Abolishing Handloom, Handicraft Boards during COVID-19 crisis is hasty move, reflecting govt's neglect of sectors

The government should be supporting a traditional and informal sector that supports poorer sections across the country.

Reviving the Trinjan

An effort to empower rural women and reimagine their agency through revival of art and craft of weaving in Punjab

Kutch’s Wagad or Kala cotton: Back from the (almost) dead

Desi cotton could replace a majority of the area that is currently under American cotton, in light of climate change-related weather vagaries...

Weaving Transformations

In weaving carpets on a handloom is constant thought, innovation, passion, satisfaction, and dedication going into it, as well as freedom, ...

A lost desi cotton heritage

Government needs to diversify the seed availability, regulate illegal seeds and tighten laws so farmers have a real choice, not a Hobson’s one.

The peacocks of Yeola

... keeping alive a centuries-old legacy, while innovating to keep pace with changing tastes.

The dyers of Kotpad

Kotpad brick reds are among the most beautiful organically dyed reds in Indian handlooms

Where children Defy odds to make a future

After a few months, I can hand over the responsibility of the space to the locals who take ownership of everything, including the financials.

मालधारियों से सीखना होगा (in Hindi)

आज जलवायु बदलाव के दौर में परंपरागत ज्ञान टिकाऊ विकास के लिए जरूरी हो गया है। इसमें मालधारियों की जीवनशैली मार्गदर्शक बन सकती है।

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