Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas at malkha

Christmas at malkha came a day late as the principal carol singer Sagari Ramdas was away till then. We sang some of the best known carols: Hark the herald angels sing, O little town of Bethlehem, Away in a manger, etc, and ended with The Twelve days of Christmas & Jingle Bells.
Christmas cake & a hot cinnamon tea were served - this was a great success, introduced to most of the guests for the first time. The ingredients: powdered cinnamon, cloves and coriander.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

.. can't get enough of Kolkatha's lively sidewalks and of the peoples' unashamed love for the desi way of life & for the past... where else in India or the world will you see in 2011 a photographers' window display like this one, displaying faded sepia images but promising an upto date 'one minute digital portrait'?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Concurrent with the Sutra seminar & event in Kolkatha was a mind-blowing exhibition of exquisite batik, here are some pictures

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Check out rediff business of December 5... a profile of Kannan 'the Indian engineer behind the world-famous malkha fabric'. The wonderful pictures that go with the article, except for Kannan's portrait, are the work of Saravanakumar of Ecotone.

Thanks Shobha Warrier, but must disclaim some of the hyperbole...it is not ...yet... world famous, or known to 'all major designers the world over', but yes, it is well liked by some of the major Indian fashion designers.

And though small quantities have been exported to France & Italy, as far as we know it has not yet reached 'Norway, the United Kingdom & the United States' except through some individual buyers. A little to Japan too.

Malkha will be available in Chennai at the Dastkar exhibition at Kalakshetra Foundation, Tiruvanmiyur from January 20-29.