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Thursday, May 19, 2022



Meet Ankita Jaiswal, an entrepreneur from Uttar Pradesh promoting sustainability in art, craft and food

February 09, 2022 11:46 pm

Through her café and gallery 'Brio Art & Café' in Lucknow, Ankita has provided employment to over 250 artisans/craftsmen from the state.

Artisans specialising in Taj miniatures now sculpting idols of gods for livelihood

October 11, 2021 3:34 pm

"Foreign tourists mostly buy miniature models of the Taj Mahal as a souvenir but since the closure of international flights, the demand is far too low," Chandra Bhan, an owner of a factory said.

Sabyasachi responds to open letter by artisan sector over H&M collab

August 18, 2021 4:43 pm

In an open letter, textile revivalist Laila Tyabji, Jaya Jaitly, founder of artisanal collective Dastkari Haat Samiti, The Crafts Council of India, and Calico Printers Cooperative Society Ltd., Sanganer, among others, shared their worry about the collaboration and what it means for the artisan community

Struggling due to pandemic-related restrictions, artisans are designing and selling rakhis

July 29, 2021 4:50 pm

All over the country, artisans have been among the worst hit over the last 18 months and organisations like Dastkari are stepping up to do their bit

‘Our pandemic response strategy has three main pillars: lives, livelihoods and life after COVID'

November 27, 2020 10:50 am

Neelam Chhiber, Co-Founder and Managing Trustee, Industree Foundation, about their ‘POWER’ project that focuses on decentralised ownership for artisans and preparing them to market their handmade products on global platforms

What does it take for the artisans and craftspeople to survive the pandemic?

October 15, 2020 7:10 pm

The handloom and handicrafts sector, which roughly employs 10-15 crore people across the country, has been among the worst affected over the last six months. What is the way forward, if any?

An online fundraiser to help artisans affected by the pandemic

August 13, 2020 9:10 am

The initiative aims to bring the artistic community into the spotlight and give them their due

Can Kashmir's crafts survive the lockdown?

May 06, 2020 3:50 pm

More than 35,000 papier mache artisans in Kashmir are scalding under a prolonged, double lockdown.

A look at the Zakir Hussain Maquette, featuring the maestro in various avatars

January 24, 2020 10:51 am

Dayanita Singh’s latest book is as much about her as it is about tabla virtuoso, Zakir Hussain.

Knitting Their Way to Success

February 05, 2019 12:45 am

A community initiative, Happy Threads, brings hope for a better future to hundreds of women by using needle and yarn as agents of change


A look at pichwai artist Kuldeepak Soni's striking works

October 13, 2021 3:04 pm

Kuldeepak Soni hails from a family of traditional artists from Bhilwara, Rajasthan

Durga Puja ahoy! How artisans toil to get that perfect sculpture

September 18, 2014 10:49 am

As Durga Puja is just around the corner, artisans from Kolkata work overtime in Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi to give these deities a larger-than-life look and feel. (Text and images: Abhimanyu Chakravorty)