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,…

Lure of the wonderous Maheshwaris

Soft, flowing drapes in cotton and silk, elegance, heritage, tradition…all woven in one fabric. Yes, I mean the beautiful Maheshwaris from Madhya Pradesh. Most of my basic knowledge of sarees…

What does wearing ‘Ajrakh’ mean to you?

What does wearing ‘Ajrakh’ mean to you? I know there is a technical definition out there, but to me, it signifies style, earthiness and immense pride…a design soaked in the labour of hard work, that…

‘Feeling Good’ is on my mind

Stressed often, frequently over-eating and tend to panic at the smallest hurdle? Forgotten what  ‘Feeling Good’ feels like? Perhaps, it is time to make a change; invest in yourself and feel good again… Meditate, you…