Evoking desire in a sublime or refined fashion

Tere Ishq nachaiyaan kar key thaiyaa thaiyaa Your love has made me dance like mad Tere Ishq ne dera mere andar keeta Bhar ke zeher payala main taan aape peeta, Jhabde wahudi tabiba nahin te main mar gaiyaan Tere Ishq nachaiyaan kar key thaiyaa thaiyaa Falling in love with you Was like taking a sip…

Appliqued Abrak for newer festive look

Carrying on with the Ahmedabad series is another under-the-radar label Usha Pasi. It too is doing applique but with a purely Indian take. The lady’s sublime taste is supported by her daughter Sukanya Pasi as she contributes to the clothing line being a fashion and accessory designer (check out the daughter’s traditional yet contemporary hair accessories which are…

Guilt-free minimalist fashion

This week too I’m picking the textile city Ahmedabad, for shopping. Hetal Shrivastav‘s Craftmark certified clothing label Raasleela seems to have hit the mark. This under-the-radar 100% handstictched minimalist uses age-old hand sewing techniques to restore our love for vintage and versatility. One benefits from wearing cotton which is ideal for our scorching heat and muggy…

Picturesque India

Picturesque India: A Journey in Early Picture Postcards (1896-1947) Sangeeta and Ratnesh Mathur, Niyogi Books,  Rs. 1,430, ISBN 978-93-85285-91-2

Little Passports

Holidays are all different, depending on the company and time of your life. So few days ago, when I received an email from Prachi Kagzi about her latest enterprise called Little Passports– it got me thinking. How did we during childhood think beyond our small worlds and learn to dream big, and why do children…

Vegging at thefarm, Jaipur

A quote by John Russel “Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting” pretty much describes my friend’s amazing property, outside Jaipur. When she invited me for an event and stay at her farm, I actually wasn’t aware of this paradise she lived in. Its only after the entire experience did I realize the worth of my impromptu holiday.

Colombo’s style hub

  Very recently my sister traveled to Colombo (capital of Sri Lanka) for work and came back talking about some places and things which I should recce, to feature on my blog. And one of them was PR- a fashion boutique, owned by Shanth Fernando’s (Sri Lankan design mogul) daughter, Annika Fernando. To know more about her a…

Knocked up for a holiday

A Different India’s ‘babymoon’ packages seemed a step towards sustainable relationship, as we tend to take our better halves for granted. A bond rule ….the caress, the genuine lazy smile, and body language, do make a difference since actions speak louder than words. Though it is on the wane as many young couples nowadays are coping…

An oasis of creative luxuries

I was forwarded an invite of this store launch by a friend who actually wanted me to go for a promotional activity of another brand at this venue; since he knew of my never-ending quest for unique things and techniques which should be brought to light with much reverence I pushed myself to trek across…