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…

The Kanjeevaram Tales

It’s the seasons for silks, and for some of us, silks meant simply kanjeevarams when we were growing up. Well, the definition has since changed though it is unchallenged when it comes…

Tribal Style, the Nagaland way

If you have grown up in India, then chances are that you must have had a brush with this massive thick, brightly coloured fabric from Nagaland. This was thanks to the…

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…

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…