A Date with Design and More at Windmill Design Festival 2015

Over the last few years, the studios of Windmill Interiors and Pradeep Sachdeva Design Associates (PSDA) at Aya Nagar on the Delhi-Haryana border have become the focus of a creative community that often… Continue reading

The Geometric Genius of Toda Tribal Embroidery

This red and black play on cloth is an embroidery so fine that it looks like weaving. Toda embroidery created by the Toda tribe inhabiting the Niligiris, is reversible and they consider the… Continue reading

Dear holi, come soon.

Each year it makes us wait… only to come and go away in a day…! This year let’s decide… to make it   s t a y     a     l i… Continue reading

Charma Chitrakari of Andhra Pradesh

We are no more than a moving row of magic shadow-shapes that come and go round with sun-illumined lantern held in midnight by the Master of the Show. —From the Rubaiyat of Omar… Continue reading

For Art’s Sake: An Afternoon at the India Art Fair, Delhi

You could have been excused for mistaking it for an amusement park. Toddlers running amok and families sitting about munching fast food on a Saturday afternoon is a very atypical introduction to an… Continue reading

To Alwar and Back in a Heartbeat

The yellow of her odhni, of the mustard in the breeze, of the unabashed sun. It is the color that follows you through the dusty roads that lead out of Delhi and towards… Continue reading

The Art of Chess – Event in Town

Flavored Indian sweetmeats, or ladoos, rusted iron boxes, ageing ceramic figurines, glittering glass bottles of perfumes….. No, we aren’t talking about a walk down a Sunday flea market, or a village bazaar on… Continue reading

Raja Ravi Varma and The Royal Gaekwad Collection

The Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, housed within the Lakshmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara, India, carries some of the most unique European and Indian art works, that were collected by Maharaja Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad… Continue reading

Treasures from Nagaland

The Nagas have a rich tradition of art and craft rooted in a lifestyle that has always been in harmony with the environment they live in. Their utility items, weapons, costumes and textiles… Continue reading

The Embroidery of Life: Needle Crafts and Colors of Kutch

Amidst the barren desert landscape of the western border towns of India, smatterings of color are a representation of life, appearing as adornments on the bodies of the beautiful tribes. Embroidery, here, is… Continue reading