Friday, November 9, 2012

Mako Textiles | Bengal Muslin

Art Night Thursday in Bombay just got more fun when we started our gallery hopping at ARTISANS  - Centre for ART CRAFT & DESIGN. Not many Bombayites know about this beautiful space tucked in the Kala Ghoda lane. The current show hosted by ARTISANS is an exhibit by Crafts Council of West Bengal and Maku Textiles. It is currently showcasing two distinct woven traditions of Bengal - Jamdanis using home spun Khadi muslin and Maku debuting its collection with Bengal Tangail revivals in natural indigo. 

Shantanu Das graduate from NID, Ahmedabad formed Maku Textiles that promotes Indigo Blue as a colour of sustenance and statement towards a better future. The entire collection has been promoted by using single colour handspun khadi. The Sari's are over dyed in fermented indigo and have been transformed into products like dresses and accessories. Even the tiniest piece of sari waste will be transformed into appropriate products, thus leaving zero waste behind.  

The exhibition continues till November 11th, 2012, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Nh7 Weekender, Pune | Exclusive Pictures

Bacardi NH7 Weekender kicked off in Pune last night, at a brand new venue. Walking in, you were greeted by the epic Rockness Monster installation, lots of green grass to picnic on, colourful flags and you knew this was going to be a memorable weekend. The first day saw 5000 festival go-ers party hard between The Dewarists Stage, Jack & Jones Other Stage, Eristoff Wolves Den and Pepsi Dub Station. 

NH7 :: The Future featuring Rohan Rajadhyaksha and Ankit Dayal of Spud In The Box Rachel Varghese, Krishna Jhaveri of Goddess Gagged, Aditya Ashok (Ox7gen), Neil Gomes (Tough on Tobacco) on the saxophone and Bradley Tellis of (The Color Compound) on guitars proved why these young ones are definitely going to be musicians to look out for in the future, and included covers by Dave Matthews Band and Jack White.

Day Two of Bacardi NH7 Weekender saw 8500 people, with all 6 stages on, as festival go-ers danced at the Eristoff Wolves Den, moshed at the Bacardi Black Rock Arena, chilled on the grass at The Dewarists Stage and Jack & Jones The Other Stage, jumped around at the Pepsi Dub Station and caught some super music at the Bindass Fully Fantastic Stage. 

Day Three of Bacardi Nh7 Weekender had Jinja Safari and Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 on The Dewarists Stage, Indus Creed and Karnivoolat the Bacardi Black Rock Arena, Michal Menert and Arjun Vagale at Eristoff Wolves Den, Vir Das' Alien Chutney and Bombay Bicycle Club at Jack & Jones The Other Stage, Delhi Sultanate and Million Stylez at Pepsi Dub Station, and Peter Cat Recording Company, Gandu Circus and Heems (Das Racist) at the Bindass Fully Fantastic Stage. 

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