Kaagitham – bringing paper to life

“Today isn’t just another day. Today I’ll create something beautiful”, above the daily odds of life these pinnacles aspire. While art has no universal meaning, there is general consensus that art is the conscious creation of something beautiful or meaningful using skill and imagination. And that is exactly what Janani does with her handmade paper…

Introducing ‘She Who Knits’ Gorgeous Stuff

In her first post, our contributor Sonam Kukreja writes about artist and knitting enthusiast Madhu Mehra of ‘She Who Knits’. “Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.”  – Elizabeth Zimmerman. I have memories of my grandmother knitting sweaters and beautiful woolen stoles for me overcome the harsh…

Do You Track The Growth Of Your Business?

This is the third post in the #HustleMax series by Soham Sabnis, in which he talks about the importance of tracking the growth of your business using an easy business tracker tool. “How’s your business doing?” The one question that stumps most small business owners. Just saying ‘great’ isn’t enough. Unless you have enough data…

Don’t be a buyer, be a DIY-er

Anchal Gupta is a known name to all those who admire and are interested in making their very own handmade products. Her workshops have received a great response in Pune. Only few months since its inception, Anchal’s startup “The DIYers” has touched many hearts and given the creative freedom to a lot of people. I…

Because Ideas Are Sh!t

This post is part of The #HustleMax Series By Soham Sabnis You have an idea? Great! You dream of starting up your own business someday. Awesome! But let me tell you- an idea is worthless, unless you execute it. So stop dreaming, speculating and brainstorming. Start doing it. Here is my attempt to shake you…

Mistress of Arts: Gauri Gandhi

In this post, our contributor Harish Panchabhai writes about his rendezvous with artist and Professor of Sculpture Gauri Gandhi. “Was it an unusual choice of study back in the day?” I asked, imagining myself to be a concerned Indian parent. ”No, it wasn’t unusual for me when I decided to take up fine arts to…

You Don’t Need A Marketing Plan

This is the first post of The #HustleMax Series By Soham Sabnis YOU DON’T NEED A MARKETING PLAN! What you need is a workable marketing plan. Try entering ‘marketing plan for startups’ in your Google search bar and you will find zillions of templates. Pro alert – most of the things you will find will…

My Experience As A Designer With Aham Bhumika

A guest post by the talented Aarti Badamikar on her experience while working with Aham Bhumika Aham Bhumika is an NGO based in Bhopal, working on education and women empowerment for over 3 years. They have skill-trained 40+ women in hand embroidery in the outskirts of Bhopal. Embroidery as a skill and a method of…

Bidriware – The Magnificent Metal Craft From The Fort of Bidar.

This is the first in a series of guest posts at The Handmade Co. where we invite individuals to contribute to our blog. In this post, Harish Panchabhai writes about  ‘The Art of Bidriware’.  ‘Delicate’ is not the word that comes to mind when someone says metal. However, bidri karigari is the perfect example of…

Saving The World, One Up-cycled Bag At A Time!

Ever wondered what happens when an Economics graduate studies art and gets inspired by the cause of saving the environment? Here is the answer: You get Bhairavi Malkani and her mind blowing work of sustainable fashion accessories. Today, we tell you the story of how A Creative Box, your one stop shop for upcycled products,…