Category Archives: Upcycle

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. […]

Linked by a Jaali – the past and the future

This is one more of those old boxes that got a new lease of life. But before I get into that let me tell you – it is very similar to the one I use as my dining table. Just married and not much money, guests arriving – we needed to get creative. So Supreet […]

Zebra stripes

My love affair with animal print goes back a long time. I absolutely love the colours in nature. And I find Zebra stripes and leopard prints to be the ultimate in graphic impact. That each stripe and spot set is different in every animal and is unique like finger prints is amazing to me. It […]

Re-birth and Renewal

This paint splattered green kurta is about rebirth and renewal. It is the second ‘self-portrait’ in a set of three. I let so many negative people and things make me bitter for a while. But that bitterness started to hurt more than the people and things had. I am a positive person by nature and […]

Paint splattered!!

That black kurta speaks of the pain I endured. This next one I hope to be of healing. This olive green kurta is also about five years old now. It has seen me through many days and nights of painting. Every splatter is a subconscious mark or gesture of joy or frustration. There are deliberate […]

Wood & Textile Jewellery on the shop NOW!

They say jewellery can lift a woman’s spirits. I agree. I mentioned in an earlier post that those that know me well, know that I hardly change my jewellery. It’s the same thing that I have on all the time. But sometimes I feel like letting loose the inner bohemian goddess. (Yes, I have one […]

Hung out to dry

This black kurta in so many ways is me. It has been a constant companion over the last five odd years. It has seen much and been through much. In fact a few months ago I was invited to an event and the dress code was black. I joking told my host that I don’t […]

What it means to be an artist – On AudioGyan

I got an email the other day from Kedar Nimkar asking to speak to me. He wanted to do a podcast related to my work. I said sure and then googled the site Audiogyan. And truth be told I got lost in listening to a few podcasts immediately.  There is a rich tapestry of podcasts […]

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