All my karigars are highly skilled artisans who work at their own pace and have their own unique etiquette that I respect. From the kind of music they like listening to, to not wanting to chat when they’re doing certain things, to the ones who always seem to meditate while working, and mostly want pin-drop silence. Do I even want to change their pace? Will it still be the same if I tried to intervene?
What is my perfect wedding then? Small, quaint, cozy, sentimental, intimate…and definitely at home. I want it far from perfection. Flowers strung together by family, food cooked in the kitchen or garden under the supervision of a good old bawarchi…
The past year, I’ve been not just creating, but serendipitously spotting all kinds of baaj , everywhere. I’ve been noticing them in the sky, in books, in mythology, in spirituality, in design and in jewellery – but funnily enough, it only registered after I made my third one and found my fourth.
I’m often asked about my favourite hotels to visit in the country. But if you ask me, I’d tweak that question to the top ten rooms in my favourite properties in India, because as much as my husband and travel partner might disagree, the room we pick is weirdly important to me.