Catch-22?

The new year 2022 has started on an awkward note. On one hand, it brings the promise of a better, healthier, and happier tomorrow. On the other, it feels like a rehash and repeat of 2020. The new variant has taken us by fear and storm. None of us know if we are safe or…

Blinding Lights

Diwali is my most favorite time of the year. But creating a miniature with traditional and classic Indian titbits is almost impossible, given my poor crafting skills. Well, although this post is reaching you almost a month-and-a-half too late, I totally believe the song Konjum Miakale, when Aishwariya Rai sings, ada indre varavendum en deepavali…

Sacred Games

Navratri is my most favorite time of the year. As a crafter and lover of all things miniature, this festival is the highlight of the year for me, as my house prepares to get decked up and the celebrations culminate into nine days of devotion and fun. this was also the first time we set…

Welcome Homie

The most difficult thing about being in the thick of a pandemic is being isolated even when you’re safe. Even after the two doses being done, there’s always a looming threat of you leaving your guard down. But what has to happen, will happen, regardless of how careful you are. That in no way means…

Top of The World

Such a feelin’s comin’ over meThere is wonder in most every thing I seeNot a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyesAnd I won’t be surprised if it’s a dream Everything I want the world to beIs now comin’ true especially for meAnd the reason is clear, it’s because you are hereYou’re…

It’s A Jungle Out There

It’s a jungle out there Disorder and confusion everywhere No one seems to care Well I do Hey, who’s in charge here? It’s a jungle out there Poison in the very air we breathe Do you know what’s in the water that you drink? Well I do, and it’s amazing People think I’m crazy, ’cause…

Sweet Nothings

I’m not a sweet-toothed person, but a sweet shop is a visual delight. The way a sweet meat or cake shop is set up, it is just built to entice you to buy something. The beautiful cakes, cup cakes, muffins, donuts, eclairs, coffee and lollipops make your heart sing with joy. When I was putting…

Let It Shine

How could I let Diwali pass me by without a miniature in tow? This was a dream house that I struggled to put together, so it was time to light it up with the traditional kandil (lanterns) and put up the pretty lights. I couldn’t manage to get a traditional rangoli in the scale I…

Relax and Retreat

I can’t paint, can’t even draw a straight line with a scale (ruler) to assist me. I even manage to get measurement conversions wrong and usually mess up my crafts. But I know how not to panic and have endless patience for fixing my errors, or what we call in Bombay, I can find my…

Artistically Inclined

I love putting miniature settings together. I would have started with small little trinkets, without any vision. Then I started creating a scene. Backgrounds and accessories became an obsession. I had that kind of mind space and desire to escape and be fully consumed in such creations at my disposal. But life is never static….