GRATITUDE at Pondicherry is a home and a place of retreat for the owner, Jyoti Cariappa Saikia and for me, Kakoli, her friend and work partner.
We have opened it up for like minded people who will appreciate the beauty and the quietness of this French colonial heritage house in Pondicherry , India.
Pondicherry retains the ambience of the French, Creole and Tamil past in its architecture, food & cultural heritage. The house has been restored lovingly over a period of three years in collaboration with Intach, who specialise in restoring historical and heritage sites through out India.
What brought us together as friends and as work partners was our common aspiration to create beauty and harmony around us. We chose to make Pondicherry our home because of its strong spiritual base and the wonderfully rich global community around us. With backgrounds in textile and design, both of us decided to make these lovely homes our canvas and share it with like-minded people. Its been a great journey so far and while Jyoti continues to divide time between Delhi (where she works) and Pondicherry, I am now a true "Pondicherrian"...if there is such a word.