Calcutta  /  Published 16.01.21

Kamala: A beautiful story ends

The Calcutta store has stocked the works of thousands of weavers and craftsmen, many of them National Award winners and members of co-operatives. The handloom and crafts sector have been among the wor...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Style  /  Published 10.12.20

Gaurang Shah presents Interlace at Crafts Council of Telangana

Interlace featured works from projects by Gaurang such as Khadi — A Canvas (khadi saris with woven pallu’s of Ravi Varma’s paintings in tapestry and jamdani techniques) and Sangraha ...
By Anannya Sarkar in Calcutta

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

Style  /  Published 13.11.20

All about a perfect sari

Benarasi has also broken the myth of them being only wedding wear. How do you see young girls buying their wedding Benarasis? I think young girls are reimagining bridalwear and it has given designers...
By Saionee Chakraborty

Style  /  Published 31.10.20

Five festive sari looks ahead of Diwali

Styling: Ankita Banerjee; Hair and make-up: Mainak Das; Jewellery: Amrapali Jaipur (1st Floor, Forum Courtyard Mall; 03340235011; @amrapalijewels @forumcourtyard); Location courtesy: The Oberoi Grand,...
By Saionee Chakraborty


West Bengal  /  Published 30.09.20

Rapid Covid tests a must for SARI patients

The Mamata Banerjee government has asked hospitals with special wards for SARI (severe acute respiratory illness) to conduct rapid antigen tests on patients as soon as they get admitted to identify an...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

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

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.20

Death precedes Covid report, labs overflow with samples

An 85-year-old man died early on Monday in Burdwan town without confirmation of his Covid-19 status, as the reports of his and 12 other relatives were delayed. In the evening, reports showed the dece...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

India  /  Published 20.07.20

Covid: why hold back information?

Officials of the Union health ministry had in early April blocked public disclosure of the names of 36 districts where researchers had found evidence of community transmission of the new coronavirus, ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 27.01.20

Weaver crafts sari with Hasina image

Master weaver Biren Basak of Nadia’s Phulia has handcrafted an image of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on a piece of Jamdani sari as a mark of his tribute to the woman who has been at the ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Nadia


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