The image above captures the glorious freedom of spirit and strong sense of identity that is associated with the nomadic “Banjaras”. The nomadic tribes originate from the desert sands of Rajasthan … Continue Reading Nomadic. Rooted.
This crop of humble origins begins its genesis as fluff around the seeds of the cotton plant, held in a brown casing to keep it secure. This “fluff” of humble … Continue Reading Kapaas: Rendezvous with a Legend
Welcome to the Origins. A place within us all that stands still as Time moves past. Untouched, pristine and Centered. One with Creation, in harmony with Nature and our deepest selves.
This painting by an Indian artist evokes a strong response of fear, exploitation and silent inadequacy, if you’re a woman. I imagine it evokes revulsion and outrage for the majority … Continue Reading Women in Red
November 2006, London It was about mid-night and as is the reality of a multitude of employees in the Global IT industry, I’d commenced yet another day at dawn, to sync-up … Continue Reading One Night and a Stranger.
As the name suggests, this craft is of French-origin and has become a fine addition to the Indian repertoire. Petit point or quite literally, small point, has the fine needlework … Continue Reading Pursuit of Excellence: Petit Point Embroidery
Maheshwar, along the banks of the softly flowing Narmada, located in Madhya Pradesh is known for the legends of Ahilya Bai Holkar, the Saharaarjuna Temple and….the Maheshwari! The Maheshwari saree … Continue Reading Narmada’s Blessing; The Maheshwari. Handloom at its Finest.
Shiva and Shakti, the ultimate power-couple, the great combined force, the celebrated husband and wife who married for love, in the face of parental disappointment, from the land of the … Continue Reading Shiva and Shakti: Equal & Eternally Beloved
Prior to the advent of Cinema and worlds largest film fraternity, Bollywood, Tollywood, Mollywood and all of the other wonderful regional Indian cinema, entertainment was primarily offered through Story-telling. Ballad-singing … Continue Reading Puppets for Royal Playtime!! Leather puppets of Andhra Pradesh, India
No barriers of age, ability, class or kind...only a group of people, with no common past history, pursuing a common passion, working towards the promise of tomorrow, striving to make a difference...A Team.
when we were carefree, playful and considerate. when we loved our stuffed companion even when its button-eyes fell off and its tail was worn out at the seams. when it … Continue Reading Stuff it! Like we used to when…
Peoples of ancient cultures, indigenous tribes and rural, remote areas retain one basic ethic and that is to simply waste nothing. This ancient common-sense has over time ironically been delivered … Continue Reading Waste Not Want Not! Recycled Paper Products