Living it up with food drinks n company

  “It’s easy to impress me. I don’t need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I’m happy. I’m satisfied. I’m content.”– Maria Sharapova This quote reminds me of my meeting with the Relisted motley of ‘millenials’ (the younger generation born between 1978-2000, who tend to be skeptical about…

2015:thesareefestival

This year, Red Earth’s Saree festival seems to be making a lot of noise about the whole nine yards and its ‘avatars’. As I grow older the drape’s hypnotic spell has me happily dreaming of a whole new wardrobe filled with different styles of sarees for all occasions just like my mother’s; who lived in it 24×7…

Designed by harpriya singh

With spring in the air I seem to be getting attracted to the season’s colours in various things around me. So during this year’s Windmill Design Festival my elder sister and I went crazy about the gift envelopes designed by Harpriya Singh, which had stylized rosettes and elephants. Since it matched our sensibilities I decided to spread the…

A House from Kerala

Sudesh Unniraman has been a documentary filmmaker for 20 odd yrs now and has filmed some fascinating topics like Unusual Indian Businesses for BBC, The Luxury Trains of India for Discovery Channel and Sonepur ka Mela– the biggest animal fair in Asia. But I’d like to throw some light on his film A House from Kerala which is being screened today– 21st…

Paper thoughts

 Handmade cards are a gift in itself and the snail mail makes it an even more endearing option. Paper Thoughts handmade cards by Shivam Somani make me nostalgic about my boarding school days when I seriously tried to be different by using my craft skills at every occasion with cards and more. But he at the same age…

Gift or script

“Letters have to pass two tests before they can be classed as good: they must express the personality both of the writer and of the recipient .”-  E. M. Forster The Secret Ink , seems to me a great option for personalized luxury stationery as it pushes the envelope even further for the traditional parchment lovers;…

Artisans of Fashion

My family have been textile traders since the past four generations – international textile agents. My great grandfather was one of the first people in Australia to import textiles from England in the 1800’s and this business was handed down to my grandfather and then my father. Both my parents worked in the business and…

Holi Hai!!!

Recently at the Windmill Design festival I met a fascinating saree clad  individual, Himanshu Verma, the founder of Red Earth who is known to curate art since 2004 in all its manifestations- visual art, music, dance, theatre, film, design, and more by breaking down boundaries of folk, classical, modern, popular and others while uniquely celebrating the…

A Wedding lineup epitomizing luxury

This is your wedding. Do what you love. Invite the people you want. Dance to the songs that bring you joy. Eat the best food you’ll ever have. Enjoy all moments. With each post I am trying to outdo myself so with the onset of wedding season I would like to present  Weddingline, India’s premier…

One Week in Spiti: Trekking with Ecosphere

“It’s as if we just landed on Mars!” exclaimed my friend, while trekking through Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. The landscape here is indeed stark, simple and overwhelmingly quiet. In the one week that we spent here, trekking from one village to another, we hardly came across a moving life-form outside the villages. The occasional…