Craftsmen

The toys that made them!

The toys that made them!

What day or date it is cannot be said with certainty because every day on the streets of this village,…
Back from the memory lane…

Back from the memory lane…

Azaan from the nearest mosque wake his senses & like every other day, Sardar Hussain sets out with his little…
From Cocoon to Carpets…

From Cocoon to Carpets…

As the sun rises, the valley spreads like an enormous exquisitely patterned carpet… unrolling gently along the hillside like a…
Chappa chappa charkha chale

Chappa chappa charkha chale

"I am convinced that swaraj cannot come so long as the tens of millions of our brothers and sisters do…
Dhana Murti

Dhana Murti

“What can you do with a rice grain? You can feed it to the crow, Or even a pigeon if…
Mediya

Mediya

Lying in the western frontiers of India, the Gujarat province with its 1600 km long coastline has been the centre…
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…
I weave your name on the loom of my mind

I weave your name on the loom of my mind

जब मैं था तब हरि नहीं, अब हरि हैं मैं नाहिं। प्रेम गली अति सॉंकरी, तामें दो न समाहिं।। These lines were written by Kabir, one of the greatest poets to grace Indian mainland. The word 'Kabir'…
The Indian Craftsmen

The Indian Craftsmen

A point of interest is the extreme simplicity of the craftsman's tools and methods. The painter's brushes, for example, are made of…
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…
Bagh – The story of a Journey

Bagh – The story of a Journey

We asked a simple question – “what is your history”, not knowing what stories have we invited to unfold before…
Thewa

Thewa

There are some who need a tree to meditate. And some who need music. But then there are those, who fend for…
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