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
Equality is a right and like all rights needs to be upheld and protected in and outside, social, informal and formal institutions. Our vocabulary is expressive of our deepest generational … Continue Reading If She Can Play, We Can Win!
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
Unique,culturally rich and diversely exotic, 71-year-young India continues to cherish its epithet of being ‘incredible’. While much of our lifestyle is accoutered with technologies like AI, we tend to overlook … Continue Reading CraftsBazaar: Leveraging Technology to Drive Rural Inclusivity in a Global Context
India should be proud of its rich tapestry of heritage crafts and highly skilled artisans. But thousands of rural artisans across the country struggle to market their products and … Continue Reading CraftsBazaar : connecting the rural artisan to a global audience
Every nuance has meaning and every move is an expression that draws the audience into the narrative, as individual characters reveal their place in the story. Folk dance and song … Continue Reading Tradition and Pagentry from Karnataka
The lost-wax technique, has been practised with devotion by Arun’s family for three generations. Like all fine art and craft, it’s takes painstaking dedication to acquire in terms of skill … Continue Reading Meet the Master Series: Shree Ajay Kumar, Dhokra Craft, Chattisgarh, India
“I Make Wooden Printing Blocks Using Sheesham Wood Which Vary In Size And Are Always Two And Three Inches Thick. The Blocks Are Used For Printing On Fabric, Body Tattoo, … Continue Reading Meet the Master Series: Shree Ajmal Khan, Woodwork Artisan of Saharanpur, Uttar-Pradesh, India
Paintings of inspirational leaders, visionaries, Saints and simply soul-stirring topics make this artisan a Master of this unique craft. It takes incredible skill and endurance as every stitch adds a … Continue Reading Meet the Master Series: Shree Arun Kumar, Thread-painting, Punjab, India
Meet the Master Series: Shree Subhash Chandra Gowda, Master-painter in Water Colours, Karnataka, India
” Based In Shikaripura, Shimoga And Having A Diploma In Fine Art From S S B S S School Of Art Rathihalli, Bfa From Ksou And With 18 Years Of … Continue Reading Meet the Master Series: Shree Subhash Chandra Gowda, Master-painter in Water Colours, Karnataka, India
“I Come From The Southern State Of Karnataka Which Is Famous Its Palaces, Temples, Traditional Crafts And Weaving. I Am A Self-Taught Painter And Started Painting From A Young Age … Continue Reading Meet the Master Series: Shree Anil Kumar Oil and Acrylic Paintings, Karnataka, India
All that Glitters…is worth more than Gold. Settled In Delhi, Mohd Mahtab Creates Beautiful And Stylish Women’s Accessories He embroiders using Zari-golden or silver thread and pearls or coloured beads … Continue Reading Meet the Master Series: Shree Mohd Mahtab Khan