Sunday, 28 December 2008
Friday, 26 December 2008
Thursday, 25 December 2008
Sunday, 21 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Sunday, 14 December 2008
I have almost finished making four wooden tablets/ ornaments.
Friday, 12 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
The scene outside: It has been snowing incessantly since yesterday. Last year we did not see this much of snow at all. The pictures here were taken this morning in front of the school that faces our building. The kids got a break from their routine classwork to play in the snow!!!!!!!!
Last Friday, our very sweet neighbour and friends Padma and Peter came home for tea. They got us this super cute box of yummy Swiss chocolates! What a treat, once I opened the box, I did not have the patience to click anymore, almost finished the entire box that night itself.
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Thursday, 27 November 2008
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Monday, 24 November 2008
Saturday, 22 November 2008
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Hello girlies! I am SO SORRY for the lack of posts. Here is an update. I am in Kolkata now with hubby and family. Last moment plans as we thought best to take a holiday and spend time with family and friends, make sure he is sufficiently rested and can recover. Thank you so much for your wishes and support ladies!
This is the best time to be in Kolkata, it is Durga Puja (Festival worshipping the Goddess Durga) and my heart is full with what I am experiencing here up and close, more so because this was completely unplanned. The visuals, the fantabulous food and the cultural programmes....ohhh!
I want to also share with you this! The wonderful Cristine from blisschick made my day... thank you Christine. She gives me so much more credit than I deserve.
Love and hugs to all my friend and I will post pics of the Puja soon.
Monday, 29 September 2008
Friday, 26 September 2008
Monday, 15 September 2008
Friday, 12 September 2008
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Friday, 5 September 2008
I miss living in Mumbai, the noise and chaos, the very loud and colourful presence of hindi movies, the long drives through the city in the dead of the night ....the energy, the madness, the warmth, the spirituality, the devotion, the dynamism. And I miss the city even more at this time of the year, where the calender marks the beginning of the festive season.
The painting carries a distinct Mumbai flavour. Let me explain. The lady is dressed in traditional marathi (largest community in Mumbai) style, characterised by the border of the saree (typical of the local handloom weave and design), the jewellery, the style of flowers in her hair and the way she wears her bindi on the forehead.
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
(Photographs by Meena Kadri )
''Makar Sankranti'' or the kite flying festival is celebrated in mid-winter, to mark the beginning of the harvest season. We go up on to terraces and fly our kites with abandon. A couple of hours into the celebrations, the sky is filled with colour and it is spectacular!!
The idea is to try and cut other kites down , it is a fun competition. The strings are lined with very fine glass bits that make it easier to cut into other kite strings. So, you have to be very careful while flying and handling the kite strings which is probably why you wouldn't find too many girls indulge.
But then, there are girls like dee and her friend prom who would not miss the chance to give the boys around a run for their kites!!
Sunday, 31 August 2008
Friday, 29 August 2008
I am working on my next painting for the series ''desi tales'' and will post it in a couple of days. Yesterday, I was going through the very long list of festivals, traditions, cultural and social themes that would fit into this series. I have shortlisted a couple for the next two paintings, but I thought I'll ask You what is it that you would like me to paint next in this series. Lets see if we are thinking alike.
Leave a comment with a theme of your choice e.g a particular festival, or a particular social gesture that is typically Indian. I am not sure if I'll be able to execute it right away, but lets ideate and see what comes through!
Thanks and big hugs to all of you, I loved reading your feedback on my recent posts.