I am getting a certain vibe today, a creative one for sure! Well, like me, if you have been following Chandan Dubey's restorative artworks, you would be willing to take a plunge into the ocean of creativity too! For someone who is a self-taught photographer and painter, this talented lady packs a punch. And guess where… Continue reading Creativity Unleashed: Chandan Dubey’s Photo+
The Sampoorn Santhe is back this year again and it couldn't have been timed more perfectly. With dark clouds hovering above, a cool breeze playfully tugging at my hair, and the sun playing peek-a-boo, this 10-day extravaganza promises to showcase India's unparalleled rich, cultural heritage with as many as 145 stalls from over 20 states across the country.… Continue reading Exciting Potpourri of Art & Craft: The Sampoorn Santhe 2016
What a cracking way to end the long Ugadi weekend! I came back today from the Sampoorn Soul Flea absolutely satisfied and delighted having captured its true essence - beautiful fusion of traditional and modern, bohemian chic, eclectic flamboyance, and a vivid colour story all around! Not even the summer sun beating down with all its might upon the Bangaloreans… Continue reading A Soul-Stirring Affair at the Sampoorn Soul Flea
Lost in the weft and warp of the enchantingly beautiful and hand-dyed Shibori, with J Star's 'Mai Tera Boyfriend, Tu Meri Girlfriend' (yes, that's actually a song!) refusing to leave my mind, I happily sauntered along the vibrant lanes of the Galli-e-Khas; and it was in that moment, I realised that I had always wanted to visit… Continue reading Unique Indian Crafts Re-imagined at Dastkar: Festival of Lights
From the deep indigoes of Shibori to the dexterously hand painted Kalamkari and from the eclectic charms of the Kutch and Kantha embroidery to the elegant sophistication of the Lucknawi Chikan, my experience at the Vastrabhushana (by Sampoorn) was anything but ordinary. This exhibition was like a treasure trove for all the connoisseurs of traditional Indian weaves (one of them being me) :)… Continue reading Rediscovering my Indian Roots at Sampoorn’s Vastrabhushana & Native Bazaar
Another day, another exhibition, but the same Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath! I just love coming to this place and it manages to spring up something new every single time! This time it was Dastkar Expo 2015, a beautiful craft fair celebrating the Dastkari or craftsmanship of Indian artists all over India! (The fair is on till 19 July 2015) Take… Continue reading Saluting the Indian Dastkari at the ‘Dastkar Expo 2015’!
I just came back from Sampoorn 2015, an annual craft fair currently going on at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath (Bangalore), showcasing the extraordinary talent of our artisans from all over India; no surprises there, I had to pen down this awesome experience. They say, a picture is worth a thousand words and I dare not disagree with 'them'.… Continue reading Sampoorn Santhe 2015: Giving Wings to the Indian Artisans to Soar High!