“Stories from Channapatna”

A Chettinad boy, Karthik Vaidyanathan is excitedly reviving their 200 year old toy-craft with VARNAM- a social enterprise that works with the Channapatna artisans to create lifestyle products, jewellry & toys. This traditional craft was originally brought to India by Persian King Tipu Sultan in the 18th century. Varnam smartly imbibes the buzzwords of the 21st century-…