Catalysing craft

Catalysing craft

Mahatma Gandhi’s powerful call of swadeshi and swaraj to his fellow Indians not only created the radical shift that led to the crumbling of imperialism in India, but the call was also equally a beacon to spinners and weavers, the makers by hand, spread across rural India.

The Alpha songbirds

Banawari shyam more, aaj ki rain yahin rahiye’ (‘Oh! My lord Krishna, please stay with me tonight’). This is Kishori Amonkar singing the signature Chota Khayal Bandish (composition) in Sampoorna Malkauns.

Women rights

Women rights to work

Throughout history, society has assigned the role of breadwinner to man and expected him to provide for himself and for his family. A woman has all along been assigned the role of a helpmate, to look after the family and contribute wherever possible, to the earnings of the family. The role of women in India