Home Design with Dipa Desai

Your home is a reflection of your family. The colours, the artefacts, the books in shelves tell stories of your life, your likes and dislikes. I am no ‘homestyling’ guru but…

Kitchen Stories – Meet The Village Fair, spreading the goodness of Cast Iron

Rewind back to India’s pre-independence years, and you would find that food was cooked in either iron or clay pots. Then, the aluminium and the steel revolution happened in the 20th century, whereby…

The Kerala-inspired home

The very mention of the word, ‘Kerala’, brings to me, visuals of coffee and spice plantations, the breathtakingly beautiful backwaters and palm-lined trees.  Now, I mention the next best thing and that…

Return of the Metals: Copper, Brass & Bronze in the Kitchen

Being in India for Holi is one of the most memorable time for me. On a visit to a friend’s home, scrumptious food was served in the most beautiful bronze…

Fabrics – Sew, Make, Buy

I love fabrics and having grown up having most of my clothes stitched, fabric shops have a special place in my heart. Choosing patterns in a shop, handing it over…

Light up your home

‘A million conversations in my mind, some nutty, some silly, about the lights I hope to find…‘ This search extended to the virtual space on the internet, where I explored the…

Home Styling: 5 ways to add the Rajasthani razzmatazz

Living in Delhi has huge benefits, being close to Rajasthan is one of them. A long weekend off is all you need to drive off to Jaipur (one of my…

The Ganjifa Cards: Craft Revival

Who doesn’t like a good card game? Remember the long summer afternoons that were spent playing card games while guzzling down large amounts of  ‘neebu-pani’ and ‘Rasna’ with your cousins and…

Tête-à-tête with blown glass

It’s Diwali in less than two weeks and the project I have undertaken, well, the one I take on every year around this time, about giving my home a new look is…

Patachitra: Not just another folk art

A couple of years back, on one of my visits to Kolkata, I happened to walk past Elgin Road on a sunday evening and stopped to hear some extremely melodious music….