‘Drawn from Heritage’ at Liberty, London

‘What exactly does the word ‘Heritage’ refer to?’, I hear you ask.  Well, I understand it to be an amalgamation of our traditions, our values, customs, our celebrations, our phenomenal…

Lai – Walk in the alleyways of Old Delhi

If you like me carry a little bit of Old Delhi within you, then you will love Lai’s latest collection of jewellery.   Old Delhi to me is synonymous with history,…

Namaste – My understanding of this widely used word!

Growing up in India, most of us have greeted others with chants of ‘namaste Aunty, namaste Uncle’ . Well, who doesn’t remember being prodded and poked by parents and grandparents, to…

Crafts, Culture, Conversations and Us

This is our birthday month and while we reflect back on our journey, ponder and make preparations to steer ourselves forward, I thought it is only prudent to share with…

Tilfi: When these young Banarasis returned to their roots

Once while having a conversation with a weaver in the cold winters of 2013,  three youngsters found themselves questioning the weaver about why his sons weren’t taking up weaving and…

Meet the incredibles: Vivek of Kalavilasa & Dhurries

This is a story of someone who graduated from the best Engineering institution in the country, and  then spent over two decades in the corporate world.  But then, drudgery and…

Meet the Maker: Tousif Ansari, a Maheshwari Sari Weaver

It’s almost summer and it’s time for your hand-woven beauties to surface again. Little do we realize that when we drape a hand-woven sari, we share a part of our…

Festive Table linen

Festive Decor Candles

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