Woven Poetry – The Venkatagiri Saree

Exotic hues with gold embraced  Intricately woven,  delicate grace, Like tender petals, drapes allure,  Silk rich, sensual, pure Glimmering, shaded, passionate sheens,  Royal sheers  to  drape a queen, Exquisite work,…

Kalamkari, a craft, a tradition

Sometimes you find inspirations in the most unexpected places, like I did for this post. I was clearing up my old greeting cards (yes, I am a hoarder), and I…

Feeling the ‘Bandhej’ magic

Jodhpur, a bright and colourful city in Rajasthan is home to magnificent ancient forts with thousands of years of history tucked away. In addition,  you can find tiny, narrow lanes…

Blissful Whites and perhaps some colour

‘Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman’  said Coco Chanel. With Holi just around the corner, followed by lovely, long summer months, the ‘need’…

Spring Style – The Indian way!

As you guys have probably guessed, I am quite excited about the shedding of layers and layers of winter clothes. It’s so liberating, so exhilarating! I love the process of…

Kashmir – land of magical embroideries on fabric

Most of us living in Delhi and parts of Northern India would recall the ‘kashmiri-shawl wallah‘ setting up a stall in the neighbourhood or visiting our homes selling exquisite hand…

‘Darzi’ ka brilliance with Khadi – Creating masterpieces

We in India, sometimes take our independence and  ‘darzi’ (also referred to as masterji, lovingly) for granted! Both need to be respected, cherished and valued!  I know, very dissimilar topics of discussion…

Black, is it your style?

There is something about the colour black…it transforms an ordinary outfit into something that is a lot more glamorous, instantly! Whether it be a saree, a suit , a blouse or…