Swap-bot Time: August 7, 2022 7:08 pm


Date Joined: July 26, 2021
Last Online: August 7, 2022
Birthday: March 23
Country: India


Writing it on 28th June, 2022

For swap partners old and new,

I lost my phone two weeks back and along with it a lot of my photos which weren't backed up on any account or device. Along with that, a whole folder of outgoing swap proofs vanished. Thus, I am going through old swaps which were not resolved. You might receive a message from me for a resend or I would be re-sending a forgotten swap which didn't reach you.

Timeline of these swaps - Sept 2021 till now.

About Me

Hello everyone! I am a college professor who likes to journal, craft, and send letters to friends and pen pals.

A little about the name itself - The Aesthetic Listless Project - for the past few years I've immersed myself completely into work and could not find anytime to devote to what I loved the best. A lot of introspection went into it and I finally decided to delve into this much beloved world of art and craft after what seems like ages. So this is an attempt to get out of that 'listless' state through the craft way. You can connect with me on Instagram as well (same handle).

I have been snailmailing for over two decades but nothing fancy to be honest. Just your usual long correspondence. I love crafting as well but have never mixed these two until this year. I was introduced to swap-bot by a very dear person this year and it has been a pleasant surprise to see this lovely community tucked in this virtual space.

Books, TV Shows and Music

Reader Life: I love to read contemporary literary fiction, postmodern fiction, magic realism, contemporary Indian Writing in English and the likes. That does not mean that I don't read other genres. I am also a fan of manga and try to read what is available.

Some of my favorite writers: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kurt Vonnegut, Haruki Murakami, Margaret Atwood, Jerry Pinto, Amitav Ghosh, Jhumpa Lahiri, Arundhati Roy among others.

Book recommendations (even if they are not what I've mentioned here) are more than welcome.

TV Addict Life: I watch a lot of TV shows from across the world and reading subtitles has now become a voluntary habit. I do love the classic British Detective shows and Korean Dramas. If you are someone who likes these then please feel free to send me recommendations. I am always up for those.

Music is Life: I love to listen to all types of music but if I have to see the stats then I believe pop and indie-pop rule my playlist. I also love the contemporary musicians and composers such as Ludovico Einaudi, Howard Shore, Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer and many more.

SEND ME MUSIC RECOMMENDATIONS!!! I am always up to explore music across languages and have no issues to learn about new music. I do love K-pop as well.

Favorite Crafts

I love all things vintage, botanical and floral and hence you will find that aesthetics all around me and in my crafts. I love following YouTube craft tutorials and try new crafts for my penpals and snailmail buddies.

I have become a fan of ATCs (which I discovered here) and try to participate in those actively.

I love zines. I would love to receive them if you have made one and would like to share.

Likes/Wishlist and Dislikes

Likes/Wishlist: It might not be a requirement for most swaps but please do write/send a letter with the mail - a bit about yourself and perhaps the creative process behind that swap.

I love all the pastel shades and have a specific interest in all the soft shades of brown and green. I like to collect postcards, stamps and stickers and would be easily swayed by flipbooks, ephemera and washi tapes.

For crafty mails - I'm looking forward to: Botanical stickers/ephemera, Vintage washi rolls/samples, Floral washi rolls/samples, Yarn samples

Handmade stuff: tags, pockets, flipbooks, ATCs, zines, poetry, story

Dislikes: I am not a fan of puffy stickers or emoji goodies and try to avoid glitter at all costs.


NOTE: Mail from India is taking over two months or more. Please wait a little longer. If it's still not there at your end then please let me know. I do take pictures of what I send and the stamped envelope as well and can provide proof for the same. If you haven't received yours till now then please PM here or DM me on Instagram as that would be the fastest way to connect with me.

Loving this community and the swaps and groups over here.

Have a lovely day!


