An exclusive interview with Mr. Chaganti V.K.Maithreya, author of The Law of Karma- A Theosophical View. This is a book about the theoretical and conceptual framework of the law of karma and related concepts. Mr. Maithreya talks about the real meaning behind karma, what it stands for and how its acknowledgement can create a humungous impact on one’s life. Naqiyah: Can you tell us a … Continue reading Understanding ‘The Law of Karma’
Every couple has a unique love story that shares a special place in their hearts. They capture these stories in the form of photographs, gifts and now-a-days, even text messages! These stories are cherished and incomparable, and are narrated over and over again over family get-togethers and dinner parties, till all of the giggles and inside jokes are out in the open! To make these … Continue reading Doodled wedding invitation cards
Edric Ong from World Craft Council Asia Pacific Region, co-curator of the exhibition, designer and artist, says, “The technique of ikat is practised in at least 28 to 30 countries across all the continents. It is therefore global and stretches across the five regions of the World Crafts Council.” The best thing about ikat is that it is exclusive to the country where it comes … Continue reading Ikat: The millennium old weaving technique
Fun Notebook For Dads! This year, let’s spend some quality time with our dads. The Phoenix Company brings to you just the right medium for a quick and easy way to make time in between our hectic routines. A four-part owl doodled notebook with fun activity sheets in between. The book, when opened has a photo frame on the left and a thank you letter to … Continue reading Father’s day special: Fun notebook for dads!
Bamboo plants are famously said to be lucky and auspicious according to principles of Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra. They make for amazing house warming gifts or act as a good luck charm for people starting a new journey. But what a lot of people don’t know is that this cute, indoor plant has also made its way graciously into the fabric textile industry. Bamboo … Continue reading Bamboo fibre: A good luck charm!
A refreshing summery fruit that’s great for the heat and keeps your digestion problems at bay, it’s yellow in colour, great for aesthetics and your best friend while vacationing on exotic beaches. You’ve guessed it right, we’re talking about pineapples! But what I bet you didn’t know about these luscious fruits is that pineapple fibre is a great ingredient for the making of some beautiful … Continue reading Pineapple fibre for the summer
Jute is a natural fibre which is 100% biodegradable and recyclable, also known as one of the strongest natural fibres. Due to its shiny, silky quality it is called as the Golden Fibre. Jute has the ability to be blended with other synthetic and natural fibres, making it a refreshing change from plain old cotton sarees. Jute silk sarees come in a wide range of … Continue reading Jute: The Golden Fibre!
In today’s day and age, where everything from dark chocolate to rice has become organic, why should the fashion industry be left behind? Banana fibre sarees are not only organic and biodegradable, but they also give an exotic, rich look and are completely cruelty-free! About 500 grams of fibre is required to create one saree and each banana stem would provide about 150 grams of … Continue reading The making of Banana fibre sarees
With a strict plastic ban declared by the government on 1st January 2019, it has now been half a year since the usage of plastics has effectively reduced. But it also makes us wonder, despite all the awareness of its harmful effects and a 6-month long breather since the ban, why are we still seeing and using plastics almost as much as before? Sharing a … Continue reading #WorldEnvironmentDay: Eco-friendly shopping bags
What is Pantone? Pantone provides a universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. They work in three major streams, with more than 10 million designers and producers around the world. Pantone Standards: Pantone revolutionized the printing industry with the colorful PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, an innovative tool allowing for the faithful selection, articulation and reproduction … Continue reading Pantone color of the year: Living Coral