May 302013
 
The A to Z  Story OF Making Of A Pochampally Ikat Sari in Pictures

How  A Pochampally Ikat Sari is made step by step I hope you have read my post on the Pochampally Saris and my visit to the Bhoodan Pochampally Village on the Sankranthi festival when the whole village was decorated with beautiful Rangolis. Some time back my friend and an excellent photographer Pravin Dwivedi also visited Bhoodan Pochampally village and studied the complete process of making of a Pochampally Ikat or Ikkat Sari. He personally visited the homes and workshops of weavers in the Pochampally Village and photographed them making the Pochampally Ikat sari. Every step from making the thread to dyeing, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 252013
 
Cycling Vacations In India- What you need to Know before going on a cycling vacation

    Cycling Vacations In India – A Few Things to Know Are you planning  cycling vacations in India? Well I suggest you first read below before you book your tickets for  cycling vacations in India so that you are prepared for them and have a pleasant experience. There was a time when India was a nation of Bicycles, and bicycles are one item that India produces more than any other country in the world. So why is it that you rarely find bicycles in big cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai etc? Well the reasons are not [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 102013
 
Making Rangoli Designs in India

Rangoli Making From Wiki: Rangoli, also known as kolam, is a folk design art from India. Rangoli are decorative designs made on living room and courtyard floors during Hindu festivals typically consisting of bright colors. They are meant to be sacred welcoming areas for the Hindu deities.The ancient symbols have been passed down through the ages, from each generation to the next, keeping both the art form and the tradition alive. The patterns are typically created with materials including colored rice, dry flour, (colored) sand or even flower petals. Similar practices are followed in different Indian states: in Tamil [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 012013
 
Rural Tourism Complex Bhoodan Pochampally Village

 Visit to Bhoodan Pochampally Village- Part II In my last post on Pochampally village, the home of world-famous Pochampally Sarees and other dress material,  I focused on the beautiful rangolis that people have made outside their homes and shops for celebrating Sakranthi. In this post we will visit the Rural Tourism Complex, of Bhoodan Pochampally Village, Nalgonda District, in Telangana. It is about 60 KM from Hitech city in Hyderabad and if you start early you can reach Bhoodan Pochampally in about 1.5 hours.  As Pochampally was the first village where a rich landlord donated his surplus land to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 142013
 
Rangoli Making For Sankranti Celebrations in Bhoodan Pochampally Village

Traditional Rural Rangoli Designs from Pochampally Village Telangana Bhoodan Pochampally has its place in history as the birthplace of Bhoodan movement (donating land). It was here in 1951 during the visit of Acharya Vinoba Bhave, a rich Zamindar (landlord), pledged to donate 250 acres of his land to landless people. Thus starting the Bhoodan movement in India, hard to believe that this happened in the very country where everybody from ex-Presidents to son and son in laws of those in Power is regularly involved in land grabbing. But in this post, we will focus on Rangoli pictures taken on [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]