A Thank You Note to Om Puri Foundation

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Poster of an Indian Handloom weaver while weaving alonwith a thank you note and a photograph go Actor Om Puri and Dastkar Logo
To cut it down to fewer words, we could've never imagined that the help will come to our weavers

Where did the Charkha (Spinning Wheel) come from?

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A Rajasthani women clad in bandhini saree sitting on ground and spinning cotton yarn (soot) on a Gandhi Charkha (Indian Spinning Wheel)
Interestingly, It is a long running debate whether Charkha has its origin in India or middle east. Let's see where it actually came from.

What's common between Bawarchi movie, Faridabad and World Crafts Council?

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A collage of images of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Map of Faridabad City, a photograph of cast of Bawarchi and an old black and white image of World Craft Council's Tokyo Conference Hall.
Isn't it amazing that so much was achieved in one life by a woman in the times when there was no concept of equal rights.

Garage Find

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Chikoo also known as Sapota a fruit held in hand with a lot of greenery around
Why always share something related to crafts or from our own line of business? Let's move away a bit from that, today, we are sharing a short story written by Vinayak around 2008, a story about a "Garage Find".