‘Patram’- your festive spoil at kamala

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was an Indian social reformer and freedom fighter. She was the driving force behind the renaissance of Indian handicrafts, handlooms, and theatre in independent India; and for the upliftment of the socio-economic standard of Indian women by pioneering the co-operative movement. Cultural institutions like National School of Drama, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Central Cottage Industries Emporium, and the…

Contemporized tribal art at United Art Fair

Six months ago Delhi Crafts Council was approached by Peter Nagy, a Delhi-based gallery owner, to create a collection of traditional tribal and folk art for the United Art Fair in Delhi. They worked with eight artisans to create over fifty pieces especially for the United Art Fair and were thrilled to see their works…

European options for zen-like spaces

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add but when there is nothing left to take away” – Antoine De Saint Exupery Shopping at Salone Internazionale del Mobile (World’s largest Interior design Exhibition) held in Italy was an eye opener for Ashish Taneja six years ago. Its incredible variety of bathrooms, workspaces,…

Bohemian-chic Jewellery inspired by Poetry

Jushmi Barooah, a young lass from Golaghat, Assam, loves to talk about her jewellery label Caitanya celebrating each day and it’s playfulness. The idea is make the simplest things look ‘Extraordinary’ , as people immersed in creativity always view everything subjectively. She studied fashion design at NIFT and further garnered more knowledge and individuality from The…