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LIFE

 |  2-minute read
Handloom, Indira Gandhi, Modi fashion, Lok Sabha elections 2019

PM Modi, Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi: Who wins Lok Sabha 2019 with fashion?

Cowboy hats and denim jeans gave way to namesake kurtas and handloom sarees for the Lok Sabha 2019 elections. But whose style will you vote for?

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Make in India, Textile industry, Handloom, Sui dhaaga

Sui Dhaaga and textile economics: Can the handloom romantics uplift the poor?

The country can fare better by welcoming market forces, and not demonising them.

VARIETY

 |  Wild Ways  |  6-minute read
Handloom, Saree, Wildlife, Birdwatching

When I decided to go birdwatching in a saree

There are more accounts of men in jungles with rolled-up shirt sleeves, colonising the land in their country-side brogues, than of women going through wild spaces.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Andhra Pradesh, Handloom, Sari, Pochampally

What I discovered about weaving saris on a Pochampally Ikat trail

I learnt there's much more to resisting.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Textile Ministry, Textiles, Handloom

Why India lacks a proper policy for textile industry

What will hundreds of artisans do as they grapple with varying turnovers, computer facilities and literacy levels?

ART & CULTURE

 |  7-minute read
Fashion, Textile Ministry, India, Handloom

Everybody is talking about Indian handloom, our designers too should wear it on their sleeve

Rather than making the weavers adapt to our requirements, we have to tailor their produce into new products.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Handloom, Varanasi

How Banaras lost its handlooms to government's apathy

Handloom silk is now extremely difficult to find anywhere in Banaras; older weave patterns and motifs are also rarely found.