Indian Masala Box: Magical Ajwain

Ajwain, known in the western world as caraway or even as carom, has been part of the Indian subcontinent for thousands of years. I have decided to write an entire post…

Handcrafted Jewellery with a story: Lai

Not so long ago, I came across a beautiful line on a jewellery website. It simply read ‘Travel, history, crafts and stories…we try to braid them all in our jewellery‘….

Scotch Eggs, anyone?

Is there anyone out there (discounting vegans, of course!), who doesn’t love eggs? There are probably as many ways to cook eggs as there are different cultures.  Having grown up…

Jewellery by Unniyarcha

Are you always on the lookout for ‘something different‘ in jewellery? Then, stay on this page and read on., we’ve got something for you, right here…Handmade Jewellery by Unniyarcha. Divya Nambiar,…

Fabrics – Sew, Make, Buy

I love fabrics and having grown up having most of my clothes stitched, fabric shops have a special place in my heart. Choosing patterns in a shop, handing it over…

Sarees: Designers, Curators- I

Do you love draping a saree? I certainly do and living here in the UK, I never miss an opportunity to wear one,  and especially, if the saree is a ‘hand-me-down‘, then for…

Handmade at the Kew – II

I was at the beautiful Kew Gardens last friday, specifically at the Handmade in Britain exhibit and what a fantastic day it was! I had never, ever seen such a…

Shopping time at Handmade at Kew-I

It’s that time of the year when the festivities and exhibitions are at their peak. Lots happening all across the globe, but in my world, the focus today is on…

Dining tables

Whoever said dining tables were only created for the purpose of meal times, was only partially correct. In my home, it is the focal point of most activity; from serving as…

It’s Rakhi time – what’s cooking?

When you grow up in a ‘Chaturvedi‘ family in North India, the meal at  ‘Raksha Bandan‘ is a treat to look forward to: a special kind of kadhi, sewayian kheer,…