About Me

The Cute Pista combines my love for art and our unique viewpoint as first-generation Indian Americans. I aspire to celebrate South Asian culture in a light and playful manner, and to highlight some of the comically relatable quirks that make us uniquely us.

I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to pursue illustration in my free time, and I truly hope my work brings a smile to your face and inspires people to connect with their inner child and follow their own creative passions!

-Neha Patel-Gaonkar (aka The Cute Pista)


Love the puns and it is surprisingly great way to teach my daughter the language and culture. Customer Service and Quality is best in class. :D

Rakhee Parekh

The stickers and mug I bought made lovely and unique gifts!

Please keep up the hilarious work.

Laura Morais

This print was good quality, super cute, and arrived pretty quickly! The seller was really great with communication and I would definitely recommend this shop and buy again!

Sonia Mathur

Love the look and feel of the 48poly/52cotton T-shirts! Feels very high quality and is super soft. And the color options are great (teal is my fav).

Also I like that the designs come in adult and youth, so I can get matching shirts for me and my nephews, which they get a huge kick out of.

Jeff Griffin

I was VERY satisfied with my order! I bought it as a gift for my family baby shower. They loved the desi puns. Keep up the good work!

Keena Pandya