Category : Blog

How a 19th Century Jaipur Ruler Mastered Photography

Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II of Jaipur was ‘rediscovered’ as a photographer a hundred years after his death in 1880. Here, we take a closer look at what makes his practice unusual for the period.

Mrinalini Venkateswaran
A woman wearing a blue striped blouse against a white background, left hand close to her face. Has short hair and stares into the camera unsmiling.

A Stitch in Time

These Indian designers’ love affair with the humble Kantha stitch is as much a tale of empowerment and sustainability as it is of contemporising tradition.

Kimi Dangor

Who are India's National Treasures?

A closer look at India’s navratnas, or the nine gems, who brought about the first wave of modernism in the country.

Krittika Kumari
The Melting Pot: Parsi Cuisine New

The Melting Pot: Parsi Cuisine

As a community the Parsis were known for their philanthropy, traditions, and values of educating, but most of all for their food and culture. Read about the role of Parsi food in the ever-changing cultural landscape of Mumbai.

Girinandini Singh