Dhonekhali – Celebrating Simplicity

It sometimes amazes me, how being born in a district with three prominent weaving clusters of Bengal, I did not visit any of them until February, 2018. Hooghly district of West Bengal is home to..

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Ilkal – The Forgotten Queen of the South

It was already 7:30 pm and we were clueless about Platform No.15 of the Kempegowda Terminal 1 bus stand. One security guard pointed to an overbridge while another asked us to march straight. Shu..

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The Begumpur Connect

Growing up in Bengal, I have always seen the women in my life drape cotton sarees - the ‘Chappa’ (block print) sarees, ‘Suti’ (soft mul cotton) sarees and the popular Bengal Tant. My nat..

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Chronicles of Ajrakhpur

I could not have been more excited about the trip to the Rann of Kutch! There was, definitely, the excitement of seeing the white Rann, but I must admit that my secret plan of stealing some time..

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Ethical Fashion: Let’s Start Talking

I still recall the month of September, as a child, a visitor with a treasure trove of sarees wrapped up in a fabric, came knocking at the door. As he was welcomed, h..

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The Ode of Kantha

‘Kantha’. The word takes me back to my childhood, when the complexities of life had not arrived and altered the innocence of a little, small town girl. In those days, winter afternoons were ..

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