Calcutta  /  Published 10.12.20

Handicraft stores’ revival hope

By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Style  /  Published 29.10.20

Every object tells a story

Laila Tyabji, chairperson and founder member of Dastkar  Society for Crafts & Craftspeople, New Delhi, speaks to The Telegraph  in an email interview. India is  a rare co...
By Soumitra Das in

West Bengal  /  Published 19.10.20

Women join hands for haat

Some women in Siliguri have joined hands to sell an array of products that they make themselves for extra earnings at a time the country is reeling under an economic crisis. Last week, they met at a ...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.20

Give us this year our daily bread

By Anasuya Basu in

Calcutta  /  Published 11.09.20

Lockdown timepass

Step 1: Take a big amount of clay and divide into five portions . One big oval shape for the shell and four small flattened  shapes for the legs. Step 2: Place the four small flattened shapes at...
By The Telegraph in


Style  /  Published 10.09.20

Ode in khadi to Raja Ravi Varma

Favourite dyes to work with: Natural dyes. I love dabbling with new shades that will enrich my designs. Over the years, we have developed several new colour palettes, and will continue to create new...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Culture  /  Published 10.09.20

A fair place to drop in

Not everything is bad news. An Indian brand of clothing is doing well globally during the pandemic. When businesses have collapsed and production chains broken down, 11.11 / eleven eleven made it to U...
By Anasuya Basu in

Style  /  Published 09.09.20

Indian crafts for a cause

By Anannya Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 14.08.20

Threadbare: Death of handloom boards

Uncovering the truth involves looking deep below the surface. The fact that the Union textiles ministry quietly scrapped the All India Handloom Board and the All India Handicrafts Board, and changed t...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 08.08.20

Boards that gave artisans a voice scrapped

The Union textiles ministry has wound up two advisory panels that were the main forums where artisans could influence central policies but which had fallen into inertia for more than a decade. The Al...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


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