Love for Handmade & Hand-finished

Hand-stitched clothes and knitted garments were the norm for us when we were growing up. It certainly wasn’t because of our mothers and grandmothers’  love for handmade, but that was…

The Textile Studio – Kuzu

Saving age-old traditions and crafts one day at a time, and showcasing them to the world is what  Kuzu, the textile studio based in Gangtok, Sikkim, is focussing on. Karma…

Basket Weaving – The ‘Moonj’ way

Basketry is as old a craft as perhaps pottery, practised by communities across the world using a variety of techniques and an array of materials.  A typical basket is made…

Women on Wings – Empowering Women in Rural India

“If you invest in a woman you invest in a whole family. Women on Wings starts where others normally stop. Sharing knowledge and skills is just as important as micro-finance”,…

Ikali – Bringing magic from the North-East of India

When I hear a mention of North-East of India, an image of brightly coloured, handwoven textiles comes to mind. These brightly colourful shawls seen in just about every Indian army…

Style for this Monsoon

Respite from the heat, the freshly washed lushness of the surroundings,  the earthy scent that envelopes our senses, the shrill sound of the crickets and visuals of blinding pinks, calming…

Storytelling magic with The Kahani Project and Tara Books

Storytelling has been a part of Indians for hundreds of years. Styles differ based on communities across the length and breadth of the country. Storytelling traditions often include wonderful dance…

A Rakhi for you, with love

Lots of stories exist for how Rakhi, as a festival came into being but the one about the war between Gods and Demons is my utmost favourite. It stresses the…

Ikroop, the Glass artist & Jewellery Designer

Primarily transparent but not always, easy to shape when in molten state, neither a solid nor a liquid and can be recycled any number of times; without going into the…

Har Coffee Zaroori Hai

“Starts me up, makes my day…It opens up my eyes all the way…the only way I take is hot, so guess what I want….”One Cup of Coffee” One of the…