Tag: Indian

The Indian Jewelry Project

Yesterday I spoke about Puja Bhargava’s exquisite jewelry brand Lai. Now, Lai is not the only thing Puja is involved with. She has initiated the Indian Jewellery Project (IJP), which she says, is essentially is an attempt to crowd source the visual history of Indian jewellery through personal archives of […]

Lai Jewelry by Puja Bhargava Kamath

  Puja recently wrote in to me introducing her jewelry brand Lai (there’s a musical connotation to this catchy name, and  it also means the beloved one in Sanskrit). I loved her work so much, that I wanted to share her story and product images with you! Puja Bhargava Kamath at work […]

Book Review: Railonama by Anupama Sharma

Railonama is a collection of short stories put together by Anupama Sharma. The stories are warm and poignant, and anyone who has traveled by train in India can relate to the experiences narrated in this book. Short stories with their quick narratives are always interesting, and this book was no […]

{East-West Fusion Glass Jewelry} Bangdar Sarali

I am loving the recent wave of east-west fusion products. I embrace it because times have changed, and contemporary styles are not desi but desi-global – styles that will not look out of place in a concert hall in Germany, a drawing room in Venice, or at an arty do in […]

5 Sparkling Diwali Festive Ideas

Wishing The Key Bunch readers a dhamakedar Diwali! Diwali is an exciting time in India, and the preparations begin way ahead of the festive season. It’s also a good bonding time for families to get together and plan the shopping lists, gift ideas, menu and Diwali décor. We have curated […]

Designer Spotlight: Mann-made designs

Today I introduce you to a designer, whose work is not just beautiful, but practical as well. Mann Singh is based in Ahmedabad, but his work takes him all over the country. His work tends to be quite varied (basket weaves, beaten metal, recycled art, etc.) and the inspiration comes […]