Resin to Remember

“Anewlywed couple sent me flowers from their wedding garlands to add to their memory box recently!” gushes Amrita Giriraj. It’s the stories that inspire the products at Alankaara. The jewellery and lifestyle brand relentlessly explores the concept of preserving fragments of time through resin art. At fifteen, Amrita found herself drifting towards science two—a high […]

The Value in Crafting Memories

Tucked in between the small dense apartments of Pallikaranai is a quaint studio with antique paraphernalia, rare books and glimmering statues of political and historic leaders—of varied sizes between ten inches to seven feet tall. “Sillaii,” Arun Titan enunciates, “No matter which part of the world you come from, the pronunciation is more or less […]

Selling FABric Art Journals

American Trappist monk Thomas Merton famously said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” These words could not be truer for Niranjana Krishnakumar, a co-incidental art enthusiast, and the founder of the handmade notebook and fabric journal brand Citta Handmade. Niranjana was not always knee-deep into paintings and sketching […]

The Journey of a Tech-Savvy Yogi

“It’s where yoga meets lifestyle design!” giggles an effervescent Sushmitha Shrikanth describing her personal brand Sushi Yogi. The 25-year-old certified yoga instructor went through a wild path of self-discovery before she became a yoga and wellness coach. “I was introduced to yoga when I was about eight—like most other Indian parents, mine forced me to […]

Radhika “Blows” You Away With Glass Art

Most of us tend to see glass as brittle and intimidating, but Radhika Krish, the founder of Goli Soda Glass Studio, is “cracking” that belief—one art piece at a time. “I always thought the “goli soda” bottles from my younger days were intriguing. I remember spending hours trying to get the goli (marble) out of […]