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The Beginning

Planting seeds for better future

We all know what it is like to live in an environment with burgeoning garbage dumps. Maybe, not all of us but most of us have seen those plastic bags and bottle overflowing from the municipality dustbins which are kept at every few meters. An argument: "Maybe the govt.  should...

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Extracting from Common Sense: A Social History of Natural Dyes in India- Part I

Fabrics in natural dyes have been with us since the earliest, major civilizations were around. By this time, people in Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Indus Valley civilizations were draping themselves in single piece fabric, knotted, pleated or tucked by belts. These were plain, white fabric (or in Hindi, “kora”) etched in our...

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A truly God’s own Country.

Before being in Kerala I read about it in a book called “handmade in India”. It states that white cotton sarees and other simple yet elegant craft of Kerala represents its true nature. And so I started a journey to explore the simplicity and sustainability of Kerala. Yes, Kerala indeed...

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What is handloom anyway?

Someone once had an argument with me on why in this era of technology we are sticking to handloom. It is laborious and time taking. That day i was convinced that khaadi and handloom will eventually disappear. Why people in the villages should continue doing laborious jobs while urbanites in...

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