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Hello Hello Hello , I am super excited this is my first home deco post on the blog , from one of my favorite online store Gaatha. If you are anywhere in North of India you just might have started a little crisp air in the early mornings. With Eid and Ganesh Chathurthi just gone by the festive season has just kicked in . Buckle up please because we are going to make you do…

Hello Dearies , Its getting busier and busier at Peacocks in the Rain . Its unbelievable on how much we want to talk about on this site and there is soooooo little time. This morning I was looking for places where I could visit block print artisans in Rajastan , Sanganer, Jaipur …. and I went to my favorite Anokhi Museum. And this is how I discovered Rekh&Datta. Rebecca spent several years in India as…

My fondest memories of Eid from my childhood days is standing on my bed ( I was probably only 2 feet tall then)  and hugging my mum like they would show Muslims hugging each other at Jama Masjid on all news channels. I found some quick art activities for kids to try out to celebrate the joyous festival. Eid Silhouette Picture Lolly Stick Star   Making the prayer mat  Wishing you a fantastic festival…

I used to do pottery many years ago. Over the years as we moved cities , unfortunately I lost touch. Pottery taught me several things . PATIENCE was the most important of them and then the importance of creating something from your own hands. In an era where we probably use our fingers to only type and swipe , the joy of creating something with your own hands is unmatched. Creating your own tea cup…

Tura Turi – Its such a beautiful name. Maybe not more beautiful that the products . Two sisters Priyanka and Payal have created a quintessential Indian product for all kids and their mums (&dads) . Here are some excerpts from our our little conversation with the girls. What is Tura Turi and why this name ? Though we are PITR totally love it and think its super cute :) Turaturi is a Chhattisgarhi term for…

Pochampalli Ikat is named after a small town Pochampally near Hyderabad, Aandhra Pradesh.. The technique of Ikat weaving, which requires true precision and skill, is believed to be brought in the town of Pochampally from Chirala where it is locally called as chit-ku. The intricate geometric design finds their way into the hands of skillful weavers and makes it to the market as beautiful sarees. Earlier only sarees were woven of Ikat but now dress…

A Roli Books initiative, CMYK is a first of its kind concept bookstore in the country. The focus at CMYK is on books dedicated to art and design from award winning publishers such as Phaidon, Thames & Hudson, Laurence King, Antique Collector’s Club, Tate Museum, British Museum, Abrams, Skira, Braun, and many more.  Subjects covered in the 20,000+ titles available are art, design, photography, architecture, jewelry, travel, lifestyle, specialty cookbooks, fashion, gardening, and a select collection of fiction,…

Why Lord Krishna Wears peacock feather on this head ? When one day Krishna woke first from a rest in the forest with his cowherd friends, he decided to wake everyone and call the cows grazing at a distance by playing his flute. When Krishna blew the nectar of his lips into the flute, a melodious raga with a slow rhythm and a deep base emerged from its end. This wonderful vibration enchanted the peacocks…

Amrapali is my favorite Indian jewellery brand. I wore Amrapali on my wedding and I have been buying it since I started earning :) They are traditional , chic and modern and everything that a modern Indian jewellery brand should be all about. Celebrities all over the world have endorsed them through years , yes they retail through Harrods as well , but what makes them stand out and timeless is how they constantly re-invent…