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

Style  /  Published 09.09.20

Indian crafts for a cause

By Anannya Sarkar

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

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

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

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


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