Stone Carving in Tamil Nadu

Stone Carving has been an ancient craft in Kanyakumari district due to the patronage of religious architecture and sculpture by the ruling dynasties of South India. The skills of carving idols in granite are unique in Tamil Nadu   as the carving tradition is still true to translating the scared scriptures. In Kanyakumari, the 133 ft tall…

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Walnut Wood Carving

I travel to different places in search of its local craft. I was fortunate to witness the exquisite handmade carpets in making, and then one of the oldest manufacturers of Walnut Wood furniture and other products. Walnut wood carving is an ornamental craft process that is virtually unique to Kashmir due to the concentration of…

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Mahatta & Co.

With the title only, I don’t need to explain more about this post. The great Mahatta & Co. doesn’t need any introduction in New Delhi. Their landmark store in Connaught Place is must go for all the photography lovers. Last month, on my holiday to Kashmir and Gulmarg, I coincidentally ended up to their Store-Cafe-Museum…

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Carpet makers from Srinagar

Finally, after a long break, here I am with my next post on the beautiful craft of our country. I have already written about the Carpets/Kaleen makers of KASHMIR before also http://wp.me/s3K6oK-kaleen But, last month on my trip to Gulmarg and Srinagar, I finally got the golden chance to witness carpet making in front of…

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Escape to Hamta

It’s been really long, that I couldn’t write on my blog page. A lot of things are going on and 2017 has brought big challenges along with it. But, I’m hoping to bring you some exciting posts from next month onwards. We all should take a break from our daily schedule in the urban cities.…

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Town of toys

Year 2016 is passing by on fast forward mode. I’m occupied in multiple projects at this time and I apologize for the gap of 3 months in writing a new post. I had been travelling, exploring new crafts and nature. In August, I got the chance to travel down to Coorg (Karnataka). It was the…

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Box camera from Jaipur

This year is running too fast. I can’t believe February is also going to end in couple of weeks. Taking pictures is something I enjoy on every walk I take. Some makes sense and some are just for me, like random thoughts. While I was in Jaipur a month back, I got to meet Surendra…

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Jaipur week

Year 2016 started with a lot of work and new challenges. Since 2011, I am visiting Jaipur in the month of January for the Literature festival. This year also, I spent a week in exploring Jaipur. Unlike, last few years, this time it was more exciting. Day 1 started with attending the talk of legendary…

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Shantiniketan

Year 2014 was pretty exciting for me. I did some solo travels and got to experience life outside the comfort zone. It was from a long time that I was planning for a trip to Calcutta (West Bengal). They say that December would be the best month to visit there. Hence, I took my last…

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