• My Mom Story: On Love

    As part of our ongoing contest asking for special Mom stories, we received an overwhelming response from our readers. Now we’re sharing all these wonderful and heart-warming stories with the world! Here is a beautiful story written by a Jaypore lover. —- A woman only needs five lines of makeup, my grandma would say, lining her […]

  • My Mom Story: A Bond Without Barriers

    Earlier this week, we ran a contest asking people to share their special mom story with us. The response has been so overwhelming that to do justice to all the stories that have been pouring in, we decided to share them with the world! We begin this series with the first story that we received, from […]

  • Mario Miranda, a true Zorba

    His full name was Mario Joao Carlos do Rosario de Britto a Miranda. He was an artist, a cartoonist, an illustrator, a humorist, a traveler, enjoyed a good life and was a true Zorba. He signed off all his artwork simply as ‘Mario’ and was known to the world as Mario Miranda. The entire country […]

  • Odisha Renaissance: Reviving Languishing Crafts

    Along with Odisha’s famed ikats, there are many more art forms, designs and weaving techniques yet to be popularized and find a foot hold in the markets outside Odisha. We are already witnessing slow death of many such textiles – dhala pathar, kala pathar, siminoi, habaspuri, kusumi, original cotton Bomkai etc. In the post-liberalisation phase […]

  • Re-invent your Home with some Pretty Fabric!

    Have you been wanting to do up your space since forever and just can’t afford the time? Are you on a budget and don’t know how and where to get started? Fret not, for help is at hand. Jaypore scours through its favorite décor blogs (we do it all the time!) and gets you décor inspiration […]

  • God in the World: Rabindranath Tagore

    LEAVE this chanting and singing and telling of beads! Whom dost thou worship in this lonely dark corner of a temple with doors all shut? Open thine eyes and see thy God is not before thee! He is there where the tiller is tilling the hard ground and where the pathmaker is breaking stones. He […]

  • Re-interpreting Rohida

    A brush with India has always been very stimulating for many a wandering soul, especially souls with a creative bent of mind. For years, travelers, writers, photographers, artists and the spiritually inclined have been drawn to this land that is a living laboratory of the most varied cultures and traditions, landscapes and streetscapes, the many […]

  • The Regional Flavours and Global Language of IKAT Weaving

    The word IKAT is derived from the Indonesian word Mengikat, meaning to tie. It is a technique that employs resist dyeing similar to tie and dye on warp and/or weft threads prior to weaving. Alteration to the bindings and dyeing in more than one colour and removal of all bindings produce multicoloured patterns on weaving. […]

  • Tree of Life: The Many Unique Interpretations of this Ancient Symbol

    The Tree of life concept appears in science, philosophy, religion and mythology and alludes to the interconnection of all life on our planet, serving as a metaphor for our common descent. It is a symbol that appears in nearly every ancient culture. With the branches reaching for the sky, and deep roots into the earth, […]

  • The Bauls of West Bengal

          “Emotions and essence of life has remained the same over the years, so have the stories. The universal message of love in Baul music draws people looking for relief from life’s troubles.” –          Lakhan Das Baul       Dressed in saffron robes, with their hair uncut and coiled, wearing beads made of […]