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A product called patriotism
Khadi needs to get out of the image it is trapped in if it has to survive today's cutthroat market. And the Khadi Board is trying to give the humble, hand-spun fabric a savvy feel.
More a thought than fabric
GANDHIJI LAUNCHED the Khadi Movement in the 1920s with the motto that every Indian should spin his/her own cloth and buy handspun cloth. Charka Sangh was formed in 1925, with Gandhiji as its President. The principal motive of Charka Sangh was to ...
Is it for real?
LOOK AROUND the Khadi stores in the City, and one finds that if there are 20-odd authorised Khadi stores, there are as many spurious ones. But KVIB, sadly, has no regulatory powers. Mr. Bore Gowda admits that they may not even be selling genuine ...
The Central Cottage Industries Emporium is showcasing the best of its cottons this week.
Varied hues of nature
Ganesha Shastri's works celebrate the natural.
He cherishes his meeting with the Mahatma and Nehru's speeches he listened to in Parliament.
The cello made a quiet and rather late entry into India through film music. But unlike the violin and the viola, it took a while to be adapted as an Indian classical instrument. How it came to be one is quite a romantic tale.
The KGA has been helping out caddies with potential to take up golf seriously. Its efforts have spurred contributions by well-known personalities to encourage the caddies to persist with their interest in the game.
A raconteur of golf stories
If anyone deserves credit for putting golf on a high pedestal in the country, it is Brandon de Souza, who put in his best precisely when there was a crisis of patronage for the game.
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