induced euphoria. Having decided to keep myself busy with a personal visual documentation project alongside the job hunt, I scrambled to look for some inspiration. I soon realized that there was a massive project brewing right under my … More A Small, Big Wedding (Part 1) – Ma’s Paintings
Lodhi Colony, with it’s quiet, wide streets lined with peach-coloured blocks, has always been one of the most charming parts of the city for me. Each block has massive arches with happy, bushy trees spilling out onto the street. The Lodhi walls are now playing canvas to some fantastic graffiti artists from all over the … More Lodhi Art District
Durga Puja is the school autumn break equivalent for Ganesha, Laxmi, Karthik and Saraswati, when their mother, Durga, brings them to their nani bari (grandma’s house) on Earth. At least that’s how I like to look at it! A couple of years ago, my mother and I chanced upon the Jhilmil Kali Bari where massive … More Homecoming
Mango is the undisputed king of fruits, and summer is royalty by association. I can’t remember any conversation about seasons that didn’t end with everyone involved bowing down to the season that brings with it the sweet, juicy fruit. When things began to heat up this year, my love for mangoes led me straight to … More The Mango Orchards Of Rataul