I have always loved wearing sarees but I started working towards bringing the saree back when I wrote the article on the 100 Day Saree Pact last year. I found myself wearing sarees and handloom more and more, especially after my mom passed away. I don’t even know if there is any connection (she had stopped wearing sarees as she grew older) but maybe it’s my way of holding on to my roots and memories. And, however insignificant it might be, I decided to work towards promoting it in my own small way through my blog and Instagram. Continue Reading
Ghungat is a designer label by Shaveta and Anuj and you will find everything for bridal wear, weddings and cocktail. I created three different looks for them and since there are a lot of pictures, I’m doing two separate articles to do justice.
This lehenga and the jacket ensemble are elegant and elaborate yet easy to carry. I can’t even begin to describe how I felt wearing these gorgeous outfits. It’s completely hand made and takes about 60 days ans 3-4 craftsman to work on it full time. Do check out their collection at South Ex store.
Ghungat is a designer label by Shaveta and Anuj and you will find everything for bridal wear, weddings and cocktail. I created three different looks for them and since there are a lot of pictures, I’m doing two separate articles.
This saree is such a stunner yet very comfortable and light. I decided to keep it minimal. The amazing smokey eye make up has been done by Richa.
I have been meaning to write this article for sometime now. However, I was hesitant as no two situations are the same and I’m no expert. But like always I would like to share what’s in my heart and my experience of managing my son for almost 3 years all by myself. Social media makes my life look pretty good and I can’t deny that it has been good and I’m blessed to be making a living out of what I love. But it’s not easy. I’m not able to give as much attention to my son as I would like to and the guilt gives me many sleepless nights. I have had days of complete meltdowns and I have screamed and pulled my hair. There are a lot of days I have taken refuge in bed and then days where I haven’t wanted to go back home. Continue Reading
About two years back I watched a Ted Talk by Christopher Bell called ‘Bring on the female superheroes’. It left me stunned. It argues that the position of women in our society is less social conditioning but more a capitalist agenda. And who has ever won that fight? It was so demotivating. You can change a regressive government by voting them out of power but how do you fight the entire machinery of commerce that wants to make sure women ‘stay in their place’ so they can continue to profit from it. If it seems far-fetched, I invite you to watch that talk (it’s one of the most powerful talks and not a rant). Continue Reading
‘Home’ is a concept I never truly understood. While growing up, my family constantly moved from one place to another due to my dad’s government job, I never had a place to call home. The shuttling didn’t stop even after I got married. First, within India, then, finally in Philippines for 5 years. Needless to mention, living in so many places does have its own advantages. It helps you grow and appreciate other cultures, but it never really lets you experience homecoming. No matter how good life got, I never felt like a part of something bigger. At a subconscious level, I was unable to forge deep friendships or get involved in a community because I always knew I was there only for a relatively shorter duration. Continue Reading
A year after we had moved back to Delhi, I had a bit of an emergency in the middle of the night and needed to go to the hospital. I get hives, and if the attack is serious and you don’t get a shot in time or medical attention, it can lead to choking. I didn’t want it to become much worse.
But I was torn between leaving the 6-year-old Kabir at home with the maid and making my way to the hospital or waking him up and taking him with me while I got my treatment (what if it became worse? or something happened to me? What would he do then?). In the end, I decided against taking him and didn’t even wake him up. Continue Reading
The last three years have brought more change in my life than all the ones preceding them. Things became even more unhinged when I lost mom the year before last. She was the stabilizing factor not just in my life but also the anchor for my entire family. I now feel sometimes that we are adrift and rudderless. That’s not to say that all is bleak. I have also experienced more success in the last three years than I ever have. I have been lucky enough to have been out of work for almost ten and come back and create a decent hold in my field in a short span. Continue Reading
I have always preferred to give thoughtful gifts. I hate it when paucity of time makes me buy something generic. I would rather bake a tea cake with love for someone I care about than give an expensive watch. And I find shopping for gifts stressful too. I want Kabir inculcate this habit as well but I didn’t want to force it on him. So, I asked him to personalise notebooks on http://classmatestationery.com/ and create gifts for Christmas for whoever he wants. The process is very simple – you select the size, the bind, number of pages and then upload the image you want on top.
Kabir decided that he wanted to use his doodles for some and wanted Leo’s (our cat who passed away) image on one. He got really engrossed in it and made me order 12 instead of a pack of 6. He ended up thinking about what his friends loved but the biggest surprise for me was the notebook he ordered for me and it had a runner girl on it 😊 I just wish we had thought of this as the return gifts for his birthday instead. Continue Reading