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Archive for March, 2013

Mar
27
2013

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Mar
26
2013

Cheery…Sunny…Illuminating – and always ready to brighten your day.  Nothing puts a smile on your face like Yellow!

Links:

1. Turmeric & Myrrh Skin Brightening Handmade Soap via Kama Ayurveda;
2. Yellow Parandi Hair Braid Tassel via Bombay Fashions;
3. Rickshaw Pillow Cover with Bengali script via India Circus;
4. Beaded Clutch via Indie Bazaar;
5. Saree by Ekru by Ekta & Ruchira at Wills India Fashion Week for Fall/Winter ’13 (image via Luxemi).

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Mar
22
2013

Nature’s rare gift of whimsical color…always rare and radiant.

Links:

1. Amber Palace, Rajasthan (image via Google Images);
2. Ambrosia Wrap Top in Amethyst Honeycomb Print via Rayil Kids;
3. Purple Lotus Ceramic Ring Holder via dgordon;
4. Bloom Purple Clock via Ichbaan (Noida, UP);
5. Kantha Embroidered Pillow via Joss & Main;
6. Purple Maasai Flip-Flops via India Hicks;
7. Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Bangle via cindyg

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Mar
20
2013
Holi :: Regal Reds
Author: Gnaana

Nothing celebrates life quite like the color red…exuberant, vivacious, regal.

Links:

1. Beautiful shot of the Red Fort of Agra (image via go2holiday);
2. Princess Nivritti in a red Sabyasachi lehenga (image via Google images);
3. Handpainted Henna Elephant Piggy Bank via Stephanie Rombough Ceramics;
4. Malala Yousafzai (student from Pakistan) returning to school today for the first time since she was shot in the head by the Taliban in October for campaigning for girls’ education;
5. Ruby Red Thewa Necklace via Aniika

 

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Mar
18
2013

White…the absence of color…a blank slate to create…before the storm of colour.

Links:

1. Image via http://barefootbohemian.tumblr.com;
2. White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India by William Dalrymple;
3. Mirror Work border Trim via Indian Beautiful Art;
4. Lucite Crystal Bead Necklace via Thirsty Owl Vintage;
5. Indian Block Print Scarf via Kavita Kriti;
6. Buddha Statue (Fine Art Photograph) via Pretty Petal Studio

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Mar
13
2013
Got Gulal?
Author: Gnaana

What’s a Holi party without all the fun colors?  You can get dubious unlabeled bags of gulal at your local Indian grocery store, but here’s a US company that manufacturers some right here Colorado:  Pur Color, who specialize in all natural colorants and product essentials for pastry and chocolate professionals.  They call their’s celebration powder and sell by the pound.

Perfect for you Holi party!

images via Pur Color

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Mar
11
2013
Ready for HOLI?
Author: Gnaana

It’s just about 2 weeks away – March 27th-28th – with festivities likely to extend through the weekend.  Mark your calendars and watch the Gnaana Blog here for some colorific posts!

image: Devotional Women via Savita Art Gallery, $250.00

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Mar
5
2013
The World Before Her
Author: Gnaana

If you follow film festivals, you’ve probably heard of The World Before Her – a documentary about how young women in India are responding to modernity and all the blessings/ills that come with it.

Here’s the trailer – do put it on your list!

 

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Mar
1
2013

Found this while browsing for ideas for our new home.  How gorgeous is this mural?  Looks to be Madhubani.  I’d even have this in my living room.

via India Contemporaty by Henry Wilson

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