Life is never flat nor straight. The drama plays out in the folds and creases of emotions- sometimes constricting, sometimes expanding, sometimes falling, sometimes risings, sometimes in order, sometimes all crumbled up. And in that lies the beauty and naturalness of life. It made me reflect. Why should my paper be flat? It was interestingContinue reading “Folding-en-Folding”

Wasli: the 10th century living tradition

No screen can beat the touch and feel of paper. I am all ready to rock and roll with my new roll of Wasli Paper. There is something so special about it this humble sheet of paper. Wasli is a natural hand-made paper, made in layers. Unlike the rough textured handmade papers, my calligraphy penContinue reading “Wasli: the 10th century living tradition”

Handwriting a passé?

In today’s tech savvy world, everything can be created-re-created on the Mac machine. Nothing is impossible. I was intrigued when my artist friend gushed over Pro-create App. She updated me on this magic creative tool – every effect of painting medium can be brought alive with digital pen and screen. Imagine painting with watercolours withoutContinue reading “Handwriting a passé?”

TGIH: Thank God I’m Home

The Year 2020 has created the biggest cultural disruption at the Home front. Suddenly the house got transformed in form and functionality. Never before have we spent so many waking and sleeping hours at home. All these years we took the home for granted. We fulfilled our dream of bigger-better-beautiful homes but hardly had theContinue reading “TGIH: Thank God I’m Home”

Life (or) Style

Come corona and there seems to be social distancing between Life…..Style! Life is lived In-Home, and  Style stated Out-of-Home.  Locked in home, who cares about style. After, all nobody is looking at me. Keep comfort and carry on…After all,  the Style comes alive, when socially out there…Out of Home. …the social climbing,  beauty and glamour, designersContinue reading “Life (or) Style”

Looming doom

Come corona and life turned into a hanging-garden of death… all-pervasive, all inclusive, discriminating none. Never before has death felt so close home. Come corona and it’s dark cloud of doom looming on mankind. Existence threatened. 👿 Let’s face it…how long can we brush the gloomdom of fear,panic n anxiety, 😱😳🤬under the carpet. It’s soContinue reading “Looming doom”

Retail ‘Fasting’

Come corona, lockdown, all shutters down….     we-the-consumerism under serious threat.  Irrespective of where we stood in the superlative-branded-hierarchy, we are brought down to the lowest common denominator – Roti, Kapda aur Makaan. All the zillion things bursting out of the cupboards, the frills n fancies, the super-premium brands we paid through our noseContinue reading “Retail ‘Fasting’”