Ideart: Native American in India

This piece began at the height of my ambition as a fabric-painter. It was one of the few ones where I actively went looking for the garment and bought it only because I had a painting project idea in mind. It was a creamy-white cotton vest from FabIndia with flat straps and a fringe of ... Read More

BlogAdda 1: Checklist For A Blog

I have a weekly series of posts on blogging and tips for bloggers over at BlogAdda. The first article was published today and looks at the top ten essentials for a blog. In the weeks to come, I’ll look at some of these in greater detail and also cover other areas of interest to a ... Read More

The Chocolate War:Robert Cormier – Silent Rebels

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier My rating: 2 of 5 stars Is it possible to deal with bullies without carnage? How are power structures, formal and otherwise, shaken by one person’s defiance? The turbulence of adolescence, where every event is a phenomenon, every disagreement is a war and the need to conform defines every ... Read More

The Male Patient: MachoMan/BigBaby

Francois Sagan did say, “I like men to behave like men. I like them strong and childish.” The proverbial honeymoon comes to an end (proverbial, I said. That means its metaphorical, people. I retain my ‘unmarried girl’ status). Life with Mr.Everyday means some rainy days among the sunshine. The wonderfuller-than-life boyfriend proves himself to be ... Read More