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I couldn’t have missed the opportunity to play my favorite Rajasthani folk music here. “India’s heritage is tremendously rich and our artisans are extremely skilled and I firmly believe that machines cannot supplement this ability. It is my endeavor, therefore, to resuscitate handicrafts and the skills of our commendable artisans through Soul Roots along with being environment friendly.  My brand believes in the unrivaled inheritance of Indian textiles and craftsmanship. It believes in restrained affluence…

 There are brands with sequined juttis , leather shoes , pumps , summer sandles , boots  and then there is a brand which stands out with their beautifully designed block printed juttis and bags. Meet Monika – Chief of Everything at Mouve but first her choice of music.   Monika spent a long time in thinking of a  label name to which she could connect her entire life. Therefore came up with a word ‘MOUVE’…

Tanvi is an architect and a fellow blogger based in Texas  with a unique sense of style and loves experimenting with her Indian outfits . From pairing bold silver neck pieces with crop tops to letting a simple ‘Bindi’ adding oomph to a simple look there is a lot to get inspired from the pictures that follow. Over to you Tanvi. Two years ago, I started a new journey of my life when I…

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.                             Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You Vinita’s favorite quote from one my favorite books and movie. Translate is​ a concept apparel and home design company from India which…

Here is some music to be played with the post This is a special post for us – it is the 100th post of Peacocks in the Rain. Yes we complete a century. Our journey of thousand miles started with one small step and same goes for  Shashi Sehgal founder of the store and the brand Tarini Back in the 90’s, when women in India were still coping to gain a foothold in the patriarchal…

I am  that generation which was still under the strong influence of British English and books too… While we spent endless summers reading the famous five and secret seven and dreaming that one day we will have a gang like that of our own. The kids these days explore the world of multiple screens from iPads to iPhones to interactive television but nothing beats the feeling of cuddling up with a book in your favorite…

First some music Aurea Blue Pottery is a socially motivated enterprise established with the aim of reviving the traditional art of Jaipur’s Blue Pottery and providing livelihood to craftsmen. Their elegantly styled product range comprises unique souvenirs including home decor accessories, office and desk accessories and premium gifts. Roopal Aurea’s founder was born and brought up in Jaipur, and was always  passionate about the rich heritage and crafts of the Pink City. “With my love…

The history of Odisha , ancient Kalinga has been shaped by major political events and the religions that flourished over the centuries. The Kalinga war which silenced Asoka’s war drums forever is the sheet anchor of Odisha’s history . The succeeding Odishan king Kharavela , who came to power during the second half of the 1st century BC was a Jain who furthered the religion’s cause . After him a succession of dynasties began with…

First the music Do you have a pet at home ? Perhaps you don’t like any little animals in the house but your little ones have been asking for one for the longest time … perhaps they will get a dog called Bruno on their next birthday or an adorable cat called Poochki ? So our little girl Maya brings home Acchu ( bless you ? ) So you didn’t get it – Maya brought home…

I am pretty much speechless , I can’t muster words to introduce the beauty that follows. All I can say is this post is extremely close to my heart because it is a first for Peacocks in the Rain – a very special something from Assam. First the music . “I love this song because very rarely a song makes you think, and think hard about our life and the decisions we take along the…