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

Opinion  /  Published 13.08.20

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 07.10.19

KVS schools consider switch to khadi

The nearly 13 lakh pupils at schools run by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan might go to class in khadi, if a proposal to switch from the synthetic fabrics now used in their uniforms is cleared.The ce...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in NewDelhi

North East  /  Published 04.03.20

Farmers get bee boxes in Hailakandi

Under its Honey Mission initiative, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has distributed bee boxes among farmers and unemployed youths across Hailakandi district.Altogether 26 beneficiar...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.20

Job schemes that are off target

Successive Central governments have introduced targeted employment generation schemes to tackle the problem of chronic unemployment. Each scheme has a special focus. For instance, the Mahatma Gandhi N...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 01.11.18

May to wear khadi poppy on Armistice Day

As Britain prepares to mark Armistice Day on November 11 commemorating the centenary of the end of World War I in 1918, the British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to wear a red khadi poppy as...
By Amit Roy in London

Odisha  /  Published 05.10.18

Plan to promote khadi industry & products

The state government has decided to set up a dedicated Khadi Bhavan, a one-of-its-kind Khadi Haat and a Gandhi National Museum in the city to promote khadi industry in the state.All these will come up...
By Sandeep Mishra in Bhubaneshwar

West Bengal  /  Published 09.01.19

‘Gujarat’ gets Mamata's goat

An official of the West Bengal Khadi and Village Industries Board earned the wrath of Mamata Banerjee when he brought up Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at her administrative ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Ranaghat

Opinion  /  Published 03.11.18

Forgotten icons and real sacrifices

By Amit Roy in London


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