Category: Sunday Special

Travel Art

Lately the wanderlust bug has bit me bad. I long to go to unknown places, experience the wonders it holds  and immerse my self in them until i feel spent. Until I wander off I decided to excite myself with some travel art. Here are a few of the ones I liked. Different artists depicting…

Juicy Chemistry

I was having one of those ‘I don’t think I like today’ days when the doorbell rang and the postman handed me a beautiful looking basket. Instantly my day brightened! I opened it up and found such gorgeous smelling products by Juicy Chemistry, all so luscious I wanted to try them all. After the euphoria…

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s that time of the year again when pinks and reds take over.  Valentine’s Day is nearing. While I don’t think love is something you only express on one single day of the year, I think it is nice to have a day dedicated to love. One day to make things extra special. Here are a few…

With The Singh Twins

So I was surfing around for fashion trends to look out for in 2015 and I came across the well-known designer Tarun Tahiliani‘s Spring/Summer 2015 Collection, which he showcased at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) 2015 in New Delhi. WOW!! It’s so bright and colorful! Such bursts of fresh colors! I absolutely loved it!…

Tea Trunk

Tea has always been an integral part of Snigdha Manchanda’s life. In the morning, Snigdha’s mum would have two kettles boiling, tea in one, while the other would contain anything from ajwain (carom seeds) to leftover mint leaves from the previous night or lemongrass boiling inside. Snigdha and her sister would dutifully sip on the…

ACTing For A Positive Change

After completing her graduation from St. Xaviers’ College, Nilanjana Das joined Xavier Institute of Social Service, the place which molded her and helped her visualize a career in people’s development. She went on to complete her post graduation in the field of rural development. After her studies, Nilanjana worked on several assignments and innovative experiments…

Red on the Ramp

Tarun Tahiliani A/W 2011, Rimzim Dadu A/W 2011, Dwarkadas Chandumal Jewellers at IIJW 2011, Manish Arora Paris  A/W 2011, GIA at IIJW 2011, Sawansukha at IIJW 2011

My Desi Guru

Punam Malhotra is an entrepreneurial mum. Living in UK, she faced a problem of not finding any suitable products to help her kids learn Hindi. Together with her partner Pinal Patel, they sat down to develop a solution for their problem. After a few years of research, development, testing and hard work, My Desi Guru…

Sunday Reading

    . . Ismita Tandon Dhankher likes to call herself a ‘Lesser known Poetess’ and is passionate about poetry. She graduated from Sophia College, Mumbai and went on to pursue an MBA degree. After a brief but highly successful stint in the forex division of Thomas Cook, Mumbai, Ismita decided writing was her true…

Facets of Love

Kama(Sutra)Kaze by Harshvardhan Kadam, Lovers in Embrace by Vishal Misra, Sweethearts by Khurram Amir, Umbrella by Sayantan Halder, Marry Me by Maheswari Janarthanan, Anguish by Archan Nair in collaboration with Sandra Barac .

Princess & The Frog

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Soul of India – Print by Eva Campbell, Froggy Family Miniature Terrarium Decor by Susmitha Subbaraju, Bookplates – My Magic Carpet by The Day Dreamer, Hand…

This & That

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pretty Red Dress by Bambiola & “Roses & Apples”: Photography by Archana Srinivas. .

Festive Green

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dress by Ananya, Earrings by KarmaSuthra, Pillow Cover by SODA, Clutch by Dress Indian, Multi Bangle by Pitaraa .

This & That

Silk Pillow Cover by The Home Centric and Handmade Clutch by Arm Candy for You. . .

Traditional Paintings

Software professional and Art teacher, Madhuri Kaja is based in the Bay Area, USA and teaches painting concepts and techniques, and conducts various art, painting workshops for children in the area. Her paintings have been published in ISKCON children books and her art has been exhibited in various local exhibitions. Inspired by Tanjore Art and Mysore painting…

Mix & Match

Bracelet and Brooch by Tanisha Arora; Teal Sparrow and Silver Tree Necklace by Sweet Little Frostings . .

