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Apr
20
2017

This Bhu Devi Mantra has an important place in our hearts and in our home. The kids know it by heart and are reminded to recite it every morning because….

….it’s one of the first things they see in their bathroom lounge.  I had this custom canvas created, after which I then painstakingly hand-glittered the text.

#earthdayeveryday

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Feb
8
2017

Brass bling seems to be “in” thing in home decor stores lately. So we searched for some authentic Indian brass-ware. Check out the brass offerings at Gaatha – not only do they carry beautiful coasters and trinket boxes, but also diyas, agarbathi stands, puja items.

And make sure to read how Gaatha directly benefits artisans of this beautiful craft.

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Jul
7
2016
Dare to go Square
Author: Aruna

Gold shopping for my brother’s wedding has proven dangerous. Saw the likes of the above in a store, and I’ve been bit with a “square bug.” And so began a hunt:

Isharya Filigree:

Bold and modern:

Pretty polki:

Thin and delicate:

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Jun
3
2016

No words today. Just drool.

via here…

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Mar
30
2016

History and decor rolled into one – vintage maps can be a sophisticated addition to a room (and a good history lesson for kids). They can sometimes be found in old bookshops, but there also several places online that sell them.

Above, “A New Map of Hindoostan” dated 1825 by the famous English cartographer John Cary. Available here…

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Feb
8
2016

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You’ve probably seen them being flaunted at wedding receptions and the like. Are saree gowns cutting-edge fusion fashion or do you scoff at them?

Let’s find out what the general opinion is – take our poll here:

Saree Gowns Yea or Nay?

 
pollcode.com free polls

image via Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop

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Jul
1
2015

It’s de rigueur in India and many hot weather climates: pants with chappals. It’s a look that’s functional and practical (why let the feet suffocate in socks?).

How many men would dare to carry this look?  Does it say “California Cool” or “Indian Uncle?”

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Feb
9
2015
Room of Hearts
Author: Aruna

One of my favourite rooms – this has been in my inspiration book for years. I would love this installation in our playroom.

Heart-shaped painting by Damien Hirst.

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Dec
29
2014

In a pinch for a fabulous party dress? Check out Sachin and Babi’s Foil Brocade Mini Dress at Anthropologie.

Note the gorgeous earrings as well…

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Dec
3
2014

Shopping for a dress for your Holiday or New Year’s Party? Try an Indian designer and stand out from the crowd. Legendary Indian designers like Tarun Tahiliani, JJ Valaya, Ritu Kumar, Anita Dhongre and more all make gorgeous cocktail dresses. Check out this selection at Kimaya, available for purchase with worldwide shipping within 48 hours.

Above, gold and scarlet chequered sequin dress by Jyoti Sharma. Below, pleated red georgette dress by Sadan Pande:

Backless gold pearl harlequin tassel dress by Surily Goel:

Muted velvet and brocade dress by JJ Valaya:

Asymmetrical abstract paisley print dress by Tarun Tahiliani:

Dual-shaded chiffon embroidered shoulder dress by Elisha Wadhwani:

Yellow organic pattern dress with metal-and-stone belt by Wanni:

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