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Silk Route

Resham (Silk) is known to mankind since 27th century B.C., the discovery of silk is credited to a Chinese Queen…
Stamps on handicrafts

Stamps on handicrafts

Every postage stamp holds a story within itself. The more you look into their archives, the more you understand the…
History of Ajrakh

History of Ajrakh

A king once grew so fond of his bedspread that he insisted his maids to let it stay on his…
Chandi ka warq

Chandi ka warq

If you are visiting an Indian confectionery store for the first time, you are in for a silver treat, it should not…
The woven willows of Kashmir

The woven willows of Kashmir

Deeply intertwined with the day-to-day lives of the natives, the craft of weaving wicker into baskets, chairs and other utilities…
Matka – The earthen pot

Matka – The earthen pot

When gods and demons were churning the ocean (Sheersagar) for the divine Nectar (Mahamrita), an earthen pot emerged. This is…
Music from the Divine

Music from the Divine

Indian musical instruments owe their existence to the divine. Gandharvas, Kinnaras, Narada, Tumburu are some of the mythological legends discussed…
The story of Indigo

The story of Indigo

In the February of 1615, British naval forces under the command of Nicholas Downton strategically fought against the Portuguese fleet…
Blog ~ 100th post

Blog ~ 100th post

Through the last 99 posts we have toured around alleys, bathed in shadows of vernacular streetscapes, indulged in numerous off…
Blog ~ Have you felt it yet?

Blog ~ Have you felt it yet?

It’s as if the fully matured leaves of the Chinar tree are in perfect synchrony with nature’s music of the fall; as…
Tying a knot to tradition

Tying a knot to tradition

A familiar chatter swells in the air as feet chase the trail of a carelessly flying odhani in the by-lanes…
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