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Here is a very special post from Kolkata a city where you are actively encouraged to stop strangers at random for a quick chat. We really admire Antara’s fascination for Indian handlooms , how confident she looks in anything she wears and how she carries any saris or dress with such elan. Over to Antara Majumder to share her story … I am  student of English Literature and a journalist based in Kolkata, who…

We don’t come across handcrafted men’s apparel brands so often.  Specially the small niche designers who are talented , contemporary yet very very Indian. But when we come across them we make sure they are featured here :) First the music Eachaneri requested . Rakshit says “It was not a deliberate effort to start the brand. It happened unconsciously, as I wanted to have my own wardrobe of block printed shirts. There are not many…

Music like Anushree wanted it. Anushree founder of kapraha finished her schooling from Mahrani Gayatri Devi School in Jaipur and straight off went to England to pursue her undergraduate degree in Marketing and Business Studies. Little did she know that destiny would bring her back to her routes and she would design some really beautiful Rajasthan inspired yet very contemporary garments. She says it was always her dream to have her own label featuring local…

Hemal loves warm colors and interesting play of textures which comes out beautifully in her house.  She also does not like her house to be “picture perfect” ( but when you see the pictures you will realise how picture perfect it is !). “For me, the lived in feel is very important to be at ease.I’m always partial to handmade stuff! Textiles, woodwork, pottery, all kinds of handmade things find lots of love in our…

This is part two of styling our favorite Angadi Saris. This is a beautiful cotton sari with an amazing color combination. I have seen this combination mostly on Silk Saris but it was wonderful to find a similar piece in cotton . Its so versatile that you can wear to a mall for a more casual look or even to friend’s engagement party day function. As Baatein puts it : Kohl rimmed eyes, a peacock…

Medha has come a long way from being a young  designer asked to teach the young, entrepreneurial women of Nari to starting Charu Desi based in Delhi . “Charu” in Hindi means beautiful and Desi signifies the Indian touch. “Our brand stands for urban yet ethnic, bold and edgy. Constantly experimenting with color, texture, our collections are dedicated to the “Order In Chaos“ of things be it people, communities, practices, language, food or architecture.
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Viva La Vida So what does one do when summer is slipping by… the days of icecreams , summer travels , popsicles , mangoes, watermelons and afternoon siestas will be long gone only to greet us next year again – we get a bit of summer in our little abodes to cherish the beautiful summer murmurs forever. Meet IDAM recent winners of Interior Lifestyle Awards.IDAM is a sanskrit word that means in-the-moment. IDAM was…

Happy Happy Independence Day. Sooooo what follows is something you have never seen on the blog before . Like – NEVER ! We are super excited to style India’s most loved garment-The Saree . We bring you some fresh Sari looks each week for next 3 weeks. All these looks will include latest fashion trends and fads ! We want the young working millennial and college girls to feel as beautiful, stylish and hip as…

A very special post from Kashmir celebrating the eve of India’s 70th Independence Day . I discovered Prateek Kuhad through Tanushree and its definitely  been a great find ! This is piano version of a song called flames . Tanushree says ” I’ve been playing this one on loop, besides the wonderful music and vocals, it resonates with what màay means to me and I hope you like the song ” Meet Tanushree Kaul -…

Some music to set the mood  Nandita has donned many hats –  studied and interned at JNU, NIFT, FIT, Festival of India in Russia, Willi Wear – Willi Smith in New York, Sandy Starkman. She has designed clothes under her own label. Also edited – ‘The Yamuna gently weeps’ by Ruzbeh Barucha and created the first public art project Artiger www.artiger.org ! These days , Nandita plays the role of Founder Member and Mentor  at…