THE NANI


“My mother’s mother, my grandmother, was an exceptional woman and one of my greatest influences. She was exuberant, excessive and an absolute maximalist. She was never without her potli, a draw string pouch lined with a delicious pomegranate pink velvet. We spent the sweltering summer holidays together, and I remember her dipping into her handbag to buy us all kind of treats—ice-lollies, turmeric laced popcorn and matinee movies at the cinema.”

A TALE OF TWO GRANDMOTHERS


“Both my grandmothers had a profound influence on me. They were the antithesis of each other but were both strong in their resolve and sense of self. Contradictory but exceptional women. One taught me the power of minimalism and the other showed me the dynamism of maximalism.”