Dupattas-to notch up your outfit

‘Dupattas’ are well-known to us, Indian women.  We grew up seeing the stylish ones worn at festive occasions and the ordinary ones at home, even worn on ‘night wear’ by some…

Handmade style by Oshadi and Plantation House

Our search for stores that appreciate history, stories and the beauty of crafts is always on. Bringing handmade gorgeousness to you is a joy, and that’s what motivates us to always keep an…

The resurgence of the poetic Parsi Gara

Last week was quite busy, in a social sort-of-way with pre-wedding functions and then the wedding over the weekend. Phew! While the bride and the bridegroom were the cynosure of…

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…

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…

Stylish handmade summer dressing

With summer at its peak in India, it’s time to pause and be surrounded by some handmade, breezy stylish clothing.   I am sure that you already have been stocking up on…

Dastkar Design Fair: Designers to look out for 2

First things first…A big thank you to all our lovely readers for the most overwhelming response for our post yesterday. The designers featured in yesterday’s post are so very grateful for all…

Dastkar Design Fair: Designers to look out for – I

The Annual Dastkar Design Fair is here!! Have you been told about this a million times already? Just one more time, because we really don’t want you to miss out on…

Pom-Pom is Happiness!

Sometimes, a plain  white scarf, a simple linen saree, a hat, all look ‘lonely’ in my opinion, as if looking out for a hug, and I reckon, the best way to…

Create keepsakes from old clothes and jewellery

As we grow older, we collect a lot of precious memories, sometimes as simple gifts from parents and grandparents.  A traditional gold or silver coin that was given to a…

The Handbags Speak

Handbags have been around forever; well, since the 14th century anyway,  in various shapes, sizes and prices and of course,  one is never enough! Though, I personally am not a…

Mojris- stylish footwear

“Momma always says there’s an awful lot you can tell about a person by their shoes. Where they’re going, where they’ve been” – Forest Gump I do believe that footwear speaks…

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…

Ittar – exploring the world of natural fragrance

Yesterday, I was longing for some ‘me’ time and so I made myself a large cup of ‘kadak adrak-ilaichi wali chai‘ and sat outside to read a book in my chilly yet…

Muted Mondays: Rajasthani jewellery

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

The Bangle Stack – Traditional Collection from Bengal

Way back, when I was in school, one of my favourite poems was ‘The Bangle Sellers’ by Sarojini Naidu. I loved it then, I love it now and before I…