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‘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

Kirrt project: Postcards from the Past

October 13, 2018 1:02 am

Kirrt is a project that documents craftspeople, artisans and artists of Punjab in an effort to showcase and promote their work

Naveen announces compensation package

October 22, 2013 3:18 am

The minimum assistance was set at Rs 2,000.

Worthy of Worship

August 01, 2013 3:22 am

With Ganeshotsav approaching,artisans gear up with their creations for the state’s predominant festival

Artisans still unaware of government schemes

February 04, 2010 1:39 am

A Training programme at the Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute (MGLI) has exposed how very few handicrafts and handloom artisans are aware of the welfare schemes they are entitled to.


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)