Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
I knew the film had to be good because it was directed by Nagesh Kukunoor and I especially liked the song 'Yeh Honsla', but what took me by surprise was the very interesting storyline about two women from two different parts of India and what binds them together.
Each frame in this film is so beautiful especially the ones in colourful Rajasthan. Great job by cinematographer-Sudeep Chatterjee.
I enjoyed it thoroughly. Go see it, if you haven't already!
(image from Sahara One Motion Pictures)
Saturday, January 27, 2007
I picked these up at the Cottage Mela held at Safina Plaza for Rs. 65/- each.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
It is a season when nature regenerates and everything is fresh and new. The cool morning air is laden with the faint smell of Mango blossoms...
Mustard fields turninto a heady mix of yellow and green as the blossoms add colour, poetry and romance to life. The goddess Saraswati is dressed in yellow garments and people wear yellow-coloured clothes."
- Anita Thakur & Nalini Rao
( Some pics depicting yellow-the Colour of Spring. Don't miss the arrangement of flowers in the glass by Mallika.)
Saturday, January 20, 2007
There are varied reactions to Dollar Stores. I personally have no problems in checking it out now and then for interesting finds.
Like this set of 3 ceramic bowls for Rs.99/-only! My succulents look great in them. What do you think?
Thursday, January 18, 2007
I completely love it. I have my car keys in one of the keychains & everytime I turn the ignition on, I am reminded of a colourful India.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Dastkari Haat Samiti's Craft Bazaar is on at Chitrakala Parishad. Dastkari Haat Samiti is an NGO that works with craftspersons from around India in showcasing their work. If you are in Bangalore do check it out...the bazaar is on till Jan 24th, 2007.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Our love for travelling, takes us to many off-beat places. Rang: The Colours of Life captures the images and experiences through the eyes of a designer.
Next Stop: Kondampalli will reflect the perspective of a 13-hour-a-day-worklife professional seeking refuge in offbeat travel destinations to bridge the balance between his professional and personal life.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Even today the Sthapathis or the Sculptors are carrying on the Lost Wax Technique for casting these sculptures. The technique involves moulding the figures with intricate details using beeswax and oil, the figure is then coated with clay and baked using dried cow dung. The wax flows out leaving an empty mould, into which molten bronze is poured. Once it cools and hardens, the finer details are added.
We were lucky enough to meet a great award winning 15th generation Sthapathi- Karunanithi Sthapathi.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
The temple at Darasuram is known to be one of the three replicas of the world famous Brihadeshwara Temple of Tanjore. The architecture, carvings and frescos were breathtaking.
I came back with mixed feeling about Darasuram, a bit saddened by the fact that we as Indians haven't realised the value of such great architectural splendor and a little optimistic that the government is getting it restored. Better late than never!
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Few kilometres from Kumbakonam in Tamilnadu is a beautiful heritage resort- Sterling Swamimalai. The ambience is that of a south indian village, with banana & coconut trees forming a lovely green backdrop. The swimming pool designed like a temple tank, the geese, ducks, turkeys & deer were Mallika's friends.
The in-house potter has created lovely terracotta murals and sculptures that are all round the resort. Great hospitality with foot-massages, ayurvedic massages. A very colourful & traditional holiday.
Friday, January 05, 2007
It's still in the experiment stage, might revert to my colourful pictures. Let's see how it goes. What do you think?
Will be back soon, have loads to share.