Shri Biren Kumar Basak belongs to Nadia in West Bengal. He is a reputed weaver, who depicts different aspects of Indian history and culture in his Sarees. During the interaction with the Padma Awardees, he presented something to me which I greatly cherish.
VIDEO: Draped in colourful sarees and shirts, women dive into the waters off India's southern coast to collect seaweed, which is being hailed by scientists as a miracle crop that absorbs more carbon dioxide than trees
On the 10th day of #DurgaPuja in #Kolkata , draped in traditional red and white sarees, married women applied vermilion on each other (sindur khela) before bidding goodbye to the goddess. Watch this #ReporterDiary by @prema_rajaram | #RE
Kerala craft revival collective's unique example of empathy and enterprise. State's weavers now styling women lawyers in traditional handloom sarees. More such initiatives needed to make #MyHandloomMyPride a winner.
TMC will win Bengal. Bengal's daughter will defeat Bengal's traitor in his own backyard at Nandigram, members of tourist gang will continue to do what they do best - try & destroy institutions in India. Women in Bengal will continue to wear sarees any way they want: Derek O'Brien
#Odisha : Handloom industry suffers in Ganjam district. "I hand weave cotton sarees. All stock of my product has not been sold because o #COVID19 . It would be nice if any govt assistance is received in making sales. All raw materials have become expensive," says a local weaver.
3 courier parcels destined for Singapore were intercepted at Courier terminal of Chennai Airport. On examination $50,000, €4000, Rs 30 lakhs & other foreign currencies equivalent to Rs 1.36 crores found concealed inside sarees & shirts; 2 people arrested: Chennai Airport Customs
One of my favourite kurtas, from Sambalpur in western Odisha. Traditional Sambalpuri ikat handloom weaves are especially known for sarees & cherished by connoisseurs. Though weavers had suffered from lack of modern marketing, that is now changing due to eCommerce. #vocal4handmade
(1/3) Indian handlooms sarees are such a treasure to own! The artistry involved, their uniqueness, & the efforts invested make each piece so incredibly special. @PMOIndia , @narendramodi , @smritiirani , @TexMinIndia #NationalHandloomDay #VocalForLocal #Vocal4Handmade #Handlooms