It is not outside. It’s within. Not so clean and clear on the surface. But as more time is spent thinking and staring within, it starts to become clear. Like vaccum cleaner spick and span. The good part is one can only see within self and show or hide the findings based on your audience type. Unfortunate part is that the audience may have dust-loaded mirrors of their own. So they see you and not themselves. That’s when games begin and playfulness gets lost.

And that’s where, The Purple Frog thinks, creating helps.

Let’s create and play a bit with mirrors. The ones on the outside, in front of which you can make faces, act funny, sexy, or even go all voyeuristic. Lol.

Mirrors are a great way of doing up a space. Apart from adding that fourth dimension, playing with the frame makes it a non-expensive way of adding character to any place that has a bit of your heart in it.

Here are a few pics of a lovely resort in Masai Mara that used mirrors with a touch of tribal. I think, it’s exoticaaaaaa

The Purple Frog | Mara Serena Safari Lodge Mirrors

Someday, The Purple Frog will bring beauty from Africa. That continent is fascinating. They are BIG on art and DIY. Their hands are magical.

Can’t resist telling this one awesome thing about them…Their signboards talk in the language of latitudes and longitudes. And I had my moment with my favourite latitude, Equator. And I walked that line too, so many times. Lol.

The Purple Frog| Nanyuki Kenya Equator

Thing this Week

Mirror Mosaic for the first time on a tiny glass bottle

Realisation: Mosaic is a beautiful, simple-sounding, hard-to-pull-off art form. Hats off to those who do it for a living. Not a great job here. But then, experimentation shouldn’t just be a word. The Purple Frog is trying to get an expert to tell us the tricks of mosaic. Keep watching this space!


The Purple Frog | Mosaic Mirror Bottle

When this work was happening, Forrest Gump and Active Javed Akhtar were taking turns with their words in the background. Lol. Both are sweethearts with such a clear mirror within…

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Authentically Yours

Dogs don’t talk. Not a revelation. I know. However, it is the easiest to communicate to them. It’s the purity of even a minute of interaction that makes you belong to them. That innate truthfulness, that instant real reaction makes you fall for them.
They are Authentically Yours and with the number of times they approach you in a day, so hoping to be Frequently Yours.

So ‘authentic’ is the experience that is most beloved to The Purple Frog. Unadulterated. How we would have done it if we were the first humans. lol. That’s such a thrilling thought.

So for the untimely sweet cravings, try authentic. MAKE something in your own kitchen. I found my solution in these Besan Ke Ladoo with just three lead ingredients and two tablespoons milk. Authentic to the core, no angrezi raisins or dry fruits. Just Besan, Sugar and Desi Ghee.
Find your solution and stuff it in the fridge. Also, do The Purple Frog a favour, if it’s YOUR craving, cater to it yourself! Don’t ask the perfected-at-the-art-of-cooking-hands to do it for you. DIY.

Although sweets are not good for dogs, I think a bite or two won’t harm. I gave him some tidbits and his reaction is right here on a coaster dedicated to him!

The Purple Frog | Besan Ke Ladoo Authentically Yours

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The Real She Skin

A lot of my guy friends wonder how French women love so freely and why Indian women have so little to offer without getting preachy…lol

Well, I don’t blame the men. I don’t blame the girls either. I want to blame…hmmm…as usual the SYSTEM.  And also our hurry to change the SYSTEM.

The arrival of Tinder and many such apps has happened in the last 2-3 years and we already have stereotypes and a huge need to describe and define the Tinder experiences. Tag the type of men and tag the type of women who come there and tag what they say, tag what they want, tag, tag, tag.

As if there were so many options to have encounters before Tinder in our SYSTEM. And as if, we have to achieve some goal through something all the time.

The meeting through the very ‘purpose-oriented’ online life partner search portals comes with a shelf life and a pretty much subconsciously ‘pre-defined’ system for how it must go, the process thereafter and so on.
And now we are doing the same thing to Tinder and similar such apps. Defining what it is or what it must become?
Those portals involved families at some level, so we had different sets of actions and expectations.

These portals are secretive and personal so we have different sets of actions and expectations.

So if a girl didn’t want to have fun, then why did she put such a tempting picture? If a guy does excess compliments on day one, how desperate he must be, what a creep? OMG, she looks like a Land Whale. OMG, he is so fugly & fake. And then there is the final one. Here to meet someone interesting. Mate with someone interesting. Date someone interesting. Interesting, interesting, interesting. What the hell is interesting? If you want entertainment, watch TV, hang out with people if you are interesting at all to have a few in your life. Strangers come with strangeness not some spontaneous, stand-up comedy or talk show skills.

@ Girls
Guys don’t know how to get Indian women to have fun. How to get her to be in her own skin…they don’t know when will she get all feminist. When will she get offended or hurt. When will she want to get married. May be fake talks of love and marriage will get her in her true skin…so on and so forth.
So they go all the way out to show they know how to love or they are very interesting or they are well-settled. Desperate times call for desperate measures. So be easy with them. If possible, playful. And ya those married ones, pity them or they may know more than the single ones. Lol

@ Guys
Most girls were told in subtle as well as lurid ways to not have anything called the true skin. True love is for the innocent, says Bollywood unabashedly. Lol. And the Real She Skin often out-rightly makes you fall in the cunning, conniving or even naïve compartments. Who wants to deal with all of that? So the girls are either hiding it or are not even aware of it. Those who bare it like the Shakiras and the Beyonces have the Gerard Piques and Jay Zs of the world around them. Jay Z has been TIME human of the year type of thing since forever now.

So if you can’t get her, you were either timid yourself or too bold to pass as cold…Let luck be on your side next time. Lol. And ya for you all too, those married ones, pity them or they may know more than the single ones.

Well, the good news for all of us is that now there is a Tinder and more such purposeless streets in the online world where people bare their hearts, minds, even bodies and are trying to wander freely to kill time or find something. Who knows? However, I do think those streets are not for all of us. If we cannot handle without hope or judgment another free spirited human around us, we must avoid visiting.

Oops…I got preachy too.

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