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I know you will want to get up and dance to this music but please only after you finish reading this post :) Great choice Ramona definitely a refreshing change for the blog. Forty Red Bangles refers to the wedding chura which is traditionally worn by brides for 40 days after their marriage.  “For me it signified a turning point in my life and hence became the name of my business.  Now we refer to…

Before we begin the  post , here is some Pandit Jasraj to be played along with the post. You would probably see decorative trays and boxes in a lot of decor stores and malls. What follows is something special , because this  not just handmade , it has like all our designers  put its heart and soul in it .   Meet Molly  our very special and lovely  “Decouper Artist”. She  designs and makes  decoupaged…

 There are brands with sequined juttis , leather shoes , pumps , summer sandles , boots  and then there is a brand which stands out with their beautifully designed block printed juttis and bags. Meet Monika – Chief of Everything at Mouve but first her choice of music.   Monika spent a long time in thinking of a  label name to which she could connect her entire life. Therefore came up with a word ‘MOUVE’…

This is something new on the blog. I have never covered a house which is based on Green Architecture . Its Indian , its beautiful , its breathtaking, its natural and ecofriendly  in so many ways. It is based on the 5R concept – Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and Respect. Perhaps we use the same concepts to lead our lives too ? All these five elements come across beautifully in Vinay and Shrutali’s beautiful home.…

First the music . Thanks Chaitanya for letting me choose something of my choice. Hope you guys like it. ‘Paaduks’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Paadukas’ which is the name of India’s oldest, most quintessential footwear. ‘Paada’ means foot in Sanskrit and ‘Paaduks’ essentially means footwear. Jay, Jothsna and Jidnyasa are engineering graduates who set about to do something different. In 2013, Jay and Jothsna came across a news article about an American who used…

For all the women readers who read my blog and send me your love through your comments or just cherish one post or maybe just the music that played with a post- I will not wish you a happy woman’s day or week. I do wish for you and myself that you respect and love yourself more than anyone else does. I wish that you follow your dreams and chase what your heart desires. I…

I received an email from Vinayak when he heard about my Jaipur trip from a common friend. Vinayak along with his partner Rameshwari founded Cotton Rack over a year ago . They both had worked with brands like Fab India, ColorPlus etc before they decided that they wanted to reinvent Khadi garments in a more modern way. Vinayak is a lovely host and can talk for hours :) He enlightened me a bit about the state of Khadi in the…

Kerala Tourism is organizing a blogger competition where it will pick up some travel and lifestyle bloggers to travel Kerala and blog about God’s own country. I think its a wonderful opportunity for Peacocks in the Rain to blog live about the artisans , crafts and designers in Kerala . If you could vote for me at the following link it will just about increase my chance to bring the arts and crafts of Kerala…

So we took a bit of a break during Diwali. If you follow me on Instagram you know what I have been upto :) After deciding to skip the Delhi pollution during Diwali , family and I ended up in BHaratpur Bird Sanctuary to meet our winged friends specially those who visit us at this time of the year from their colder homelands. It was a lovely relaxing trip and stayed at a beautiful property called The…

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” and this inspires me everyday. ” – Rumi Anjali and I have soo many things in common , we studied the same courses in University , went to the same University but different colleges :) , worked in same companies and are totally in love with Indian design , textile and Art.  When she wrote…