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Soumya and Satish’s Beautiful Abode in California

It’s a warm hello from Soumya and Satish, all the way from California today as they show us their beautiful and tastefully-decorated home, with treasures from India and paintings and knickknacks from around the world. With two growing boys – a preteen and a teen, Soumya says she prefers not to have too much furniture. […]


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Inda and Sony Sulaksono’s Colorful Home in Indonesia

Deviating slightly from our focus on Indian and desi global decor, I have a beautiful Indonesian home for you to tour today. Windya or Inda as she is known, has a gorgeous Instagram feed, and that’s how I first got in touch with her. Her decorating style blew me away, and I was eager to show […]


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The Indian Jewelry Project

  Yesterday I spoke about Puja Bhargava’s exquisite jewelry brand Lai. Now, Lai is not the only thing Puja is involved with. She has initiated the Indian Jewellery Project (IJP), which she says, is essentially is an attempt to crowd source the visual history of Indian jewellery through personal archives of families. Doesn’t that sound […]


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{Online Store} Craft Khazana’s Divine Diya Aarthis

  I call it a happy quirk of fate. I had been eying a diya arthi at a local store in Pune for the longest time. Last Sunday I was at the Sanskriti Lifestyle late-night Diwali Exhibition and I almost bought one, but the price put me off! Early Monday morning, I saw Souparnika Holla’s […]


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Upcycled Antique Singer Sewing Machines {old world charm}

  There is no denying the charm of an old sewing machine. Have you got one with you? Apart from the sentimental value – your grandmother used it to make your mother’s wedding gown!  – sewing machines are charming additions to your decor. Here are some wonderful ways to display those antique beauties. A suspended […]


Khoj – Unravelling the Hidden Gem…

I am always looking out for functional home accents that stand out of the crowd and make interesting conversational pieces. If you are like me and love unusual and eclectic stuff, this post is sure to delight your senses. Khoj is an annual exhibition that features original pieces of living tradition and is much awaited by […]


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Featured Indian store: Sanskriti Lifestyle, Pune

I live in Pune, and I am often ashamed that I get around so little. Perhaps busy schedules and a demanding toddler are lame excuses, but here I am conveniently offering them to you. However, I did manage to get out and visit Sanskriti – and was happy to strike it off from the top […]


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Drool: “The Fair” in Singapore

If you are planing a trip to Singapore, the first thing you must do is arrange your itinerary around one of Chumkie Banerji’s exhibitions. Called simply “The Fair” they feature a lavish collection of products and services bringing together a wide variety of buyers and sellers over a two-day period. They are organized every month […]


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House tour: My parents’ home in Mangalore

I am just back from a long visit to Mangalore, where Bernard and I have our roots. Mangalore boasts of an interesting architectural blend of the old and the new. Old colonial houses stand proud and stately alongside high rise apartments and commercial complexes.The colonial influence is evident everywhere. Mangaloreans love Western music, and you […]


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Using flowers in your ethnic decor..

Flowers brighten up even the dullest corners. But there’s a wee bit more you can do. Combine flowers with your ethnic ware – pots, statues, artifacts and crafts – and the effect is unbelievably stunning! Like so. Chandan Dubey Kaberi Kar Gupta Chandan Dubey Chandan Dubey Chandan Dubey Chandan Dubey Amy Gross Pictures courtesy of […]


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