From the House of Rainbow – Colour Love # 3 – ORANGE

The colour of the rising sun, orange, has a beauty of its own. Imagine the darkness of night being dispelled by the first rays of the sun in deep orange hue sending sparkles of hope for a new day; isn’t the thought rejuvenating in itself. That’s what signifies this colour – vitality, joy, cheerfulness and…

From the House of Rainbow – Colour Love #2 – RED

We are back with the feature featuring your favourite colour. We’ve already had pink talk about its supple beauty. To all of you whose wardrobe we see dominated with red, here’s telling you how much you love the youth in you. Youth, mind you, is not a time of life. It is state of mind;…

From the House of Rainbow – Colour Love #1 – Pink

There is a reason why we don’t see the world in black and white. It is because nature always wears the COLOURS of the spirit. Colours are the smiles of nature and like feature; they follow the changes of the emotions. Aren’t we all in love with colours; after all we want vibrance, liveliness, sprightliness,…

The southern splendour of Kanjeevaram

Southern beauty to drool over! Hey, we are not talking of South Indian actresses! Agreed they are beautiful, but right now we are drooling over the beauty of Kanjeevaram silk – the undisputed crowning glory of the world of sarees. Brought a smile on your face? Well, quite possible then, that like us (like all…

The intricacy and delicacy of Chikankari

Lucknow is known for many things besides its ‘tehzeeb’ (etiquette). Its history, politics, food, clothes, music, culture, language – the list goes on. If you ask us, the Nawabon ka seher is most famous for ‘chicken’. Choose whether to eat it or wear it, we are sure you will love either!! Jokes apart, Chikan work…

Madhubani – the art of expression

Painting is a unique form of expression; a kind of creativity which speaks of admiration without words. When the canvas is a cloth, or more than that a nine yard fabric, the outcome is stupendous! Yes, we are talking of painting done on a saree. When we talk of it, there are vivid images of…

!!!Parsi Day Special!!

Our country boasts of a rich cultural heritage by housing people of different religious belief, practices and sect. One such lively community are those of Parsis. The Parsis in India are descendants of those who when humiliated in their homeland in Persia due to their separate religious identity were given refuge in India. Keeping their…

Exquisite Zardozi Art

Passion for embroidery in India goes back a long long way. Timeless and unbounded by the shackles of trend, they continue to rule the charts much like before if not more. One such embroidery form done by metallic threads (earlier gold or silver) which date back to Vedic times is zardozi work. Impressively ornamental and…

!!Independence Day Special!!

72 years and counting! Yes, we are talking of age; our country’s age past the independence in 1947. Even though the existence of our country dates back to the earliest civilisations in the history of mankind; it was in 1947 that we were finally able to break the shackles of foreign rule. Old is definitely…

Shikargah sarees and dupattas – a rarity of its own!

When it comes to weaving or art work of fabrics, Banaras is one name to reckon with. Rich and ancient in cultural diversity, the place houses craftsmen who have been adept in their work since generations. You won’t find a wedding trousseau in India without a Banarasi work saree; such is the glamour and brand…