Phulkari: Punjab’s pride

Phulkari from the wonderful land of Punjab shouts out joy, happiness, laughter, colour, togetherness and endless love….People of Punjab have been weaving the most magical craft stories for centuries . A…

Livecrafts: Empowering Creative Hands

We are passionate about handmade crafts of India. Delving deeper into the stories they spin, makes some of them even more endearing. I believe that stories have the power to…

The Ganjifa Cards: Craft Revival

Who doesn’t like a good card game? Remember the long summer afternoons that were spent playing card games while guzzling down large amounts of  ‘neebu-pani’ and ‘Rasna’ with your cousins and…

The Tussar Affair

I was attending a Diwali party last week and the most entertaining aspect for me was analysing the sarees that literally ‘made up’ the room; the faces cease to exist (well, for…

Patachitra: Not just another folk art

A couple of years back, on one of my visits to Kolkata, I happened to walk past Elgin Road on a sunday evening and stopped to hear some extremely melodious music….

Moradabad: Lighting up the world

‘When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it on a period craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright-wannabe lamp. With my second paycheck,…

Rendezvous with crafts at Dastkar!

I had been in Delhi for the wonderfully, long summer holidays and squeezed in many a visit to artisans, designers and independent retailers, which was as always, satisfying and fun. However,…

Kasuti embroidery from Karnataka

I realized this morning that I had not written about a specific craft of India in a long time! How terrible of me and I apologize profusely for this. I…

Fashion Inspirations from Kutch

The Hindi cinema that most of us love, sometimes eulogize and at other times just junk has never seized to inspire – be it in style, fashion, travel locations and well,…

Madhubani magic: Bharti Dayal

Sometimes you see something so beautiful that it mesmerizes you for the rest of your life. You can close your eyes and the image is right in front of you,…