The Right Brush

Happy Disclaimer: The mention of face as canvas comes out of the thought process of my bridal makeup artist (around 3 years back), hence, ‘The Right Brush’ is not original.

How important is the right kind of brush for any kind of painting? Only the painter would know, the sleek one for eyes, the bigger one for a bigger canvas or sometimes none. How about taking your face as canvas, neither am I an artist nor a painter. Just trying to look from an artist’s eyes. How does she/he look at you? What goes on  in her mind when she looks at you/lays her eyes on you for the first time? It’s all about making every facial feature more talkative, more expressive. How she can give life to those surreal eyes, how can she pull every object out there to it’s admiration. How can she carve those cheeks into the most striking feature?

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Accidental ‘Self Discovery’

VogueRadar by Kakul Singh

Have we ever wondered what if Sachin Tendulkar never tried his hands at cricket or Amitabh Bachchan never thought that acting was his cup of tea or say Shakespeare had taken up cooking? Had not this discovery of their own happened, of this one part of themselves? Wonder then whether we would even know the names of the most illustrious personalities today or not, names that would be sung by generations to come. With the belief that there are as many as homo sapiens as the number of stars in the sky and the equivalent amount of talent. Further poking and pinching the thought, I stop to ponder, how many of us actually try/ fail to discover what is “it “ that we have. A very popular saying “The best of the talents are found in the graveyard, coz their lies the true untapped potential of human mind.” Continue Reading

Rewind to Classics – The ‘new’ Vintage

‘Time’ as a term can never be a stand alone expression. It has to have a tense associated with it. Those were the times, in today’s time, in times to come. It is also quite intriguing how when the same used in Hindi/ Urdu, stands untouched – ‘guzra hua waqt’ , ‘ane wala waqt’. Also, reminisces me of the saying that, no matter how expensive the watch, the time is going to remain the same. Yes, it’s true. But the moment you see/ touch a very old watch you feel rewinded for the moment. That is sheer quality of a vintage/ classic piece owing to the time it belongs to and a sentimental value attached to it. Continue Reading

Office washroom- “The Saviour” dressing room

  Office washroom – “The Saviour” dressing room

Delhi from a bird’s eye view looks like an octopus, it’s different arms being trapped in the clutches of population, pollution, traffic, politics, etc. And while we all may be ignorant of all these, any one of them can be a burning issue when a woman has to get dressed for a wedding and the venue is 30kms from office. She doesn’t want to spend those unnecessary bucks at parlour too. We metropolitan women, I guess are becoming too pragmatic.
Had one wedding to attend of similar format. Shortage of time and facilities, office space comes as the only rescue. Yes, I got dressed in my pretty decent office washroom. And I am not one bit upset about it. It saved me time, money and most important my energy. Continue Reading