A few days ago, I sat down in front of our overflowing bookshelves to compile a list of my top 10 books from one of my favourite publishing houses. It took me well under ten minutes to realise that I am going to have to do multiple sets of top 10's to cover the list. … Continue reading Top 10 books from Tulika Books (Part 1)
I haven't blogged in a while because life (and potty learning happens, you know) but this post has been a long time in the making so here it goes. My toddler at the age of 2 years and 10 months is finally diaper free during the day. The whole process lasted for about two weeks … Continue reading Potty learning and the art of keeping calm
This review has been so late in coming that I can at least confidently say that I have, by now, used (and finished and put on my re-order list) every product I am going to write about today. A couple of months ago, Radhika of Skin TLC sent me the most delicious hamper. For the … Continue reading Some much needed ‘Skin TLC’
'Your silence will not protect you' - Audre Lorde Most of us women spend a large part of our lives afraid. Afraid of speaking up. What happens when we speak up? What happens when we say we dislike something? What happens when we disagree with a larger sentiment? We get bullied. We get called … Continue reading Speak up!
That looks so good on you! I could never carry that off with my body. Everything looks good on you! That would look awful on me. How often do you say this or hear this being said? My guess is, very often. Let's talk a bit about this today. At a time when there is … Continue reading Beautiful because of our different bodies. Not despite.
I love cotton sarees. The starchy kind that drapes with knife sharp creases, the soft ones that drape on you like second skin, the coarse and giving khadi and linens... each of these have their own beauty and typical way of draping. The one saree I always thought did injustice to the beauty of the six … Continue reading Little patches of craft and lots of love : Tvaksati
There is no such thing as too many block prints, right? At a time when the market is flooded with busy 'typical' block prints, it delights me when I can find distinct and thoughtful block printed clothing that don't look like every other piece of clothing I have bought in the last fifteen years. It … Continue reading Brand Spotlight : Chidiyaa and chasing dreams
Young children are not the most gentle people in the world. We all know that. Its is also unfair of us to expect us a one year old to completely understand how to be gentle with a paperback book, for instance. Their world full of sensory explosions and it is only to be expected that … Continue reading Books to ‘teeth’ on : Board books from Tulika
Bags hold much more than everyday essentials. They also hold forgotten memories and bits and bobs of your life. Ever found the tickets to the first movie you watched with your college partner in your bag after decades? Little stubs of papers from the first solo trip you took as a 22 year old, perhaps? Today, I am … Continue reading …and a dollop of Pure Ghee
At a time when we are talking about sustainable and responsible fashion, I figured it may be a good idea to start featuring brands that I love and shop from both for adults and children on the blog. These are brands that work with local artisans, weavers and craftspeople. Brands that are ethical and conscious … Continue reading The Brass Tacks Story : brand spotlight