Monday, June 20, 2011

MP Ajab hai...

I love this TV commercial of MP Tourism. Brilliantly made, isn't it?!
MP is one of the states I haven't visited yet; but will soon plan for it!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

{Happy Weekend}

I would love to spend a beautiful weekend on a romantic tree house!
What about you?
A tree house at Ialong in Meghalaya
PS: My tales about Meghalaya haven't ended yet :P

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tynrong :: Pineapple Fiber Craft

Tynrong! I like the name! Isn't it a striking one?!! A small village about 29 km from Cherrapunjee. 25 km of drive and the rest is a 1.5 hour of walk steep down hill. Next day it takes about 2.5 hours to walk back up and then legs are completely out of order! You walk like a duck for next 48 hours. (This is what happened to me :) It is a beautiful village on the hilly slopes nearing Bangladesh border with areca and orange trees allover.
Apart from areca nuts and oranges, Tynrong is known for pineapple fiber craft. Fiber is extracted from pineapple leaves then it is dried, sometimes dyed, twisted and knotted to make beautiful products like doilies, coasters, bottle bags, mobile bags etc.
With the craftspeople, I explored the pineapple fiber with some colored beads beads, knots and shapes and tried to make some hand knotted and beaded jewellery. Here are few pictures of the same...
I'm looking forward to develop more exciting stuff...
Would love to have your views and comments over the same.

Concept: Aarti Badamikar | Photograph: Arunima Singh | Model: Soumya Menon
Acknowledments: Peter Marbaniang, Eson Rymmai, Balbara, Pyndaphun Pde and Yake.

A wallpaper Wednesday of pineapple fiber here..

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wallpaper Wednesday

Downloadable Pantone wallpapers...
Click on the image for the link to choose a favorite color color chip for your iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dear Meghalaya, from Gujarat

Dear Meghalaya,

It's not many days that Aarti has been away from your country of clouds, and she is already missing them! May be she badly needs them! Within fifteen days she has come from extremes of 14 degree to 43 degree Celsius of atmospheric temperature. Clouds have arrived on the Mumbai horizon and all of Aarti's friends are happy and she is waiting for her part of happiness.
Kindly arrange loads and loads of clouds for her in Ahmedabad, as you have them in abundance.
Thanking you...

With Regards,

PS: Issued in interest and concern of all the Amdavadi public.

A panorama of clouds on the way to Nongriat in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.