Books  /  Published 24.11.20

A love affair with Assam silk

How have you reinterpreted muga? Sampa: All my designs are age old, which I have revived. If you order five saris at a time and give me five crore rupees, it would still take me one year to make them...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Style  /  Published 04.11.20


The designs are simple, functional, minimalistic and monochromatic, and can be worn at social events, brunches, and at business meetings and events. “Since we believe that clothing should be co...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 04.11.20

Plan to push Odisha’s handloom products

The Odisha government has tied up with the Flipkart, Amazon and GoCoop to sell the state’s handloom, handicraft and textile products to customers across the country and abroad. It is also planni...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.20

Give us this year our daily bread

By Anasuya Basu in

Style  /  Published 21.09.20

CIMA Art in Life: take the plunge

Exclusive and yet affordable, CIMA Art in Life is a festive bonanza for the stylish and the house-proud. You can browse and buy at CIMA Gallery from 11am to 8pm and Studio 21 from 11am to 7pm every da...
By Chandreyee Chatterjee 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 12.08.20

Cotton, jute advisory panels axed

After abolishing the advisory boards for handloom and handicrafts, the Union ministry of textiles has abolished the three remaining advisory panels for cotton, jute and powerlooms. The wording of the...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in


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