Courtyard by Aline: Taking you back to your roots with brass

In today’s fast paced life, reminiscing the past can be a heartwarming and indulgent experience. It reminds us to stop, breathe and savour the simpler things in life.  The joy of raiding kitchen shelves on a hot summer afternoon, waiting endlessly for tuesdays and the almost amber-coloured brass bowl of ‘besan ladoos’! As I attempted to mirror those sentiments and the old world charm in my home, I turned to brass. Sometime back we wrote about the ‘Return of the metals – brass, copper and bronze

Pink is the Navy Blue of India

“There are no accidents… there is only some purpose that we haven’t yet understood.” This famous quote by Deepak Chopra was just so apt for me this morning! As it…

The Art of Knitting: Put down that phone, pick up some needles

On my way back home today, a sense of déjà vu enveloped me. I witnessed a scene familiar to my childhood – rays of the late afternoon sun, a group of beautiful women talking,…

Tomato, Tomaatoes…

There is something about a lush, green area in your home…be it a big garden in your house or a small balcony! Whether it be sunflowers, daisies, yellow tomatoes or…

Dishoom – An Irani style Bombay cafe

Are you a Londoner reading this or a traveller about to reach this ‘food and history’ paradise soon for a little adventure? I know your schedule is going to be packed with…

Reading, learning with Indian Folk Art

A book can be a child’s best friend! Encouraging a child to choose a book over a digital gadget isn’t always easy for some parents and when you are trying…

Travel finds for the global traveller – Part I: Bali and Down Under

Like many other people I know, one of the things on my ‘bucket list’ is to ‘see‘ the world or as they say in my mother-tongue, ‘duniya dekhni hai‘! People like…

The Charm of Jaipur Blue Pottery

The ‘holiday-hangover’ bug seems to bite me every time I am back from one. I guess I am not an exception but getting back to reality sometimes takes longer than expected….

The Scottish Food Journey

A very happy new year to all you lovely people out there! We, at notjustashopper, wish you moments packed with laughter, good health, food and happiness. What better way to…

Goa-escape – The Goa Diary – Part II

This is in continuation of my last post. The evening was beautiful. I absolutely love Cavala – retro music and delicious food. With a perfect start to the day with a picturesque…