Hailing from Jodhpur a.k.a. “The Blue City” in the state of Rajasthan, India, I grew up in a neighbourhood surrounded with impressions echoing the Hindu, Islamic and Colonial architecture. It was impossible to ignore the frescoes, carved scallops, ornate sculptures, lattice and paintings starring me in the face. Jharokhas (stone windows), Chhatris (elevated pavilions), baolis (stepwells), Havelis (mansions), jaalis (latticed screens) and spacious patios were my silent companions while flying kites, skating, playing lacrosse and climbing trees.
Over a period of time, I became aware of the various textures, hues and shapes that were all mine to explore. With my passion for Decor, I set out to learn this art of expression armed with initiative, talent and a desire for excellence. These childhood impressions found expression in designing, arranging, shaping and styling products using glass, wood, metal, beads and fabric.
As I developed concepts and worked closely with artisans revising varied Home & Garden products, I realized that it satisfied my creative core and slaked my thirst for perfection. Soon, I started exploring platforms to display my artifacts. I found the market inadequate in terms of outdoor home and garden products and this led me to conceptualize and float “EarthGarden”.
Even after 25 years of work behind me, nothing gives me more JOY than watching my “pieces” silently decorate people’s homes and speakingly beautify their lives!!!