Cracking Diwali

Quilled Lamp by Jolene D’souza; Diwali Greetings by Yagnesh Ahir; Sparkling Diwali by Hungry Fish; Crow Illustration by Abhijit Kalan; Rangoli by Sameer Gupta

Celebrating Navratri

I am back home and just in time for the dazzling Indian festival, Navratri. Navratri is a nine day celebration worshipping nine forms of the Goddess Durga with bright colours, beautiful lights, music, dance and delicious food. Here are a few beautiful illustrations and photographs that convey the essence of Navratri. Navratri Painting by Nisha; Goddess…

Flickr Love

Aaaah…there is no other feeling like Love.  Morocco has been awesome! Beautiful place, great food and friendly people! I am having a great time with my family and friends…… and feeling totally loved. Here are some gorgeous pictures I found on Flickr that capture the beautiful feeling of Love. Love is like a cloud…by Kranthi Pothamsetty…

Holiday!

I am in Morocco…! I know I have been harping about it for a while now … so finalllyy I am here!!!  I will not be able to update the blog as regularly but will try and put in a few postings. I promise to be back all rejuvenated by the 6th of October. In the meantime,…

Eclectic Etsy

Lac Handmade Bangles by Exotic Bangles; Tunic Dress by Chezvies; Velvet Tote Bag by Arm Candy For You; Hand embroidered sling bag by Ananda Art; Mixed media painting by Kalatirth; Tasselled Necklace by Dancing Lotus Designs; The Slice of Heaven by Designs Inc; Cotton top by Fuwwa

Soul Music

As a child Nina Patel attended regular Kirtan (devotional gatherings) with her grandmother in India, which engraved the meanings of mantras in her mind. Her grandmother’s death in the year 2007 changed her life. Nina left her high-profile executive job to find truth through the teachings of mantras. A yearlong journey of self-discovery led her…

Autumn Colours

Although we still have two weeks before autumn officially begins in England, the weather definitely feels like autumn today brrrr… hopefully it will get sunnier as the day moves on. Last two weeks of summer, gotta enjoy it. Here is a bit of Etsy love with Autumn colours of brown, orange and a hint of blue. Decorative…

Temporary Tattoos… Everlasting Memories

Tomorrow is my friend’s wedding back in India…..I wish I could be there. Unfortunately I cannot, so I keep calling people back there to get hourly updates on all that is happening. Wedding in India is never a one-day event, whatever the caste or religion, each one has a number of different rituals that are…

Celebrating Love

With Raksha Bandhan, one of the very popular Indian festivals celebrating the love between a brother and sister, coming up this Tuesday here are a few beautiful handmade cards and rakhis (colourful holy thread) I found on the net. Craft & Photos By: Juhi’s handmade cards; Sisters Cubed; Crafting Queen Living miles away from my brothers…

Happy Independence Day!

Today on the occasion of Indian Independence Day, I leave you all with this heart-warming short film made by Ambience Publicis and Red Code Films a few years ago. Many of you might have seen this film earlier but I am very sure it will stir your heart again this time round. For those who have not seen…

In the holiday mood…

We finally booked our tickets to Morocco last night…yuhoo! Dreaming about the souks, sun and some great fun with family and friends, here is the start of my holiday planning with this Sunday’s mood board… 1. Maxi dress by southindiabazaar 2. Handbag by Tribal Route 3. Neck beads by somsstudiosupplies 4. Binoculars by Atlantic Nautical 5. Travel log by…

Sunday News!

Here’s some news, I am in the midst of upgrading my blog….and technology-challenged that I am, I require all the help I get. Luckily my tech-savvy family and friends are willing to help me out. So here is hoping I can get my blog sorted soon. Going with the NEWS theme here are a few gorgeous…

Easy like Sunday morning

Commodores singing ‘Easy’ in the background, the bit about ‘Easy like Sunday morning’ is what I am liking… As I was thinking about my next post, the Sun rose over the horizon and from our balcony I could see it taking on a yellowy hue. Very warm, very inspiring. I decided on my next post…