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The Story of the Saree - 3

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Date Added: 23/05/2017

The Story of the Saree - 2

(Please note this blog article has been edited from Vimla Patil’s article “The Origin of the Saree”, July 2 … read more

Date Added: 03/05/2017

The Story of the Saree

(Please note this blog article has been edited from Vimla Patil’s article “The Origin of the Saree”, July 2 … read more

Date Added: 21/04/2017

Folk and Tribal Art of Bengal


Folk art has many forms in India but it is only in recent years that it has received it … read more

Date Added: 17/04/2017

The Art of Wearing a Square

The pocket square, peeking from the breast pocket of a well-cut suit, has become the defining style element in every gentleman's wardrobe. So ho … read more

Date Added: 31/03/2017

Wooden Dolls of Nutangram


West Bengal is one of India's foremost traditional craft producers. One such craft is d … read more

Date Added: 21/03/2017

A Glorious Past - Indian Cotton

The looms of India's cotton handloom industry have woven fabric that clothed people all over … read more

Date Added: 22/02/2017

Discovering 'Wild Silk'

Beautifully sprawled out on the southern banks of the ganges is the silk city of In … read more

Date Added: 20/01/2017

Kalpatharu - The Virtuous Tree


In India, trees are sacred and are associated with different gods and goddesses reveali … read more

Date Added: 11/01/2017

The Rapturous Wrap

Enhancement pieces in the world of fashion are items that have the power to enhance an outfit rather than overwhelm it and the simple scarf neat … read more

Date Added: 07/12/2016

Roadmap to Enlightenment

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Date Added: 04/11/2016


The Mahishasura-Mardini form of goddess Durga prevails over all her other forms and this is the form most often depicted in votive art. In fact, … read more

Date Added: 06/10/2016

Khara-Chuna: Block Printing

B … read more

Date Added: 11/08/2016

The Art of Shibori Tie and Dye

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Date Added: 11/08/2016

Tamra Patra

Copper, one of the earliest elements kno … read more

Date Added: 11/05/2016

The Ajrak Legacy

India's recorded history of clothing goes back to the Indus Valley Civilisation where cotton was spun, woven and dyed. Around the 1st century AD … read more

Date Added: 01/02/2016

Chanderi - The Sufi Weave

Chanderi is an old fortified town nestled between the hills alongside Betwa River in Madhya Pradesh. It does not even have a train station, but … read more

Date Added: 01/02/2016

For the Love of Handicrafts

For the love of Handicrafts - Natsy by Design

Article by Sharanya Iyer – Published in iuemag.com – Jan 2016

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Date Added: 28/01/2016

Meet Natsy By Design

Pushing Beyond the Obvious - Article by … read more

Date Added: 28/01/2016

Bangalore Online Fashion Space

Why … read more

Date Added: 28/01/2016

Trend Talk

Home and Decor feature - Bangalore Mag - April 2013
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Date Added: 28/01/2016

I love Indiranagar

Home and Decor feature - Bangalore Mag - April 2013
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Date Added: 28/01/2016

Spotligt on the Store

Store spotlight - Explocity - November 2012

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Date Added: 28/01/2016

Warli Paintings

Warli tribal paintings are traditionally done by an indigenous tribe called the Warlis who live in the Maharashtra-Gujarat border area.  Wa … read more

Date Added: 30/08/2014

Patachitra / Talapatra Paintings

The origin of Patachitra and Talpatra paintings is linked with the famous Jagannath temple of Puri, which was built around 10th centu … read more

Date Added: 23/08/2014

Mithila Paintings

Legend has it that Madhubani paintings or Mithila Paintings originated at the time of the Ramayana, when King Janak commissioned artists to do p … read more

Date Added: 23/08/2014

Afghani/Kuchi jewellery

Article dated - July 2013


Afghani Pashtun nomads (Kuchis) have maintained their nomadic lifestyle for more than 300 … read more

Date Added: 04/01/2014

Bani Thani of Kishangarh

In the 18th century the art of miniature painting had become quite popular in the Rajput states. Ateliers were maintained not only at … read more

Date Added: 02/01/2014

Of Phads and Bhopas

Article dated - Jan 2013

Phad painting, a form of folk painting that originated in the princely state of Shahpura, … read more

Date Added: 01/01/2014

Rahul - naam to suna hoga

Article dated - November 2006

Did I tell you about the little boy I met in Shekhawati? Rahul. Yes, like all hindi film heros, Rahul. … read more

Date Added: 31/12/2013

Rajasthan Diaries

Article dated - 2006 to 20012



Jaisalmer is so beautiful. It … read more

Date Added: 31/12/2013

Leh and Ladakh

Article dated - August 2005


#The word "spectacular" and "stunning" will make appearances … read more

Date Added: 31/12/2013

Kemmangundi - The Journey

Article dated - October 2005


It was decided that I, my hubby Soumya, and a friend Pradeep would drive through the n … read more

Date Added: 31/12/2013

Bhutan - The Lost Shangri-La

Article dated - Jan 2008


We were there for three nights and four days. A fact which will not allow this post to be … read more

Date Added: 31/12/2013

Travel Memoirs of a 9 Year Old

Article Dated - 2010

It was the autumn of 1984. I had just turned 9. A trip to “Haridwar-Kedarnath-Babrinath” had been planned. M … read more

Date Added: 31/12/2013

An interview with Yashoda

An interview with Yashoda
Swaroop ka Tala, Barmer, Rajasthan / Article Dated - April 2003

I am a shepherd gi … read more

Date Added: 31/12/2013

Ancient Temples of Rajasthan

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Date Added: 31/12/2013

The Buried Township of Kiradu

The Temples of Kiradu

About 43 kilometers west of Barmer in Rajasthan lie the ruins of five temples in a pictu … read more

Date Added: 31/12/2013

Sikri, Shukri, Fatehpur Sikri

Article Dated  - December 2002

Around 1527, after defeating Rajputana’s Rana Sanga, Babar passed through Sikri, returning than … read more

Date Added: 31/12/2013

Tagore’s world of colour

Article dated - Jan 2003

If ‘red’ is not what others mean by ‘red’, if ‘green’ is not what others mean by ‘green’, th … read more

Date Added: 30/12/2013

An age has passed me by

An interview with Pir Md. Kawwal of Fatehpur Sikri / Article dated December 2002

In one corner at the Darwaaza < … read more

Date Added: 30/12/2013

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