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

Odisha  /  Published 13.11.18

Bibhu lays down textile roadmap for Odisha

Fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra on Tuesday said that he would love to collaborate with the weaving community of Odisha to create products. “Odisha has lots and lots of emerging talents and it is on...
By Anwesha Ambaly in Bhubaneswar

North East  /  Published 22.12.19

Push to state handloom

The managing director of the Bodoland Regional Apex Weavers and Artisans Cooperative Federation Ltd, N.N. Rana Patgiri, on Sunday underscored the growing demand of Assam’s handloom products in natio...
By Shajid Khan in Udalguri

North East  /  Published 09.03.19

Manipur reed makes a trade mark

Kauna reed products made by local artisans of Manipur and other states of the region have been put up for sale through online platforms like Amazon and others under the livelihood propulsion and suppo...
By Abdul Gani in Guwahati

Books  /  Published 31.05.19

History in silk

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"The history of textiles is not always easy to trace. Not only does their fragility render them vulnerable, making record-keeping challenging, they also defy chronology ...
By The Telegraph in

Style  /  Published 02.11.18

Luxe Lookbook in brocade for Diwali

There’s nothing more luxe than Benarasis when it comes to festive dressing. Whether it’s the Diwali puja or the taash party, a brocade Benarasi outfit is an instant way to go glam and luxurious. I...
By The Telegraph in

North East  /  Published 05.10.19

Centre firm on citizen bill: Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday held a meeting with civil society organisations of Mizoram during which he told them that the Centre was firm on reintroducing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bil...
By Henry l. khojol in Aizawl

North East  /  Published 24.04.20

Youth weaves creative productivity into lockdown

A young man in Assam’s Udalguri district has decided to use the lockdown period productively by weaving bright handloom products, a skill most youth have forgotten, instead of complaining of loss of...
By Shajid Khan in Udalguri

Culture  /  Published 12.11.19

Giving a new lease of life to the handloom sector

24-year-old Abinash Naha who belongs to a family of weavers in Odisha’s Cuttack district gave up weaving and took up a job as a salesperson for water purifiers. It was his curiosity that took him to...
By Smita Tripathi in

Style  /  Published 15.12.18

I don’t belong in world of fashion: Sanjay Garg

How did your love affair with the sari start?I started Raw Mango in 2008. Before that I wanted to go abroad to study, and come back and do textile designing. To pool in money, I took up a government p...
By Saionee Chakraborty in


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