Thursday, June 03, 2021

In Conversation with Abdul Kalam, a Kilms Carpet Artist

As a part of A Hundred Hands' Creator Series, I speak to Abdul Kalam, one of the artisans who have made a difference. He takes us through his journey on reviving kilms to walking the streets of Mumbai to understand consumers better. Today Abdul generates employment for more than 500 people in his village in the district of Mirzapur and is inspirational to any artisan who wants to grow his craft business. He is also setting up a Carpet Village to engage with local artists.

Mirzapur-Bhadohi in Uttar Pradesh is a major hub for the weaving of floor coverings of various types. It was once, and continues to be, a major centre for dhurries and kilims, pile and knotted carpets. It is believed that the skill set of the artisans here can be traced back to the Mughal era.

Monday, April 19, 2021

In Conversation with Dsource via NID, Bengaluru

In this part 1 of the documentary on Madhubani Art by
Dsourceindia
, part of a project by NID, Bengaluru, I talk about Mithila Painting, its origin, history, types of Mithila painting, and how to make etc. Enjoyed sharing my perspective with students from NID Bangalore.

This project on 'Creating Digital-learning Environment for Design' also called e-kalpa' is sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India as part of the National Mission in Education through Information and Communication Technology in partnership with National Institute of Design. 


In Conversation with Tirupal Dalvai, a TOLLUBOMMALATTA artist, (Andhra s...

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Live Session with Tirupal Dalvai to gain insights on TOLLUBOMMALATTA

Join me live today  (4 APRIL 2021) at 12 NOON on A Hundred Hands Insta page as I talk to Tirupal Dalvai to gain insights on TOLLUBOMMALATTA,  the art of Andhra shadow Leather Puppetry - a craft that has evolved to home decor and jewellery as a part of Creator series 21.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

conversation with Mohammed Afzal, a young third-generation Chanderi weaver.

As a part of @ahundredhands' Creator Series I'll be in conversation with Mohammed Afzal, a young third-generation Chanderi weaver.

Join me tomorrow at 11 am as he takes us through the process and recognizes the Chanderi weaves. 

Pl join via A Hundred Hands' Insta Handle  






In Conversation with Abdul Kalam, a Kilms Carpet Artist

As a part of A Hundred Hands' Creator Series, I speak to Abdul Kalam, one of the artisans who have made a difference. He takes us thro...