Category: Crafts

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Revisiting the age old Royal kitchenware of India

Revisiting the age old Royal kitchenware of India

A nation’s culture resides in the heart and in the soul of its people – Mahatma Gandhi Rejoiced in regal splendor throughout its history, walking ...
DC travel diaries – Paan cultivation in Raghurajpur

DC travel diaries – Paan cultivation in Raghurajpur

A land of remarkable diversity – from ancient traditions and artistic heritage to magnificent landscapes and culinary creations – India will i ...
DC Travel Diaries – The magic of Sikki craft weaved with Golden Grass

DC Travel Diaries – The magic of Sikki craft weaved with Golden Grass

Creativity is more than just being different.Anybody can play weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple awesomely ...
DC travel diaries – exploring Bamboo crafts in Chitrakota and Navatoli

DC travel diaries – exploring Bamboo crafts in Chitrakota and Navatoli

On the seventh day of June 2017, as I was doing an in-depth study of the much known Indian arts and crafts, with an eye on my laptop’s screen, my hear ...
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 ...
The magic of Mashru- Then & Now

The magic of Mashru- Then & Now

Gujarat is the land of kaleidoscope of embroideries and fabrics, and it is from here that Mashru comes. The fabric that glistens like silk and has the ...
Open Playfulness – Engage your mind with Buddhi Yoga

Open Playfulness – Engage your mind with Buddhi Yoga

Yoga has steadily grown more and more popular over the years. While the east practices it on a more spiritual and religious level, the west has embrac ...
Celebrating mothers – the one who taught us to live!

Celebrating mothers – the one who taught us to live!

“The clocks were striking midnight and the rooms were very still as a figure glided quietly from bed to bed, smoothing a cover lid here, settling a pi ...
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 ...
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