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“Beauty of style, harmony, and grace solemnly depends on simplicity and an Indian woman draped in pleated saree symbolizes the essence of raw beauty and simplicity.”   India has been a home to some of the most exquisite fabrics since time immemorial, boundaries of which boasts their exclusivity. The traditional Indian saree is one which is neither machine made, nor the fabric of which is imported from other countries. The traditional handloom sarees thus form…

Original post available at the Angadi Galleria’s Blog here Why Textiles are a part of our National Heritage By: K.Radharaman, Founder, CEO & Design Head, House of Angadi The rich cultural heritage that has been bequeathed to us by our ancestors is a source of great strength and pride to each one of us. I have always held that our cultural values were the source of our greatness as a civilization and shall remain at…

Remember those boring history lessons when you would be busy doodling in corners of the notebooks while the teacher narrated years and years of war stories. Or maybe Maths made you doodle too . Doodling can be serious form of art and also an extremely entertaining form of story telling. The Barber’s dilemma is a story compilation by Koki Oguma who loves people watching and wandering around the neighbourhoods of Tokyo. He loves to doodle…

Takshni means the chisel in Sanskrit,  a tool for carving out tangible manifestations of creativity. It belongs to the realm of human expression where the hands of the creator work in sync with his imagination and inspiration transcending the usual and the mundane. But before we reveal more about the beautiful handcrafted products – here is some music to enjoy in the background. Richa Uppal , founder and creative head, alumnus of University of…

First the music Ukti means expression in Sanskrit. The brand was founded by Seethal Sharma and Supriya Suriyanarayanan, with Seethal’s husband Srinivasa HR lending a huge helping hand. Ukti’s philosophy is to create simple, comfortable & affordable clothes for the women of today & tomorrow, that can help them express themselves outside of the moulds & boxes created for them. By creating a duet of Indian fabrics & contemporary styles, they are  hoping to create an…

First some music . Something I have been hooked on to recently. “Manjal” translates to both “Turmeric” and as well the color “Yellow” in Tamil . Yellow is the most gleaming of all the colors of the spectrum, therefore, capturing our attention more than any other color. Yellow is the color of happiness, brightness and of sunshine. Food, Health, Beauty, and more importantly, Happiness – it is an essential component for an every day life!…

First some music to go with the spirit of Rasa-lila . The  brand founded by the effervescent Darshana Bhanushali is a witness to a beautiful communion of the two beautiful and high spirited tribes – The Adivasi and The rabari The meaning of rasa-lila is ‘Dance of love and passion’. It is so vivacious and graceful, and that is the spirit of the brand. Journey of Rasalila “After we got married, within 10 days of…

This is my last post for 2017. Its been a wonderful year. I learnt so much about Indian crafts , discovered some super creative  Indian brands who are doing some wonderful work with #handmade and sustainable fashion . Also travelled a little bit and visited the historic beautiful regal city of Bikaner. We stayed in the recently renovated Narendra Bhawan Bikaner – where the last maharaja of Bikaner Shri Narendra Singh Ji stayed. Much has…

 First the music which perfectly describes the Coloroso woman . Imagine  Audrey Hepburn, Rekha, Jayabhaduri, Sharmila Tagore, Aparna Sen, Konkona Sensharma, Mini Mathur, Tisca Chopra, Arundhuti Roy, Shobha Dey and yourself !   Joydeep describes himself as a salesman and a proud one. He passed out of a Calcutta University Management course on Sales and Marketing and  joined an FMCG multinational  and started selling dantmanjan in the rural areas of UP, Bihar and Bengal before getting posted…

Music  Nadiya Paar literally translates to ‘leave behind the old and sail forward to the new’. The brand aims in an organic growth by following sustainable processes and also in the development of community through a holistic approach. Founded by Megha Kanera a NIFT alumnus, the brand is driven by passion invoked from the nature, raw materials and textile techniques of the various weaving clusters in India. Megha is a mother of a eight-year-old boy…