Defining eyes


I first applied homemade kajal when I visited an acquaintance many years ago. While I waited for my friend to get ready to head out, I chatted with her mother — a tall and slim, simple rural Haryanvi lady. As our mundane conversation veered towards the use of kajal, she mentioned that she had prepared … Continue reading Defining eyes

Lamps in the sun


Diyas drying in the sun. Picture taken with Moto G3, edited with @befunky

A Very Happy Deepavali


We hadn't really planned on making a rangoli this year. It isn't something we do traditionally. All that changed, however, when a close friend of mine sent me a photograph of a beautiful rangoli she had made with her sister. My cousin and I went shopping for colours, and with the help of my mother, … Continue reading A Very Happy Deepavali

Happy Diwali


We mixed up the traditional white stone Kolam powder with colourful Rangoli powders to create a small message. A couple of shots of our little decoration for this year's Diwali... Here's wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous Deepavali!

Happy Deepavali!

Diya Painting

Today, on the festive occasion of Diwali, I painted this little Diya... Here's hoping every home has a lamp, and a bright future. Wishing everyone a very happy, cracker-free and safe Diwali!