Author: Rohini Kejriwal

Rohini is the curator of The Alipore Post, a daily online digest that picks out some wonderful poetry, music, art and fascinating links to work as munchies for your brain.

The splendid legacy of wood and lac work from Gujarat

The splendid legacy of wood and lac work from Gujarat

Colour is the essence of India in many ways, with bright “Indian” colours being a strong visual aspect in our lives. Kutch, Gujarat, the land I come f ...
Past, Present & Future: The Sheet Metal Work of Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

Past, Present & Future: The Sheet Metal Work of Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

In the Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh lies the unique craft cluster of metal work, comprising over 500 artisans and with a strong revival underwa ...
Carved in stone: the sculptural grandeur of Mysore’s soapstone carvers

Carved in stone: the sculptural grandeur of Mysore’s soapstone carvers

Author A.D.Posey once said “Rocks and minerals: the oldest storytellers.” As the soapstone carving craft of Mysore, Karnataka, one of most unique face ...
Creating a masterpiece: The story of the world-famous Kolhapuri chappals

Creating a masterpiece: The story of the world-famous Kolhapuri chappals

Hailing from Kolhapur, a southern district in the state of Maharashtra, I am possibly one of the most famous footwear in the world, definitely the mos ...
Orissa’s bamboo craft: the fascinating process from bamboo to a place in your home

Orissa’s bamboo craft: the fascinating process from bamboo to a place in your home

I am the bamboo craft of Orissa, one of the oldest crafts known to man. This is my story. The art and craft tradition of a particular region makes fo ...
The life and adventures of Kashmiri Kaleen

The life and adventures of Kashmiri Kaleen

Somebody once said about Kashmir: “If there is a paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here.” I believe this is true. My name is Kaleen an ...
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