Saturday, October 29, 2011

Diwali Greetings

Happy Diwali!!
Made this e-card for Diwali this year! 

In past few months, the magnitude of my blogging has reduced enormously :( and I am not liking it! May be it is the post wedding effect of being busy with added responsibilities, which I am sort of liking :) !!
Well well, it was my first Diwali with all new specialties celebrated in Nashik, but I missed my home town Solapur very much! Missed doing the rangoli on a tiny tile, missed my lil niece and nephew, missed the pooja and pan-supari, missed the family gatherings, missed my friends over an ice-cream and missed every bit of the Diwali in Solapur! 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Abba | Happy Dasara

 My dearest abba (grandpa) turned 80 today!! A very Happy birthday to him!
(last years snap with abba, mom dad and brother:)

 and wishes for Dasara! (Saraswati pooja @ home today:)
May the good triumph over the evil!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Khadi Stamp

Im not a stamp collector who keeps track of the new and upcoming stamps in the philatelic bureau, but my friend DJ is one! Few months back she told me about the Mahatma Gandhi stamp which is printed on Khadi, and the very presence of textile in it interested me to posses one! Khadi is a new material for the philatelics and is indeed a wonderful one! This stamp was released in Feb 2011 in Delhi and with kind efforts we bought it from the philatelic bureau in Mumbai in June 2011. Dj has written a post about it here. 

Today, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, I thought of sharing this proud possession on my blog!
All images are from the miniature sheet of the stamp. Several details of the stamp can be google-d!        
"The 'Khadi spirit' means fellow-feeling with every human being on earth. It means a complete renuncia of everything that is likely to harm our fellow creatures, and if we but cultivate that spirit amongst the millions of our countrymen, what a land this India of ours would be!" 
- MahatmaGandhi
Young India, 22-9-1927
This and many more rich thoughts of Gandhi on Khadi are in his  book "Khadi, why and how"

This also reminds me that its time to buy some nice khadi from the Khadi Bhandar :) 

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Miracles do not happen overnight. They take a little longer...!
First sketch using my new Wacom Intuos4 tablet :)