This is honestly my favorite South Asian aesthetic, the simple Bengali sari with some red and white combo and a large red bindi. I’m gonna do this. Later. After finals. So excited!
(If I see any white girls reblogging this and removing my caption and replacing it with some “bohemian” shit I stg I will find your home address. And leave the rest to your imagination.)
(I know there are stereotypes about Bengali women being tigresses and I am not afraid to absolutely live up to those stereotypes don’t try me)
Piece I worked on a few nights ago. I had shared it on my Instagram (p.peony.y) & facebook but forgot to share it on here.
It is my take on of the paintings by one of my favorite artist Abdur Rahman C. I hope it doesn’t look like I butchered it 😜 !! I had lots of fun working on it & took me 8+ hours to complete. It is currently for sale, message me if interested. I plan on doing a few more pieces inspired by Mr. Chughtai 😌
Watercolor, ink, colored pencils, pastel, gel pen ✒️✏️🎨
Hidden down the backstreets in the town of Amer near the famous Amber Fort, this Step Well is one of the most well known in India. In Summer, local families use it as a swimming hole to escape the heat.
Big, huge, eternal thanks to @phati-sari, who has always inspired me with her beautiful writing, encouraged me to scribble whenever I’ve expressed an idea (however inane), and is first reader of everything I write. This would be an incoherent comma-ridden mess if not for you. I love you! <3
Without further ado, here’s “Ablaze.” I hope you like it!
Once again, she was in his arms.
This happened at an alarming rate lately, if the two of them were in a space together.
She’d been swirling around him like the hurricane she was, chattering animatedly, in one minute and the next, she’d tripped on air. And into his arms.
As she crashed into him, he fell back, balancing them against a serendipitously placed chair.
The world around him dimmed as his focus reduced to just the two of them.
Jal Mahal (meaning “Water Palace”) is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. Built in Red Sandstone, the palace has 5 floors, 4 of which are below the waters surface. Not much is known about the history of this now abandoned palace, though it is presumed to be 300 years old, and was used for royal picnics and duck hunting.
It has been closed to the public for decades, but restoration works are underway to hopefully allow visitors access to the building in future.
Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges Delta, by the Bay of Bengal. This island, is a place of Hindu pilgrimage. Every year on the 14th of January, hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer prayers (puja) in the Kapil Muni Temple