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Anti Viral Fabrics

As the country ups the ante to battle COVID-19, there have been a slew of textile and apparel launches that can help you combat the virus. There are a slew of textile and apparel options that can help you combat the virus. Somesh Singh, Co-founder, Craft Village and India Craft Week, and Former Professor at… Read More Anti Viral Fabrics

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Healthcare Innovations

A slew of new innovations is promising to help Indians invest better on their health in the looming shadow of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Here are 15 such innovations: AugnitoPrice: starts at Rs.2400Availability: https://augnito.ai/Usage: Hospitals Globus ULV Disinfectant FoggerPrice: Rs 30000-35000Availability: http://www.globusinfocom.com/Usage: Office, Crowded public spaces Linc Pentonic Covid-19 KillerPrice: Rs 150Availability: Retail stores, Stationery… Read More Healthcare Innovations

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Travel to Boost Immunity

The key to combating COVID-19 is a good immune system and you can do that when you take a break at some wellness retreats. Immunity has emerged as the body’s first line of defense against the Corona virus. With the travel sector slowly opening up you can make a great choice to build immunity at… Read More Travel to Boost Immunity

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The Story of Mattu Gulla

The Udupi Brinjal or Gulla is an heirloom vegetable that is hundreds of years old and also has a GI Tag to protect its uniqueness. In her book Udupi Cuisine author U.B. Rajalakshmi says, “the gulla has a property called nanju which is perhaps referred to as poison. When the gulla is immersed in water… Read More The Story of Mattu Gulla

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Lockdown Eating

India has been on a spree of ordering food in during this lockdown and the trends are as interesting as they are appetizing. As a country that loves food, probably there is no match for India. Eating out has naturally thrived curtesy the plethora of options available. However, post March 22, things changed completely with… Read More Lockdown Eating

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Speed Meets Stillness

“A Voyage of Seemingly Propulsive Speed and an Apparent Absolute Stillness” a multidisciplinary show at Gallery Ark, Vadodara brings together works of art by three emerging artists Arshad Hakim, Moonis Ahmad Shah and Sarasija Subramanian. The genesis of this intriguingly titled exhibition began as a conversation between the three artists and the curator of the… Read More Speed Meets Stillness

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Dhan Murti – Paddy Craft Art

Dhan Murti or the art of making idols with de-husked paddy is an indigenous art of Orrisa that is seeing a revival of sorts after being on the brink of extinction. At a recent craft and art showcase by the Dastkar Samelan Committee to bring forth art through the eyes of the Mahatma I met… Read More Dhan Murti – Paddy Craft Art

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Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar – an interview

Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar Architect and Interior Designer, Founder of Studio HAUS and KOY is changing the design world one project at a time. As a country India continues to inspire several creative personalities and Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar is no exception. The talented architect and interior designer has been awarded with the EDIDA 2019 ‘Designer of… Read More Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar – an interview

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Innovating For COVID-19

COVID-19 has seen students innovate with hand sanitizers, PPEs, intubation boxes, remote diagnosis, trackers and more. When I came across the fact that students of Mahindra Ecole Centrale College of Engineering, Hyderabad developed a live district-wise tracker for COVID-19 cases in India (that is now shut as cases are rising), I decided to check out… Read More Innovating For COVID-19

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Reviving the weaves of Khunn

Janhavi Kulkarni who owns Kale Nele has worked painstakingly to bring the focus back on the dying craft of Guledgudd or Khunn. If you are in North Karnataka, there is a bright hued fabric that is typically used in the saree blouse or choli that the women here wear. However, unfortunately this fabric is fast… Read More Reviving the weaves of Khunn