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!