Weavers

  • AP: Pochampally's sari weavers struggle to survive 19-11-2012 10:04 AM

    Pochampally: Pera Kamalana sits in a small room of her house, spinning the dyed yarn that will bring alive beautiful ikat designs on the nine-yard silk sari Pochampally is famous for. Wearing a polyester sari herself, Kamalana's life is, however, an irony and hardly as exotic as the timeless creations...
  • 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...
  • 6234 crore package for 13 lakh weavers announced 19-11-2011 06:14 PM

    Varanasi: The UPA government at the Centre on Saturday announced Rs 6,234 crore package for 13 lakh weavers, including two lakh in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. The announcement was made by Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, who holds additional charge of Textiles, days after Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi...
  • Watch: Cub reporter speaks on interviewing Obama 16-08-2009 02:08 PM

    Damon Weaver interviewed interviewed US President Barack Obama. ...
  • Weavers weaving good business on Onam 10-09-2008 01:26 AM

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  • Silk saree industry loses workers to cellular titans 08-01-2008 02:01 AM

    Colombo: There were showers at daybreak here and the weatherman forecast a thunderstorm and more rain as the city prepared for the Cricket World Cup quarterfinal between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It rained on Friday too, forcing the Sri Lankans to cancel...
  • Weaving towards a Padamshree 02-02-2007 10:01 PM

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  • Starved kids work, but still hungry 10-09-2006 05:33 PM

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  • Death 'looms' for Benaras weavers 29-08-2006 09:16 PM

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