As the world observes National Handloom Day today, the weavers need more than just awards and felicitations. They need economic support. They need patronage in terms of market and skill development training.
Factors like decline in turnover, withdrawal of education and health benefits, discontinuation of bonus and commission, besides, denial of thrift deposit withdrawal have led to exodus of weavers
Bhubaneswar: What could have been a better way to encourage the weaver of the Sambalpuri saree recently worn by actress Vidya Balan during e-promotion of ‘Shakuntala Devi’, than to dedicate the funds generated from online auction to him? Apparently, with the amount of love that poured in for this elegant hand-woven Mathematical Equation Saree after […]
Bhubaneswar: Known for her experiments with Sarees, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan again stunned people with a specially designed Sambalpuri Bandha (tie & dye) silk saree to promote her movie ‘Shakuntala Devi,’ which will premiere on Amazon Prime Video platform today. The ‘mathematical equation’ saree which has been leaving the netizens in awe was hand-woven by […]
By Dillip Kumar Pradhan Bhubaneswar/Bengaluru: It’s not always money, but strong will power, patience, and dedication take one to the pinnacle of success. Meet Sanjat Mishra of Bolangir, who is well settled in Bangalore now, whose design start-up, UX Interface, has been selected among best ten start-ups in Silicon India Start Up City magazine. The […]