As well as being a passionate writer and journalist, I am also a passionate artist – it is one of the places where I feel the most peace. Here you can find posts about my artwork and the stories behind them, as well as reviews on products that I use to create my work.


Not Just the ‘Mehndi-Waali’

Not Just the ‘Mehndi-Waali’

There is a problem in South Asian communities – even among South Asians born and brought up in western 21st century Britain. That problem is one of superiority and one that as a professional henna artist I have experienced first hand one too many times.   Back in...

“Be who you truly are” | Art & Words

“Be who you truly are” | Art & Words

It sounds so simple doesn't it? "Be who you truly are". But being who you truly are - although the answer to life's most persistently asked questions - is quite possibly one of the most difficult things to do. It means unlearning and unconditioning yourself from every...

‘Winter Sun’ Mandala Stone

‘Winter Sun’ Mandala Stone

Some of the beaches here in Mauritius are strewn with these gorgeous, smooth, round stones making them ideal to be painted or decorated – although finding the perfect beach and the perfect stone isn’t really the easiest task in the world, I’m not gonna lie. I created...

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