City of Rats

Once there was a boy named Jess. He had many pet rats. Once while Jess was in the Central Park with his rats, it began to rain. It was raining cats and dogs! He was soaked in water from head to toe. He wasn’t able to count his rats so he just took whichever one he saw…

The Clever Caterpillar

A long time ago in a far, far land in China, there was a beautiful palace. There were lots of beautiful flowers. There was a river too with lots of fish. This place had lots and lots of animals and they lived here freely. There were many caterpillars too. Everybody was very happy. One day, a…

Best Friends

Once upon a time, there was a Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit who lived near a river bank. They were living in a red coloured house. One day mother turtle, father turtle, and baby turtle were passing by the rabbits’ residence. Father turtle saw mother rabbit and asked her, ” Is this beautiful house yours ?”…

Jaipur Rugs-Business with a heart

Design has been an integral part our lives since the starting. It’s pervasiveness is such that we are unconsciously captivated and intrigued by the articles/objects with the perfect balance of design, colour and texture. It was this balance, which drew Culture Chauraha’s eyes towards Jaipur Rugs at the India Design Fair, 2017. As we walked towards…

Miniature Artist – Sohan Singh Billawria

Miniature Paintings in India are a product of the Mughal rule and have a Persian influence. With the coming of the Mughals,the Persian miniature painters also came and settled. The various biographies and chronicles of the Monarchs required illustrations and narration of events. So an atelier was set up during Akbar’s reign and Indian artists…

My date with Art Enamel – an Exhibition.

  Enamel is the marriage of powdered glass and metal with the blessings of fire. The metal can be steel, copper, silver or gold. The colours are powdered glass and when fired to 800 degrees centigrade they fuse with the metal. The process of firing is repeated many times to get the right effect. Stunning…

Passion turns profession with Crazy Palette by Rishma Lath

I have known Rishma since she was a child. Her inherent talent, her keenness  to always learn new techniques, dedication and discipline is what has always impressed me. Her  passion for art continues and her venture Crazy Palette  is very aptly named. Her colour and art palette are very strong and show in her enterprise….

Rogan Art -a reviving Art Form

Last Year,  I participated in the festival of lights by Dastkar. My stall was right next to a rare craft form called ROGAN ART. The young craftist, all of 22 years old, had come all the way from Kutch at the invitation of the organizers. Talking to him I decided to do a small interview…