Craft

  • Clay Craft launches new range with 400 new products July 26, 2014

    Ceremic tableware manufacturer and retailer Clay Craft on Saturday launched 400 new product ranges in Fine Bone China in Jaipur. The group, generating Rs 200 crore revenues per annum in household, institutional, retail and hospitality segments, also announced its growth target to achieve 35 per cent growth year-on-year. "We are focusing on...
  • Clay Craft offers 20 per cent discount to buyers who will vote April 16, 2014

    Fine bone-China and ceramic tableware manufacture Clay Craft has announced a discount of 20 per cent on its products for those customers who would cast their votes. "To encourage the voting among youths, the initiative was taken. The discount of 20 per cent on retail outlets in Jaipur will be available from...
  • Clay Craft India acquires Jaipur Ceramics April 7, 2014

    Fine bone-china and ceramic tableware maker Clay Craft India has acquired Jaipur Ceramics Pvt Ltd (JPCL) brand and plans to double its distributor and retailer network. The acquisition of JCPL's brand will see a parallel branding of both JCPL and Clay Craft products in the market, a company official said. "We will...
  • Delhi: Self-help group helps women gain financial independence September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: A self-help group in the heart of Nizamuddin Basti is helping women gain financial independence. INSHA Crafts Centre, an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust, provides a livelihood to women residents of the area by providing vocational training in embroidery, tailoring and paper cutting. For women like Tamanna,...
  • Delhi: Sunita Williams interacts with students April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, who is visiting India after returning to India after spending 127 days in space, interacted and shared her experiences with students at National Science Centre in New Delhi on Monday. Sunita Williams's itinerary includes visits to Delhi, Mumbai and Gujarat. "I never envisioned to...
  • President to inaugurate Surajkund Crafts Mela today February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Surajkund International Crafts Mela, a 15-day annual cultural extravaganza showcasing the country's rich handicrafts, cuisine and culture, started on Friday on a vibrant note. President Pranab Mukherjee will formally inaugurate the 27th edition of the spectacular event on Saturday. He will use a helicopter to...
  • Pak artisans exchange ideas with Indians at a programme in Delhi January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as the Line of Control remains tense as India and Pakistan accuse each other of violating the ceasefire, there is still 'Aman ki Asha'. Craftsmen from across the border are participating in a skill exchange programme in Delhi and they claim their perception of India has changed...
  • Delhi: Out of the box works displayed at United Art Fair September 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The first edition of the United Art Fair kicked off in Delhi on Thursday. The festival had everything from cars made with fibre glass to cows made of milk packets. It's not every day that one gets to walk along the Rabindranath Tagore street before turning into the...
  • Now, a computer that tells what you are going to do next August 11, 2012

    London: A German designer has developed a computer programme that predicts what people will do next by monitoring their behaviour. Designer Christian Fiebig created Computer Augmented Crafts to assist him with his welding by closely watching his movements with a webcam. The data is fed into an algorithm which makes...
  • Google's 'Zerg Rush' Easter Egg game kills search April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: If you love surprises from Google in the form of Easter Eggs, then here is something new for you to play with. Google's new Easter Egg has now come to the notice, which is quite interactive. It's more of a game that lets you hit and collect scores. No...
  • AI to operate 9 wide-bodied aircraft from Mumbai May 1, 2011

    Mumbai: With the strike by Air India pilots entering the fifth day on Sunday, the national carrier has decided to put into operation nine wide-bodied aircraft, besides a few domestic operations to transport stranded passengers from the city airports. The airline will be operating four Boeing 777's between Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Delhi-Mumbai (two services),...
  • Bazaar of dying crafts in India January 3, 2011

    New Delhi, Jan 3: Paper Machie work on steel, Madhubani paintings on trunks and boxes as well, wood carving traditionally done on blocks now on lamps, mirrors and boxes- Handcrafted items from India and neighboring countries will soon be up on exhibit here. The 24th fortnight-long annual craft bazaar "Crafting Friendships"...
  • Craftsman from Gujarat gets global recognition December 3, 2010

    The last piece of sculpture that Mahendra Shah made, before he passed away on January 12, 2009, was a Jesus on a Crucifix. A keen eye could discern the lines depicting the ribs of a Christ nailed on the crucifix, his legs limp, and the arms weary with the weight...
  • Bye-bye trolls? Blizzard forums to use real names July 8, 2010

    New York: Activision Blizzard Inc.'s move to require people to use their real names if they want to post messages in online forums for games is the latest sign that online anonymity is falling out of favour with many companies. The upcoming change has upset many gamers who prize anonymity and...
  • IAF to post Sukhoi war planes near China border June 2, 2009

    New Delhi: After stationing the Sukhoi Su-30MIK war jets in Tezpur in Assam, the Indian Air Force will post another squadron of its frontline jets at the Chabua air base under its military policy to boost security along the border with China in the northeast. On June 15, four Su-30MKIs will...
  • Air Force grounds Sukhoi-30MKI after crash May 7, 2009

    New Delhi: India's front-line fighter aircraft, the Sukhoi-30MKI has been grounded after last week's shock crash. The Air Force says it must know the cause for the unprecedented crash before it flies the aircraft which it believed was invincible. No time frames have been set for lifting the embargo. In the...
  • IAF denies grounding Sukhoi fleet May 6, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force has denied grounding the fleet of Sukhoi-30 MKI. There were reports that the Indian Air Force had grounded its fleet and summoned experts from Russia to re-examine the aircraft. The aircraft haven't been flown since April 30th. A Sukhoi 30 MKI aircraft crashed in the Pokharan...
  • NCERT to introduce Indian craft in high school October 4, 2007

    New Delhi: High school students will soon have the option to stay away from classes for short spells and do painting, learn pottery and pick up the fine nuances of natural fibre weaving as part of efforts of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to revive dying...
  • Sonia shakes a leg at Surajkund fair June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: It seems that attending meetings and taking crucial decisions is not all that Congress President Sonia Gandhi can do. On Wednesday, she took everyone by surprise when she joined a group of tribal artistes in their traditional dance at the Surajkund craft fair. Her jig, however, gave some tough moments...
  • Condoms, a sizeable issue for Indians December 8, 2006

    New Delhi: Condoms designed to meet international size specifications are too big for many Indian men as their penises fall short of what manufacturers had anticipated, an Indian study has found. The Indian Council of Medical Research, a leading state-run centre, said its initial findings from a two-year study...
  • Making condoms stylish for everyone August 18, 2006

    Toronto: Condoms are very much in style as a fashion accessory at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto, showing up on strait-laced men, shy teenagers and African grandmothers. "There's a great need to de-stigmatize condoms around the world, especially in Africa," Executive Director of The Condom Project, Franck DeRose said. The...