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Some things about this city are blaring and obvious: the poverty, the crowds, the sights and smells and colours and markets overflowing with fish. But some parts are so understated. How this morning I woke up in middle-class Mahim and sat on my balcony eating sweet lime, and then I got on a massive train that was reserved for women only and travelled past slums and naked children playing on the tracks while I sat inside knitting and racing past the world. Then I got off the train in South Bombay and found myself strolling along wide sidewalks past cricket players in staunch white uniforms and elaborate colonial mansions sheltered by towering palm trees.

I asked her: why India? What is it that keeps bringing her back here? She told me that India calls to her, something in it moves her - the extremes, the contradictions. She says it gives her life. 

Bombay Aesthetic is a series of photographs depicting a collection of hand-dyed and hand-knit fabrics sourced and produced in Mumbai, India. The wool is dyed using traditional powders used in Hindu religious and cultural rituals. All fabrics were handknit by the artist.

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