Can somebody please tell me what happened on Sept 7th? - I want to know it all.
Between now & then, I have tried to recollect the experience of "MAHAMAYA" many times but the memories are still hazy. Everything happened so fast on that day, that even before I could savor and cherish those moments it was all over. It was only when Karthika sent me these beautiful pictures of the event, I started reliving those moments again - those few hours of chaos and curiosity started to become a little clear and the flashback is beautiful I think.
Overwhelmed by the love & support of my friends, I remember being very happy and in my element that day. Amidst the clothes & jewelry that I loved, classical music that I grew up listening to and the food that I craved for, my beautifully decorated home was the hub of "Sambrama", meaning celebration. I could tell that it was one of those creatively fulfilling days of my life in the recent times and I thank each one of you for that.
Saraswathi Ranganathan & her students ( Anuttama Raghu, Deepa Ram & Malini) - Ensemble of Ragas
Shailaja Iyer & Akhil - Shruthi Laya
Karthika Gupta - Photography, Memorable jaunts.
Sankeerthi Aipanjiguly - Rabbit out of the hat.
Shubhi Jindal & Anu Rajan - Presenters.
Supal Modi for her delicious "Khanda Poha".
I take this opportunity to thank each one of you for being there for me directly or indirectly. Without you, Mahamaya wouldn't have been the event that it was!
Mahamaya was a small effort from my side to curate & style the looms that I loved and believed in. My recent 3 month stay in India had gotten me creatively involved with a lot of weavers, resulting in an ensemble collection of diligently handpicked saris and vintage silver jhumkas. I hope you will enjoy taking this visual ride with me and be a part of the celebration "Mahamaya" - Celebration of you & I.
"Illusion meets desire, desire entwines with passion, dream and compassion to form a supreme feminine force called "Mahamaya", the mother of all names and forms"!