Spreading ‘Indian-ness’ in Canada: In conversation with Aly Velji

“The details are not the details, they make the design.”  – Charles Eames Every single time, we come across a creative person, who is spreading ‘Indian-ness’ across the globe, whilst…

Aatmashakti: A journey of self discovery through Kolams with Hema Kannan

How often do you feel intrigued, inspired and joyous after a conversation with a person you don’t know at all? I don’t know about you but it certainly is ‘rarest…

‘Drawn from Heritage’ at Liberty, London

‘What exactly does the word ‘Heritage’ refer to?’, I hear you ask.  Well, I understand it to be an amalgamation of our traditions, our values, customs, our celebrations, our phenomenal…

Home decor with a little help from Indian scripts

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  Dr. Seuss’s pearls of wisdom…Words tend to have a profound…

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….

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,…