Style Preview 2018

As the year 2017 slides by and 2018 unfurls, there’s bound to be a flurry of activity around you. Very soon, the “End of Season Sales” will grab more eyeballs than news headlines. Restaurants, pubs, food joints and retailers will jostle to entice you with their special offers. Before you drift away with the tide,…

DIY Hacks for Holiday Gifting

Holidays are always a welcome breather from studies and work, no matter how many you have in year! And when it’s a long vacation, visiting you loved ones is the best way to enjoy the holidays. Whether it’s paying a visit to your hometown or travelling with family and friends for leisure, gifting makes life…

10 Stunning Brides of the World

There’s shehnai and nadaswaram in the air. With India’s wedding season peaking from October to December, it’s time to block your calendar for the numerous invites you receive during this period. And for all the brides out there, this is the time when your wedding look for D-day will give you sleepless nights. After all,…

Madanapalle Silk Sarees: Endearing Charm of Silk

Renowned for high quality, handwoven silk sarees, Madanapalle, a small town in Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh, was initially called Maryada Raamanna Pattanam during the ancient times. It was only towards the end of the 19th century that it came to be known by its present name. The town is of great national importance for…

7 Ways to Enjoy a Green & Pocket-friendly Diwali

It’s mid of the month and your pocket is already feeling lighter than before. Are you holding back your party plans? But it’s that time of the year when there’s a special festive glow all around you – Diwali is here!! Well, who said you need to have lots of currency notes in your wallet…

Stylish Ethnic to Celebrate the Spirit of Diwali

Diwali treats your visual and taste senses like no other festival does. From brightly lit up homes and public places to best dressed people and attractively packed delicacies, Diwali is indeed a true celebration of new beginnings. And while you have the beautiful diyas to illuminate the world around you, IndusDiva has all some dazzling…

Paithani Sarees — Silken Elegance

From one of Deccan’s oldest towns, Paithan in Maharashtra emerges the beautiful and lustrous Paithani silk sarees. The art of Paithan is over 2000 years and has flourished under the patronage of the Mughal emperors and the Nizam of Hyderabad. A Rich & Vivid Tapestry Though originally woven in cotton, Pathani is now woven only…

Kantha Sarees: Elegant Tapestry of Embroidery

Derived from the Sanskrit word “kontha” meaning rags/recycling, Kantha is a style of embroidery that originated in Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. Today, the embroidery is popular on silk and cotton sarees, kurtas and dupattas and a host of furnishing as well. Traditionally used to make quilts, the craft culture has been…

Mangalgiri – Grandeur Weave from the Temple Town

An ancient town that dates back to 225 BC, Mangalgiri in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, India is believed to be the abode of Lord Vishnu. “The Auspicious Hill” is home to some of the celebrated tourist destinations such as Lakshmi Naramisha Temple and Undavalli caves. Mangalgiri sarees, a namesake of the town, is a…

Kasavu Saree: A Class of its Own

Dating back to the early Buddhist era, the Kasavu saree is a traditional Malayali garment worn on special occasions. It’s one of the most iconic outfits of the state of Kerala. Especially during Onam, one can spot numerous women clad in these elegant, simple white and gold sarees. Traditionally Modern Traditionally, a Kasavu saree set has three parts –…