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Because every big dream begins with Chhoti si Asha Bebaak is an urdu word synonymous of  bold & upfront. Zeal to promote the  hand woven and craft inspired contemporary  products inspired Kavita to start Bebaak. Bebaak focuses on developing contemporary products inspired from handwoven textile & hand crafted work. Our core value is to bring recognition to the heritage skills & craft. After graduating from Delhi University Kavita did her masters in marketing from…

A haveli or a palace vacation is something we all yearn for.  They take us back to another era of kings & queens , impeccable hospitality and  sumptuous food . But what I of course love about staying in a haveli is the decor . Although I know I can’t make my house look like a Rajasthan Royal Bungalow , but there are little things which can add that charm . This post is…

The name Shiuli comes from one of Tagore’s poems and since Uma was so wonderful that she let me choose the music so here it goes. Uma brand’s founder and designer says – Shiuli is also known by the name coral jasmine. It is a monsoon blossom that blooms at night and fills the air with a deep fragrance. A student of literature I love the works of Tagore and it was in his books that…

Grab a coffee , play this music  because if this music doesn’t help you survive this week, then some eye candy that follows will definitely help you sail this long week. Baise Gaba (derived from the Marwari dialect, means traditional clothing) is true to it’s name. The roots of Rajasthan make the base of this brand. You will find the most intricate handwork and the use of most vibrant colors- an authentic Rajasthani blend. Baise…

Aanchal is the founder and creative director of Brandless and has been working full time on it. Besides brandless, she also  works on different projects . But Brandless is something which takes up a major part of her day. Saree – mum’s handloom , clutch – Brandless “I have been learning kathak for the past 4 years now from Pt. Birju Maharaja’s institute Kalasharam. That’s something I love doing as it helps me rejuvenate and…

Sometimes its just one name which says it all. But first the music Zoyashi is blend of two names Zoya- which means Life and Tashi means Auspicious. The meaning was very apt for the new venture (Zoyashi) as it was a new chapter to for Dimple in the  designing world (Life & Auspicious) also the names of her  twin daughters. Fearless you look and, move with zeal, it’s vibrant always the emotion you feel…

Justina Blakenley in her book  The New Bohemians describes a “Folksy Bohemian” as – When a home is so full of arts and crafts that it blurs the lines between maison and museum , you’ve entered the home of a folksy bohemian . Their homes revolve around family . Heirlooms and keepsakes take center stage. Every piece of art comes with a story of a grandmother or a quirky family trip. Packed with tales of…

Saloni recommended Rajasthani folk music for the post- so here is one of our favorites – the Kesariya Balam. I love Gulabo because they are different. They follow their own heart and create designs which are traditional yet contemporary. PITR favorites will always be their Anarkalis . From pastel  soft block printed cottons to more ornate festive wear – Gulabo has something for everyone. Obviously the name had to be Gulabo, because it’s a pink…

This is my third favorite Angadi cotton sari – which we are going to again style in three different ways. It is a beautiful saffron Cotton Phulia saree. Until a few years ago the Phulia cluster was known for its cotton saris and exclusive handwoven scarves that were exported worldwide. In recent years the cluster underwent a revolutionary change that has resulted in an entirely new genre of saris. Given today is Ganesh Chaturthi ,…

Our giveaway winner for the beautiful olive scarf from Charu Desi is Suman. Suman please send me your address and contact details so the team at Charu Desi can send you scarf as soon as possible. In other news , Peacocks in the Rain completed its first baby year while I was doing the #makeinindia campaign . I was so busy launching the designers , sharing beautiful homes and admiring some fashionistas that it kind…