Category Archives: DIY

New fabric from scraps

Any project involving cloth – whether it be to upholster chairs or make garments or bags – will result in a whole pile comprising of bits and pieces of left over fabric. In the past I have used them to make little charms for the bags I make or even as little tassles for the […]

Sadhu(s) on a plate!

You all know me and re-cycling/ up- cycling! If there is still life left in it – you know I will figure out use for it ūüôā A few years ago (in 2013) I had papered some old melamine plates with pages from my son’s old notebook and then I painted over them. There were […]

Funk With No Junk – On LBB – Sep 2018

Thank you Anushka for taking the time to speak to me about my work. Happy to have been featured in in the Little Black Book – Kolkata edition on 24th sep 2018.  

Does the world need another bag?

I am a big believer of re-use, re-do, up-cycle and all those other ‘buzz words’. But I have always wondered about the ‘actual cost’ – human and energy cost – of upcycling/ redoing reuse etc. What is the kind of energy we expend in giving something a new avatar? When is it better to just […]

Brown Paper DIY Planters

We have an open plan kitchen and the breakfast counter divides the space between the kitchen and the dining/living areas. I hate being cloistered in the kitchen when the rest of the family is outside. And I do end up spending a lot of time in there as I love to cook for my family. […]

What I wore – Patchwork Kurta to a sangeet

Recently I was invited to a¬† Sangeet ( pre-wedding celebration) and had to dress up. Well if you know me, you know I live in black kurtas and jeans. But black is considered inauspicious at celebrations and I had to wear colour and a ghagra as well! So this is what I came up with. […]

Muted and mellow – Suzani

An old metal trunk rusted in parts. Put together in a local shop in some distant¬†recesses of this land. Not with finesse but with purpose. Strong. So it can get the job done. To transport someone’s worldly goods across the country as he guards this great nations borders. That is the history this trunk carries. […]