Hi! I’m Shinjini

Better known online as Modern Gypsy.

I’m a passionate artist, prolific writer, voracious reader, and seeker of soul.

I believe in the mysteries of the Universe, in the power of an intention...in crystals and Tarot and Oracles...

I believe in the transformative power of stories and the healing power of art and creativity.

I believe that writing is medicine – as a long time journal keeper, I have experienced the positive impact that focused writing has had on my life. I also know that art is therapy – creating a new piece of art {be it a painting, a photograph, or digital artistry} fires me up and soothes my soul!

I am a firm believer in the Tarot – it is a powerful tool for self-development, soulful guidance and deep inner work. Add in some crystal magic and intentional rituals, and you’ve got gold!

Combined, all of this is pure magic.

And I’m passionate about sharing this magic with YOU!

I took the first step in this direction by gifting my art journaling ebook to my lovely newsletter subscribers. Now, I’m in the process of creating an extensive journaling ecourse filled with the tools and resources that helped me unlock my creativity and wake up to my passions, which I hope to launch in 2017.

I also offer professional Tarot readings to help you gain better clarity on the issues that are close to your heart, to see the energies surrounding that issue and to help you understand what you can do to move things along. I also do a free oracle reading every Saturday on my Facebook page, I’d love to see you there!

Want to know even more about me? Read Where I’m From.

About this site

I started this blog at the tail end of 2006. Over the years, it has evolved from a public log of sorts to a reflection of my interests and passions. I really don’t believe in being tied down to any particular niche. I’m a multi-dimensional person with varied interests and viewpoints, so how can my online space be single-dimensional? Given the wide variety of things I write about, here’s a little index of sorts to help you navigate through the site.

Everything related to art and art journaling, including thoughts on creativity, my artistic journey, and pages from my art journals

Look through my lens – photographs and digital artistry, combined with a bit of storytelling or ruminations.

Connect with soul – find out all about the Tarot and journaling, immerse yourself in some thought provoking, soulful articles, and find some of my favorite meditation videos and inspirational speeches.

Go through my travel diaries and travel postcards – perfect for armchair travelling or for planning your next vacation!

Browse through my bookshelf to find your next read – all the books I’ve read are rated on a scale of 1–4, and you’ll find links there to all of the books I’ve reviewed.

Essays on a range of topics – from women’s issues and my thoughts on living a childfree life, to social media, ideology and more.

So why don't you grab a cup of coffee, make yourself comfortable, and immerse yourself in my world for a while?

I'm so glad you found your way here!




  1. Hi
    We are writing to you on behalf of Yahoo! India. We came across your blog and would be keen to discuss a new online program!
    This is about a new micro blogging concept launched by Yahoo! India recently.
    The idea is to connect with you and get your perspective. We would like to send you a media kit for the same, which will include some swags and information collaterals.
    It would be great if you share with us your email address and number, so that we can contact you and share more details.
    Many Thanks
    Madhup Arora

  2. Please consider making your content about Nawalgarh, e.g., photos, available for posting on the Nawalgarh Wikipedia page. Let us discuss…

  3. I’ve been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting articles like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.

  4. Hello,

    I’ve been reading your blog and absolutely love it. I was wondering if you’d be interested in reviewing books from Random House India?
    Looking fwd to hearing from you, please mail me at rukunk@randomhouse.co.in


  5. Hi,
    I stumbled across your blog and really enjoyed your reviews. I am a publisher (2 novels published) in search of identity and would feel privileged to get reviewed by you.
    I will be happy to send a copy to you (soft copy or hard copy. Whichever you feel convenient enough). Let me know if you are interested.
    I’d love to hear back from you. You may contact me at mallam.nareshgoud@gmail.com

    Best Regards,

  6. Good Morning, I’m Krista, part of your new SITS Tribe. I’m so glad I got put into a group with you, your blog is beautiful, and I love your writing an outlook on life. I look forward to getting to know you!

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