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Two young students develop winning ideas, one app helps students develop soft skills, the other gives artisans an platform to sell their wares online.
05 May 2016
The Gujarat government has announced its first-ever ‘Cottage and Rural Industries Policy-2016’ with emphasis on building an ecosystem to boost the industry and to provide more employment opportunities to the artisans engaged in traditional crafts. Finance Minister Saurabh Patel, who also holds the Cottage Industry portfolio, said it is also aimed at preserving the traditional […]
18 Feb 2016
Fondant cakes with edible figurines are now popular among cake lovers but how about a two-feet long chocolate-made elephant or a pastry decorated with 3D shaped flowers that resemble the real thing? Led by international patissiers and chocolatiers, desi bakers are now experimenting more and more. French chocolatier Christophe Morel, a finalist at the prestigious […]
07 Jul 2015
Each and every home is unique and has a personality, just like the people inhabiting it, believes Homesake.in, an online store for contemporary hand-crafted home décor. For Co-founder Avi Jain, the idea was to arrive at that perfect blend of traditional Indian handicraft techniques and modern designs. Inspired by contemporary lifestyle as well as the […]
01 Jul 2015
A rugs company has partnered with Vodafone to facilitate payments to about 8,000 artisans in remote areas of the state through the telecom giant’s mobile wallet service. The partnership between Jaipur Rugs and the telco will benefit 8,000 home-based artisans who work for the company. “Most of them are based in rural and remote areas […]
10 Jun 2015
Ankit Jha is from Darbhanga, an important district in the famed Mithilanchal of the ‘Ramayana’. But he noticed that the local Madhubhani style of paintings was neglected and endangered, and this moved him to giving up his regular job and starting an e-commerce store, eMithilaHaat. Ankit joins a range of passionate ‘artrepreneurs’ in India (see […]
13 Jun 2014