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My Ceremonial Textiles

In India we have so many life ceremonies! Every Hindu goes through or is supposed to go through 16 important ones and dozens of lesser ones. So one attends one’s … Continue reading

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

My kind of Palace

After a long time I have been able to afford the time to take a little solo trip.  And here I am in a charming palace sipping green tea!  in … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

Custodians of Antique Art

“We are only the ‘temporary’ custodians of these antique artworks that lived before us and will live on much after we are gone.” A nice quote to remind myself of … Continue reading

September 27, 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

Weekend Quote: And how …

“And how will you go about finding that thing the nature of which is totally unknown to you/” – Meno  

June 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Houses & Homes

“The house is the stage set for the drama we hope our lives will be….

May 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Poverty of Democracy

WARNING – This note has nothing do with art and culture – am just rambling about other stuff. [Found this in my unpublished drafts written a few years ago] ___ … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · 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

Chasing a Faded Memory

  When I was little, to entertain me and to occupy me, my grandmother used to draw out a picture on a notebook or a scrap of paper and ask … Continue reading

November 25, 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

Across the Universe – A Bridge to the Other World

Each of us has wondered at some time or another about what happens when we die. Too many questions that have no answers. And then along come the religious bosses … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Purpose of Art

Welcome to WOVENSOULS.COM jm April 2015 The Purpose of Art

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

To Choose or to Not Choose! Innovation in Swat Hazara Textiles

“Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire Cat. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Purpose of Life

“For the mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for. Without a concrete idea of what he is living for, man … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

If truth be told….

Something for us collectors to mull over!! jm Jan 2015

January 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

August 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Art in Persian Rugs

A decade ago I worked with young children and found a pair of children whose drawings always left an impression. The first child had remarkable ideas and the concept contained … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · 4 Comments

Success

The success of an individual lies in the distance that she has managed to cover between the mindset (and therefore life) of her own grandmother and the life of her … Continue reading

April 4, 2013

Curious Dayak Tribal Objects

I had never articulated the thought in my head until Kuching but had always known this even during my days of scrounging through Chor Bazaar in Bombay and flea markets … Continue reading

June 14, 2012

New Year Contemplations

I never did see the value of celebrating the completion of an additional revolution of the earth around the sun. I did not see why this was a reason to … Continue reading

January 1, 2012

Thoughts and dreams

Experiences evoke thoughts and reactions and dreams. Some that I’d like to remember years from now have been put down here. jm

January 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

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