My friend, just back from a Hindu spiritual journey in Mount Abu in Rajashtan visited with me in the office one afternoon. She knew about my fascination about Indian culture. She did not comprehend the extent of my entanglement until I showed her how, with the help of a photographer friend Ricky, I tried to create and fashion myself into an Indian woman complete with the saree, pallu and accessories including the tikka. The make-up however was incomplete because at the time of the shoot, I did not know where to buy the kajal, the black eyeliner used mostly by Indian women.