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A Palace of Dreams

This forgotten photo taken years ago while looking a palace on the other and exhibited in “Journeys of the Soul” came alive today. Dreams & Memories …. the pillars of … Continue reading

May 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Why are We Buying Art

The reasons one buys art are many. The few that I could think of right away, sitting here in my armchair are presented below in ascending order of engagement levels: … Continue reading

September 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Collections! 

On this cloudy rainy morning my morning-tea companion on tbe terrace is Alexander.  And other great minds.  And lest I as a collector get carried away and think of myself … Continue reading

May 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Museums or Online?

I was writing a little description for one of my beloved pieces – doting on various aspects, discovering new elements that I had not noticed before and in general giving … Continue reading

May 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Material Pleasures

When I was young I desired a million things but had no money to buy them with. Now when I am old, I have more money but very few things … Continue reading

March 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Thousand Flowers 

The memory of a great experience becomes a seed in our mind Lying dormant until we water it with attention. If we just close our eyes and shut out the … Continue reading

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Random Thoughts: A New Metric of Success 

The success of scientific research paper is measured in the number of times it is quoted by other subsequeny published research papers. In the same way, the success or wealth … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

I must do more…

Strange how winning an auction of a intensely desired item can make one think! This is the little story of my 4am soul searching..

June 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

Weekend Musings – We shall never know ..

Exploring a whole new culture and its history, its evolution and the reasons that make it what it is today … is like taking a journey with imperfect lenses not … Continue reading

May 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why do I collect old things?

Why do we collect antiques? Why do I collect antiques? It could be to get as close as possible to the past. It is the only way to capture the … Continue reading

May 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wednesday Wisdom!

Every now and then words of wisdom (usually from others) try to enlighten me …

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

WHY I travel

A note on the ‘Why’ of travel – by a woman who lived a hundred years ago and traveled solo in those days [with servants]

January 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on Collecting

Last week someone asked me how do I go about selecting / rejecting pieces. I thought and answered but this is not an easy question and the thinking continues… Instead … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Controversial Clever Lines

A very clever little work. But this advice is certainly not appropriate for all. There are many many situations in which I would give such advice to my children. And … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Emperor’s Robe of ‘Literacy’

They were called illiterate. Because those who decided this wrote with pen and paper wrote in characters and not pictures used a different script logic * had a qualitatively different … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Finding Purpose

Let us pray to the Gods of Probability that the opportunities that come our way, come at the right timing in our lives, and that we have the wisdom to … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Art & Dads

More than a decade ago, art began entering our lives and as a result, cash began leaving our bank. At some point we addressed this issue actively and wondered whether … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fragments and other Dilemmas

In my early collecting years, I came across several collectors who would happily buy fragments and enjoy their beauty. Fragments are textiles that were damaged enough to strip them off … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Strength to Nepal Earthquake Survivors

Love & strength to all Nepalis. 🙁 Memories from a few years ago.   All these places are beautiful and it is sad that some of these did not survive. … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Doubt & Hope | The Saga of Antique Yao Paintings

Ever had the dreaded feeling that some precious thing was lost forever? I’d been living with that feeling for over a year now! After the ‘Vanishing Cultures’ Exhibition [click to … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

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