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Tuesday February 18th 2020

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Mosaic Media and Tools–Part 2

Mosaic Media and Tools–Part 2

This post is for level 2 of mosaic-making. When a mosaicist finds her vitreous glass tile color palette to be limiting her designs, using stained glass along side will increase the colors available to her. Another advantage would be that stained glass would allow cutting [Read More]

Making Mosaics–Media and Tools–Part I

Making Mosaics–Media and Tools–Part I

Per my current understanding, India doesn’t have an institute-conducted formal art course on mosaics. The country seems to have many traditional stained glass artists, and some teach as well, but glass mosaic-creation or teaching is still to gain visibility here. What I [Read More]

Mosaic Art and Me

Mosaic Art and Me

I’ve believed in sharing useful facts and wherewithal on anything I’ve learned with determined efforts, and this new series of posts would reaffirm that compulsion :)  The next few posts will be on learning to mosaic in India from scratch (or the first ‘score’). [Read More]

Birds of Greenwoods City

Birds of Greenwoods City

We’d been birding a few years before moving to Greenwoods City in Gurgaon but our yard birding got the much needed impetus on moving to this residential complex. There are 5 landscaped parks in the complex and each proudly sports tree groves or at least a row of trees [Read More]

Tau Devi Lal Biodiversity Park, Gurgaon

Tau Devi Lal Biodiversity Park, Gurgaon

Tau Devi Lal Biodiversity Park in Sector 52 Gurgaon is one of the few public parks in the city that gets some noticeable–albeit inadequate—attention from the city administration on its upkeep. A walk around this 2 acre park gives a clear impression of someone’s [Read More]

Birding as more than a passing interest

Birding as more than a passing interest

I started looking at birds closely about 14 years ago. I can estimate this time somewhat accurately as I still remember my first focused birding walk of that long ago. It was in Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary on a wintery morning when my son, Kabir was just over a year old and we [Read More]

Roasted imli seeds

Roasted imli seeds

I’m a big fan of suparis. My absolute favourite are big pieces of chikni supari, dried paan and some mixes that aren’t overly fragrant or coloured.  But I try consciously to not let them become an obsession. After all, how good would be betel nut, and all the additives [Read More]

Long time no blogging…

…but there have indeed been lots of enjoyable and some productive things happening. For now, two pieces of writing that I want to archive through the blog are these: Women’s Web gave me space to share tips on Online Networking for the Self-employed. I like the way [Read More]

Positive vibrations

Today’s post from Seth Godin is just one among many notes I’ve come across today on the need to maintain a positive outlook. The interesting revelation that Godin’s post makes out of all those, however, is that we think negative because it feels good and [Read More]

Happy Birthday, Kabir!

Happy Birthday, Kabir!

Today is Kabir’s 13th birthday. He believes it to be an important milestone as now he starts his tryst with teenage years. I’m more concerned than ever because already for 2 years he’s been exerting his right to keep long hair, walk with a swagger, speak [Read More]

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