keep going


Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.

– Andy Warhol


selfies matter


Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself – what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.

– Warsan Shire

Image- Me, my grandmother’s vast verandah and happy weather. 

even- keeled


– 12 Years A Slave actor Lupita Nyong’o recalls her father’s unique brand of encouragement- “…this was his way of saying that I did well, but also jokingly reminding me that there is always room for improvement. It’s about not congratulating yourself too much or berating yourself either.”

the essential internet/ 35


Why ‘Hope you are doing well’ is a terrible way to begin a work email, and what you should write instead

The 18 behaviors of emotionally intelligent people

Why the truly rich are no longer interested in flashy displays of wealth

How costumes signal their own significance in Game Of Thrones (also a lesson in ‘costume casting’ for beauty and fashion brands)

Death and mortality aren’t often the subject of songs, but when they are, it’s magical. (Don’t forget to switch on the subtitles)

Image- Indira Varma as Maya in Kamasutra. Now known for her role as Ellaria Sand of Dorne in Game Of Thrones, her spectacular beauty lights up the screen. I love how her makeup ethic hasn’t changed over the years- natural hair and brows, kajal-rimmed eyes, lips that subtly signal kissability.