Tanjore Art

Tanjore Art

Tanjore or Tanjavur art immediately brings to mind gold, precious stones and cherubic Krishnas. It is the art of the royalty which truly flourished as it is today under the rule of the Marathas. Initially adorning walls of temples and palaces, it slowly...

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Beauty of Handmade

Beauty of Handmade

This was the eighth annual collective by AHH (a not for profit organization), but the first one that I attended. I had plans of being there every day but couldn't make it on the last day. It was such a colourful treat that coming away from it every day was...

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Kaavad from Rajasthan

Kaavad from Rajasthan

He does not tire easily...in the forty minutes that I was there, Dwarka Prasad Jangid easily re told the story of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Meena and Krishna at least three times. And how! With pictures painted on the panels of the Kaavad from Rajasthan, a...

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Madhubani by Vidushini Prasad

Madhubani by Vidushini Prasad

When I came across the stall of Madhubani by Vidushini Prasad at the annual collective of A Hundred Hands, I immediately started with all the questions that I had for her. This was a great opportunity for me to meet such a talented artist who is in an...

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Experience Handmade

Experience Handmade

It was the first day at the eighth annual handmade collective of A Hundred Hands at Bangalore. Though I was there for most of the day, I could not visit all the stalls. Each stall was so unique, colourful and intriguing, that I just could not go...

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Inscription Stones Of Bangalore

Inscription Stones Of Bangalore

Old inscription stones of Bangalore -At first glance, you would think they were illegible and in a language not known to you. But on closer inspection of the pictures you realise it's in Kannada. Of the 150 (Only within Bangalore) recorded by Mr. B L Rice...

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The Puppet Show

The Puppet Show

Looks like its Raining Puppets! After my post on the Puppet Making Workshop, I had an opportunity to see a Puppet show at Sankalpa School. I could feel their excitement in the air. They were all curious to see what it was that would enfold before them when...

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Puppet Making Workshop

Puppet Making Workshop

Having a child who is five and loves watching TV, I am always on the lookout for activities beyond the couch. When Taneira Jayanagar organised the puppet making workshop, I was among the first to register. The puppet making workshop was in line with their...

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A Hundred Hands

A Hundred Hands

'A Hundred Hands' brings home the realisation, that the beauty and sense of satisfaction that we get in anything handmade is unparalleled. And we are lucky that we come from centuries of this tradition. Our independence is also a witness to this phenomenal...

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Diwali

Diwali

A long break from writing...and not by design let me tell you. Immediately after Diwali I was all set to share my Diwali with all of you. But that weekend my friend who visited me told me to start immediately with the school hunting for my child and I was...

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Bakula Nayak

Bakula Nayak

Here I am writing of an artist, Bakula Nayak whose work is a love story with elements of the fairy tale and whimsy. And I can only think of what a lovely person she is. Shall I tell you of the artist, her journey, her work or her home? It’s been days since...

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Bombehabba at Sankalpa

Bombehabba at Sankalpa

"Amma, who is that giant?", "Krishna is trying to steal benne!","Such cute chairs!" There is no end to the questions and exclamations. Curiosity and enthusiasm are the secrets to a life filled with wonder. The bombehabba brings this wonder not just to the...

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Swarna Jewellers – The Goddess Beckons

Swarna Jewellers – The Goddess Beckons

This season is all about the Goddess and her different forms. And I am all inspired by the Devi. Celebrating all that is feminine, I wanted to do a blog post on jewellery featuring the Goddess. As I was thinking of approaching a jewellery house, I could...

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Onamotsav Day2 at the ECA

Onamotsav Day2 at the ECA

Day 2 of the Onamotsav was bright and beautiful. After the wonderful function of Day 1, Day2 began with the Pookkalam competitions, the sadhya and the Onaraagangal with the members participating with lots of enthusiasm, showcasing their musical talent.  ...

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Pookkalam

Pookkalam

Pookkalam the flower carpet. Pookkalam is what I like best, The colours of mother earth and nature The greens, reds, oranges and yellows All so fresh and clear I take my time and linger In the garden and the yard It is that time of the year That is so...

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