Handicrafts

  • Assocham welcomes special package for Uttarakhand 16-01-2014 09:27 PM

    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...
  • Delhi helps Afghan teenagers acquire handicraft skills 12-07-2013 01:05 PM

    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...
  • The industrial designer who changed rural lives 21-12-2011 02:15 PM

    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...
  • Is Indian handloom dying a slow death? 14-12-2011 04:10 PM

    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 09-11-2010 11:45 AM

    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...
  • Michelle gets a taste of India at crafts museum 08-11-2010 03:05 PM

    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,...
  • Golden grass empowers Orissa women 09-05-2007 09:09 AM

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