Thursday, 18 April 2019

Book Haul: Books of March 2019.


Hello! 
Time to throw it back to some glorious books I bought in the month of March. 
March overall was a good month, book wise and other wise. I read a ton of good books and even bought a handful of great books. 
I've already shared my Faber Stories book haul before, these are the other books I picked up, all of them Indian books. 
Some Chughtai. 
Some true crime. 
A memoir. 
A text in translation.
A masala read. 
A good mix! 

Let's see some of the beauties I've added to my shelves lately. 


Chughtai has been one of my absolute favourites for years now. I first read her when I was 14 and she blew my mind. So far though, I've only read her short stories. So when I saw some of her full length novels had been translated, I jumped on it. There are a few more I'd like to eventually get my hands on. But these two are a good place to start. Both of these are set in the Bollywood of the 40s and 50s and I can't wait to get to these. 


This looks so much like Guru Dutt and Nadira.
Doesn't it? 



If you haven't read Chughtai before, please do. Start with her iconic short stories. They are brilliant.



I am a huge, huge fan of the show, so I just couldn't resist this book. 


I had been meaning to read this little book for a while now, finally got my hands on it and picked it up and read it. 





BOOKS BOUGHT/// 

1. A Very Strange Man by Ismat Chughtai 

2. Masooma by " 

3. Crime Patrol by Annup Sonii and Oswald Pereira 

4. The Music of Solitude by Krishna Sobti 

5. Aftertaste by Namita Devidayal 

6. Small Acts of Freedom by Gurmehar Kaur 


Saturday, 13 April 2019

Vignettes/// Spring has Sprung 2019.






Spring in all her glory. 
Flowers everywhere you look. 
Iced drinks. 
Greenery. 
New leaves. 

All good things! 

Friday, 12 April 2019

Jewellery Haul: Earrings and Rings from Vastriyan by Bidisha Biswas Sarkar.


Hello! 

Today I want to share the cutest little jewellery with you from Vastriyan. 
I spotted Vastiryan's jewellery on Instagram at some point last year and I kept seeing her beautiful designs and wanting some of my own. I finally got a few pieces of from her back in February and I am so in love with everything I got from her. 
First up, everything is so well made and flawless and the quality is exceptional. 
And obviously, everything is super stunning, from the jewellery itself to even the way in which it was packaged. 
:) 




Look at this embroidered pair of studs.  I love how the colours pop against the black. 
So pretty. 


These tiny lotus earrings with ghunghroos are perfect to wear when you don't want to wear something huge on your ears. 


I also got these two embroidered rings. 
So gorgeous. 
These are adjustable and light weight and so lovely. 




I wore the bigger earring on my birthday, a lovely mix of painting and crochet and ghunghroo
They sit very comfortably on the ears but they are a tiny bit heavy, so perhaps not meant to wear all day long. I wore them for 6-7 hours and then switched to a lighter pair. So gorgeous though. 


So lovely! 
Do check out Bidisha's work on her Instagram, DM her to order. 
Check her out here. 



She also sent me bookmark as a thank you note! 
So gorgeous.