One Hand Washes The Other – Feeling Incredibly Grateful

March 25, 2017 0 Comments

A few days ago, I sprained my left wrist while trying to get up from bed at 3 am to see my husband off as he left for the airport. I’d given the day off to our maid so I could stay in bed a little longer and have the entire day to myself. As …

A Letter To Myself

March 15, 2017 0 Comments

I lost my mum in 2011 – there’s no doubt I miss her and think of her every single day. As a working mother, she used to leave little me with a soft mound of cloth, as she left for work each day, called ‘Amma Batte’ (literally, mother’s cloth) : A special piece of cloth …

Why It’s Important to Find Your Purpose

March 15, 2017 0 Comments

In the summer of 2009, I experienced a mild obsession. I had just discovered the father of gonzo journalism (or the ‘Doctor of journalism’, as he liked to call himself), Hunter  Stockton Thompson after reading some of his books and watching  ‘Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas’, ‘Hell’s Angels’ and ‘The Rum Diary’. This Hunter …

We Have A Problem With Women Supporting Women

March 8, 2017 0 Comments

“We don’t just have a problem with men supporting women in this country; we have a problem with women supporting women. “Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another.” – H. L. Mencken Ladies, we can do better than this. We can eliminate the competitiveness that has been imposed upon …

Do’s & Don’ts On Holi – The Celebration Of Colours

March 4, 2017 0 Comments

Holi is one of my favorite festivals – a festival of colours for sure but also a festival of love. It signifies the end of winter and quite the opposite of that familiar refrain synonymous with Game of Thrones – Spring is coming! My childhood Holi memories would amount to nothing without those really fast …

5 Lessons To Learn From Kids About Being An Artist

March 2, 2017 0 Comments

Last Sunday, I had the chance of spending an entire afternoon in the company of 500+ children as they made drawings, colored and painted. I couldn’t help but notice the happy, playful children, full of energy, enthusiasm and nothing but positive vibes. So, do children get ‘adulterated’ as they grow up? Do they lose their …

Art Therapy + Retail Therapy At The Black Box

March 1, 2017 0 Comments

Huge art installations, oil on canvas works, mixed media works and sculptures are all popping up in an unforeseen location instead of at art galleries. I’m talking about art at shopping malls in Bangalore – first there was Art Bengaluru at UB City, and now there’s Whitefield Art Collective at VR Bengaluru – The Black …