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Makarsankranti

Festivals in India are mainly a day to socialize and symbolize togetherness and joyfulness. Makar Sankranti is regarded as important for spiritual practices and is a day dedicated to the Lord Sun. It marks the Sun’s transit into Makara (Capricorn) marking the end of winter solstice and beginning of longer days. It is considered auspicious… Continue reading Makarsankranti

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Handlooms – a regal choice

Handloom fabrics are essentially fabrics that are woven by hand on a manually- operated loom, with the most commonly used one being the pit loom. This is an age-old traditional craft that is now a booming industry in the fashion arena. The handloom industry involves a community that has been practicing an artisanal skill or… Continue reading Handlooms – a regal choice

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Rajasthani traditions in abundance – Camel Fair of Pushkar

The traditional Indian festival of the annual Camel Fair at Pushkar has surpassed the original intention to attract camel traders to now become a major tourist attraction. It is a fascinating sight to see thousands of camels converge on the tiny desert town of Pushkar and witness the cultural festivities that are a part of… Continue reading Rajasthani traditions in abundance – Camel Fair of Pushkar

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The embodiment of all art converges at Rann

Kutch is not part of the usual tourist trail. Its spectacular views, with the amazing sea of white sand stretching endlessly, beyond the horizons, are what keep you enraptured, to the core. The breathtaking escapade of the Rann of Kutch becomes all the more alluring in the winters when the beauty reaches it's paramount and… Continue reading The embodiment of all art converges at Rann

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Sukhī durgā pujō

The festival of Durga Puja which reveres and pays homage to Goddess Durga is predominantly celebrated in the eastern part of the country. The ten days festival which culminates on Dussehra is marked by scripture recitations, revelry, gift exchanging, family visits, feasting and visiting Pandals. As per mythology, the festival marks the victory of Goddess… Continue reading Sukhī durgā pujō

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Celebrate Gandhi Jayanti with Baapu’s Favourite – Handloom

Gandhiji was much more of an icon than just a freedom fighter. In his relentless pursuit for national freedom, he made sure that we were free of dependence on others too. A bid to make one self – sufficient and self – providers, he expounded his views on handloom and practiced in himself. He also… Continue reading Celebrate Gandhi Jayanti with Baapu’s Favourite – Handloom

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Trending Now – Chanderi

The pride of draping fabric is not just about trends and fashions. It is a metaphor for timeless feminity, a synonym for tasteful sensuality. When we pick a particular artform to wear it to an occasion, we reflect our choice in our personality which mirrors who we are. The modern woman wants the dressing to… Continue reading Trending Now – Chanderi

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Handlooms – The Identity of India and its artisans.

The connoisseur of textiles will agree that handloom reign supreme. There is a distinctive royal appeal to them coupled with the diversity of patterns and texture. As we move into an age of eco-friendliness, it becomes all the more relevant to help handloom find a prominent place in our heart and wardrobe. Handloom fashions are… Continue reading Handlooms – The Identity of India and its artisans.