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A master weaver showcases his collection of handloom weaves.(Photo: Raj K Raj/HT(Picture for representational purpose only))

An appeal to go Swadeshi to help revive Indian crafts post lockdown

By Etti Bali | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 03:30 PM IST
The crafts sector, mostly unorganised, is in dire need of a revival. Designers, crafts activists and NGOs make an appeal to go Swadeshi in a bid to provide livelihood to millions of weavers and crafts people.
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Bhim Chandra Jana passed away at 107 in his hometown in Bengal.(HT Photos)
Bhim Chandra Jana passed away at 107 in his hometown in Bengal.(HT Photos)

Man who spied on British police for freedom fighters dies at 107 in Bengal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 07:13 AM IST
Jana had a code name, ‘Nanu.’ He was also a practising homoeopath and known for his skills in delivering babies, the family said. Jana used the tailoring shop at Sasati as a cover for spying
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A renovated Gandhi Bhawan was inaugurated by a Bengal minister and several followers of Gandhi on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
A renovated Gandhi Bhawan was inaugurated by a Bengal minister and several followers of Gandhi on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Hyderi Manzil, where Gandhi spent August of 1947 to stop Kolkata killings

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 07:16 PM IST
Gandhi spent 25 days at Hyderi Manzil and fasted indefinitely to bring an end to killings in Bengal, the worst during Independence. The house, now known as Gandhi Bhawan was protected by Jugal Chandra Ghosh, who had laid down arms at Gandhi’s feet, for a long time.
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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar along with Ekaterina Tolstoy, Director of the Tolstoy Museum and Estate, inaugurated an exhibition dedicated to the friendship between Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy.(@IndEmbMoscow/Twitter)
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar along with Ekaterina Tolstoy, Director of the Tolstoy Museum and Estate, inaugurated an exhibition dedicated to the friendship between Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy.(@IndEmbMoscow/Twitter)

Indian Embassy in Russia organises Gandhi-Tolstoy exhibition on Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

By Asian News International | Moscow
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 11:08 AM IST
The exhibition, curated by renowned Gandhi scholar, Birad Yajnik, will showcase the correspondence between the two great souls of the 20th century, tracing their relationship and the impact it had on their individual journeys.
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Pannu in one of designer Purvi Doshi’s creations. Khadi falls and drapes beautifully, making it perfect for long flowy outfits such as saris, kurtis, skirts, and long shrugs.
Pannu in one of designer Purvi Doshi’s creations. Khadi falls and drapes beautifully, making it perfect for long flowy outfits such as saris, kurtis, skirts, and long shrugs.

A new spin on Khadi: It’s hip, luxurious and colourful

UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 05:52 PM IST
The once-coarse fabric is on the runway and in chic closets, but it is still true to its roots
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From the archives of the Hindustan Times: August 22

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 10:45 AM IST
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National Handloom Day 2019: Weavers create products by using natural fibers such as cotton, silk and wool.(Unsplash)
National Handloom Day 2019: Weavers create products by using natural fibers such as cotton, silk and wool.(Unsplash)

National Handloom Day 2019: History and significance

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 07:50 AM IST
National Handloom Day 2019: National Handloom Day is an initiative by the Government to honour and revive the roots of handlooms and help in promoting the socio-economic development of the country.
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Punjab National Bank managing director Sunil Mehta in Mumbai on March 6, 2018.(Bhushan Koyande/HT File Photo)
Punjab National Bank managing director Sunil Mehta in Mumbai on March 6, 2018.(Bhushan Koyande/HT File Photo)

Worst behind us, will be out of Nirav Modi mess in 6 months, says PNB MD Sunil Mehta

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 03:33 PM IST
PNB’s managing director says the bank’s credit has witnessed a growth rate of about 10%, in line with the guidance that was shared with investors.
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