Shringara, Saukhya, Svasthi

Shringara, is one of the nine ‘rasas’ or aesthetic flavours in classical Indian arts. Usually it is translated as erotic or romantic love, simple attraction or beauty. As, most traditional Indian arts revolved around the alliance between a man and a woman ‘Shringara’ was the primary emotion. cited wikipedia Saukhya means Pleasure and Happiness While Svasthi signifies Wellbeing, Auspicious and Healing…

So much the less complete

I’m looking out for Mumbai’s Chemould Prescott Road collaboration with New York based Thomas Erben Gallery. Together they are bringing a solo exhibition of Aditi Singh –‘Storm Warnings’ to the upcoming India Art Fair 2019. Born 1976 in Assam, the emerging artist studied painting at the New York Studio School and subsequently earned a M.F.A. at the University of Pennsylvania…

Karin’s clothing propensity….

In between several big fat Indian weddings, with colour and bling taking the centre stage, for me Karin Kock’s simple organic and handcrafted clothes for new borns – 2 yr olds, at the recent Dastkar Mela, in New Delhi, was a serious antidote. Initially while speaking to her about her reasons to settle in India, I couldn’t stop admiring…

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…

The AUM Centre

As the New Year approaches many of us find reasons to make amendments in our lives and give ourselves another chance to solve the ongoing problems or attain the unachievable goal. Nothing is better than starting off afresh and firmly believing in ‘Man becomes what he thinks about’.I realised it’s worth much later in my…