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Mediya

Mediya

Lying in the western frontiers of India, the Gujarat province with its 1600 km long coastline has been the centre…
Dhokra

Dhokra

“If an image has to be made, it must be made of wax first” Vishnusamhita, 5th century AD. Under clouds…
Banarasi from Varanasi

Banarasi from Varanasi

“Older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend—and looks twice as old as all of them put together."-…
Mother’s love

Mother’s love

On a winter afternoon in the Himalayas, whether it is the foothills of Uttarakhand or the sublime valleys in the…
Bead jeweled!

Bead jeweled!

An adolescent girl is sitting on the porch of a neatly arranged hut, fiddling with glass beads and threads, making…
Cased treasures…

Cased treasures…

A carpet of dried maple leaves and the sound of two pairs of tiny feet squirreling around, crushing them beneath,…
Nandna

Nandna

From the plateaus of Madhya Pradesh, to the arid Thar Desert of Rajastha, to those of salt along the coastal…
Stairway from heaven

Stairway from heaven

According to a myth of a tribe in north-eastern India, all human beings descend on earth with the help of…
Tanka-kaam

Tanka-kaam

Over a century ago, when the world was bereft of any mechanical looms, the fabrics could only be made manually…
Chained with love ~ Aarikam Kashmir

Chained with love ~ Aarikam Kashmir

As claimed by a local legend, a ‘Raffoogar’(darner) named Alibaba lived in the valley of Kashmir. He was proficient in…
Sikki

Sikki

A haat bazaar in Sitamarhi district of Bihar is abuzz with villagers, children springing around the toy seller, plundering his…
Home is where the cart is…

Home is where the cart is…

A bullock cart (Gadi) wheels through a village trail, carrying all the basic household commodities that a ‘Gadia Lohar’ (nomadic…
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