Prarthana Asija

When you catch me engrossed in a book so thick while i recline on my sofa, just observe my regular glances outside the window which are trying to find meaning in life, as I simultaneously interpret the text I just read in French, and all this while I am anxiously pensive about my next article in attendance, and out-and-out my constant struggle with my back pain which makes me wonder why I got so relaxed in the first place. Duh. That, all that, is me.

Kashmir Galore – An ‘Accident’ That Saved The Heritage Business From Dying Out

In a conversation with Saqib Posh, the man behind Kashmir Galore. Saqib is in a continuous process of preserving age-old art-crafts, like his, which is on the verge of extinction. He is working together with hundreds of artisans for whom carpet weaving is the only source of income. In a process of revival, he is mixing traditional carpet making techniques together with new designs and colors. Using natural dyes and natural fabrics, his main focus is to support locally made products with no use of synthetic fabrics. He also ensures that his products are completely natural and eco friendly.

Deepika Bhansali – A Self Taught Artist, Spreading Her Passion for Art

Deepika Bhansali practiced painting as her hobby infrequently during the last 30 yrs until it became her passionate choice. It was the birth of her daughter 5 years ago that stirred the first wave of actively practicing artwork.

Vijay Joshi – A Traditional Phad Artist With Tints Of Modernity

Vijay Joshi, the 13th generation practitioner, entered the Shahpura School at the age of 9 where phad painting was taught. This is when he came to terms with his age old family business. He revealed that he found solace in this art form, as if he was specifically chosen to be part of the Joshi family by God.

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