lefroggy rated for AMA: Postcard Plus Art Prompt on Aug 5, 2022
Comment: I liked this post card, the doodle is cute 🥰 thank you
carol rated for BLC: Big Jubilee Read 4 on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: Beautifully written, thoughtful reviews of two really great books! Love this swap!
MelissaLB rated for BLC: Big Jubilee Read 4 on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the interesting review of both books. You gave me much to think about. I have not read either book but it makes me want to give them a try perhaps. I appreciated how you discussed how they apply today and how the events aren't that far in the past.
KathleenHope rated for HMPC: Botanical love - July on Jul 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely handmade postcard.
Response: Thank you so much for your rating and the heart.
Artteacherjen rated for AAA: Sender's Choice x2 June on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you! These are my first ATCs from India!!
Response: I hope they add value to your collection. Thank you for being so generous with the heart and the rating. Happy swapping!
explore rated for AtB: Postcrossing Lovers on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your postcard from India.
Response: Thanks for the rating.
ChrisAnne rated for ESG: What do you MEME? on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: I love the "disgruntled pelican." I may use that on people when they are acting like an idiot.
Response: Haha! Moira memes are the best! Thank you for the heart and the rating! Happy swapping.
itsnobody rated for ESG: What do you MEME? on Jul 24, 2022
Comment: Oh God I forgot about this episode with Joey. Now I get it so much
Response: Lol! That episode had me in splits. When I had first watched it, I was far away from my thirties and wondering whether I would feel the same eventually. Oh well, Joey! You got me for sure. It's relatable! Thank you for the heart and the rating. Happy swapping!
HappyMom rated for ESG: What do you MEME? on Jul 24, 2022
Comment: Oh wow - I can relate to every meme you shared! Thanks for the laughs!
Response: Thank you so much. I saw your meme mail as well and I can't deny how well these memes shape our collective memory of these times. Every thing it relatable. Thank you for sharing it and the generous heart and rating. Take care and stay safe. Happy swapping!
AmookIslandCreations rated for HMPC: Abstract Postcard on Jul 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for this great PC! It's perfect for this swap! It is very cool here and I am enjoying it! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I am glad the PC made it to you safely. We have monsoons over here and it's all very pleasant. You take care. Thank you for your generous heart and the rating. Happy swapping!
MuggleMom rated for BLC - Book -/- Movie on Jul 24, 2022
Comment: Oh, I love your letter(s). Your handwriting is so wonderful. My own, not so much! Now I want to do a deep dive back into Little Women again. I've been purposely holding off watching the Greta Gerwig movie adaptation but I now I want to jump right back into the world of Jo! I'll send you a "note" back very soon! I am not embarrassed to say I did a little dance when I pulled your blue envie from the box! Your swaps and letters always make me think! xxMuggleMom
Response: Oh Toni! You have a way with words that touches my heart every time you write to me. Cannot emphasize how much I am looking forward to your note. My partner for this swap wrote about Persuasion and I ended up reading and watching the latest adaptation of the same. Have you read and watched it? Last but not the least, thank you so much for your evocative words, generous heart and the rating for this swap.
Karmi53 rated for YTPC: Simple, Simple Pockets on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute pockets l really like them. Thank you for the extras too. Happy Summer
Response: Oh that's lovely to hear. Thank you for letting me know. Thank you for the heart and the rating. Happy swapping and crafting!
ensigncelery rated for AtB: Postcrossing Lovers on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: This postcard is Beautiful, thank you so much ♥ And I love the stickers you chose to decorate the back, too! Thank you for your kind words, friend~
Response: I am so glad to hear this. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: I love it! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart.
ellie rated for SSM: Handmade Postcard - SC JUNE 22 on Jul 20, 2022
Comment: Thank for the pretty postcard.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Happy swapping!
Postalstamplife rated for Put vintage on! on Jul 19, 2022
Comment: Such a pretty vintage envie and I loved all the pretty wrapped vintage goodies, too. Especially the dot stickers. Thank you. xo
Response: I'm so glad to hear this. I love this theme and end up collecting vintage items. Thank you for the rating and the heart. Happy swapping!
Piccolo rated for Fun with MailArt on Jul 18, 2022
Comment: Thanks Paulami! What a wonderful surprise to come home to! Mail from India! I loved every little bit of it! Yay!!!!
Response: Woah! What?!! It reached so fast. From the last mail that never saw the light of the day to this one reaching you so soon. I'm really suprised. Thank you for being so patient with me and you didn't even ask for a resend despite it being so late. Your kindness and support means the world to me. Thank you so much. Hope all your swaps reach you safely. Happy swapping!
karenh77 rated for BLC Book recommendation #13 on Jul 14, 2022
Comment: thank you for your recommendations, I loved the Death Note anime so i will definitely add the manga to my tbr
Response: Oh great! Glad it reached safely. Thank you for the heart and the rating. Happy reading and swapping!
jutrinc rated for Fill the letterbox #3 on Jul 8, 2022
Response: You are a blessing.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard!
Response: Thank you for the heart and the rating.

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hazelwitch3 on Aug 4, 2022:


The deadline for sending the Big Jubilee Read Swap 4 was yesterday. Please send it as soon as possible.

yvonne401 on Jul 6, 2022:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



Rainydancer on Jun 12, 2022:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

Intrinzica on Nov 4, 2021:


May the divine lights of Diwali spread Peace, Prosperity, Happiness and Good Health in your life.

Best wishes, Bonnie ❤️

MuggleMom on Sep 21, 2021:

Happy Hobbit Day - 22 September


MuggleMom on Sep 15, 2021:

I could not resist putting this on your profile.


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