Namaste – My understanding of this widely used word!

Growing up in India, most of us have greeted others with chants of ‘namaste Aunty, namaste Uncle’ . Well, who doesn’t remember being prodded and poked by parents and grandparents, to…

Meet the incredibles: Vivek of Kalavilasa & Dhurries

This is a story of someone who graduated from the best Engineering institution in the country, and  then spent over two decades in the corporate world.  But then, drudgery and…

Aipan – Art from the Himalayas

The snow in the Himalayas dictates the intensity of the cold in North India but somehow the art and craft forms of the region seem to have had less of…

Events to look out for in January 2018

It’s a new year, a new dawn and there are opportunities galore! India never sleeps and as festivals and celebrations mark the first month of the year, we notice the…

The Textile Studio – Kuzu

Saving age-old traditions and crafts one day at a time, and showcasing them to the world is what  Kuzu, the textile studio based in Gangtok, Sikkim, is focussing on. Karma…

Basket Weaving – The ‘Moonj’ way

Basketry is as old a craft as perhaps pottery, practised by communities across the world using a variety of techniques and an array of materials.  A typical basket is made…

Alternative Sari Drapes: Explore the Regional Drapes with Border & Fall’s ‘The Sari Series’

Sari, is a quintessential piece of clothing in every Indian girl’s wardrobe.  I am in awe of it and can discuss it until the cows come home! So, here I…

Home Design with Dipa Desai

Your home is a reflection of your family. The colours, the artefacts, the books in shelves tell stories of your life, your likes and dislikes. I am no ‘homestyling’ guru but…

Pick your own veggies: Hand-grown Food by The Prodigal Cook Farm

Wearing handmade and having handmade goodies for ourselves is only one half of the ‘goodness’ story.   Sometimes the intention to ‘eat well’ does exist but then, our busy lives get…

Dastkar Design Fair 2017 – Our top 10 picks

The Dastkar events have a special place in my heart. The ‘Nature Bazar’, the venue of the events at Anderia Modh in New Delhi, is a delightful place, displaying the…