Month: April 2018

On English in India

Writing this article in response to someone who made fun of someone else’s English on my Facebook post….. I’ve been posting on this page regularly for many months and you might have noticed I believe in writing in simple, colloquial and easy to understand (hope I’m succeeding) language, and and am not really interested in…

Ikat – A dyeing technique

Writing a fashion post after a long time. Wore these “Ikat” saris today – both from different states in India. The blue one is from Odisha and the silver/red one from Pochampally in Telangana. “Ikat” is an Indonesian word, and this dyeing technique originated from there and is now practised in India primarily in Odisha (Sambalpur),…

Life in the Woods

Walden/Life in the Woods Recently came across the interesting story of American poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862), and decided to write about it today. He was an exceptional individual who led a very interesting and experimental life, and his writings have inspired a lot of eminent people including Mahatma Gandhi, Leo…