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…

Muted Mondays – Terracotta Jewellery

Just met a girl who absolutely loves ‘natural’ jewellery. I love silver, instead! I always thought ‘natural’ meant thread and perhaps with glass beads. This girl’s talk made me want…

Silks from the North-East

There is so much that the wonderful land of the North-East of India has to offer. I have spoken about foods and jewellery in my previous posts and this post is…

Muted Mondays – North East’s jewellery

Let the pictures do the talking…it’s muted monday, after all! All this wonderful jewellery from the North-East of India.  There is a piece, somewhere from this wonderful part of the world, waiting to be…

Creativity in leather from Rajasthan

There is so much of brilliance in craftsmanship in Rajasthan, that we will probably take days to write about it all…but as we explore the rich crafts from the state…

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…

Muted Mondays: Rajasthani jewellery

Let these pieces in silver do the talking today…   Shilpa xx   Cover Image: via

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…