Hybrid Art 7 – Kashmir Shawl
Finding pieces that are ‘pure’ in their identity is always a pleasure. But finding pieces that have some hybrid qualities adds excitement to the process of discovery of the character … Continue reading
An Extraordinary Feat
So at the top of Khardungla pass in a small cafe I saw this other solo traveller. Since two of us were the only ones there I asked about his … Continue reading
Homage to Subarnalata
Subarnalata lived a long time ago. Mainly in the imagination of the author – but nevertheless, she did live. Her life was probably borrowed from the author Ashapurna Debi’s own … Continue reading
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
SEEN ON EBAY: PORTRAIT of a DEVOTEE who had been standing eight years, day and night!
PORTRAIT of a DEVOTEE who had been standing eight years, day and night. (India) issued Boston: 1851. Fine original antique engraved woodblock view of native figures of India, printed on quality paper … Continue reading
Extraordinary People – The Girl Next Door goes on a 100 km Walk!
She is literally the girl who lived next door! About a decade younger than me, she has a spirit that needs to be congratulated and celebrated! After all how many … Continue reading
Women of Substance
Featured in the news 2 days ago was a woman who was 50+ years old yet looked 20+. I did not feel a tinge of envy for her. It appears … Continue reading
(Sept 2005) Two days ago, I made a new friend. 31 years older than me. Will probably never see him again in my life – as he lives in a … Continue reading