Handicrafts

  • Assocham welcomes special package for Uttarakhand January 16, 2014

    Welcoming the five-year extension to a special package of industrial incentives given to Uttarakhand by the Centre, industry body Assocham on Thursday said it will give a fillip to industrial promotion and job creation in the flood-ravaged state. "It will give the much-needed thrust to industrial promotion and new job generation...
  • Delhi helps Afghan teenagers acquire handicraft skills July 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi is helping Afghan teenagers, who want to move away from war, to acquire handicraft skills as an alternate profession. It is a three-month special skill development programme. One of the teenagers Pervez who lost his two brothers in the war does not want to serve the Afghan army...
  • The industrial designer who changed rural lives December 21, 2011

    Bangalore: Industrial Designer Neelam Chibber founded Mother Earth with the aim of providing markets for rural craftsmen. Chibber and her efforts to give a facelift to rural craftsmanship have not gone unnoticed. Twenty-three-year-old R Satish, a member of the self-help group Ashraya, goes to his busy workshop every morning. His job...
  • Is Indian handloom dying a slow death? December 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Their handspun silks and cottons are sold for thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of rupees and top names endorse their products. But the humble hands that weave classy, elegant fabrics that the world admires are living in penury. The soft rustle of kanjivaram, pochampalli, benarasi and chanderi...
  • Michelle, a style icon in her own right November 9, 2010

    New Delhi: US First Lady Michelle Obama, a style icon in her own right, left her own mark during the Obama visit. She has even been voted one of the best dressed women by Vogue and Vanity Fair. She was lauded by fashion czars for bringing chic back when she took...
  • Michelle gets a taste of India at crafts museum November 8, 2010

    New Delhi: US First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday got a taste of India's rich cultural diversity when she visited the National Crafts Museum in New Delhi and had a glimpse of the varied skills of artisans from across the country. Attired in a green skirt and a black top, 46-year-old...
  • Golden grass empowers Orissa women June 20, 2007

    Jajpur (Orissa): When Sumalata Das got married four decades ago, all she had to look forward to was raising her children in abject poverty. But thankfully for her, the Golden Grass Craft Movement was launched in her village. As an active member of the movement, the 60-year-old woman now earns...