Ode To The Lotus

Karimnagar Filigree Jewellery “As you make the moonlight the adornment of your bare body and rise from the depths of the water beneath the earth, with all the force of your celestial…

The Slay Queen Ma Durga

It is again that time of the year. When the sun sets with a special hue reminding us of Durga Puja, visible to the discerning Bengali eye of nostalgia. The air in…

Zardosi Art

The Art Of Zardosi

As I navigated my way through the gully of Lucknow, I knew I was walking through a slice of Mughal history. The artisans, the chaste polite Urdu Zubaan, the Chikankari and the…

Sexy In Sequins

It was a hot summer noon in Delhi and we decided to meet over coffee. As I walked into the crowded snaky lane of Shahpur Jat, I recalled the little unknown spot…

Dotty About The Dot Design

It’s the summer noon and the mood is frisky. I look out into the bright sun. The summer wardrobe special is always the whites, pastels and the one polka dot dress. It…

From The Broken Mirror Of Hope

What is your identity? What is your eyesight, is it male or female? What is your heart? Do you refer to it as he or she? What is the colour of your…

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In the local language, the ornament is referred to as ‘Vendi Teega Pani’ which is silver wire work. This intrinsic art form is created by manipulating thin ductile metal threads, made mostly with silver and is curled and twisted to be given its special shape. The lotus is sacred to Buddhist and Hindu philosophy, which is the main filigree design in this handcuff from @thejewelryprojectindia
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The eyes can say more than the lips.
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There is pomp in the rich homes, a sort of a ghastly bonhomie to eat more, buy more, make bigger gods and goddesses with colossal amounts of money.
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My favourite part of Pujo is the sound of the Dhak and watching the Dhunuchi smoke fill the air with a Pujo vibe. The dance near the goddess, as the smoke envelops her visage and her eyes shine brightly, is surreal. Read the full blog from link in bio.