Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicIndian textiles

Topic: Indian textiles

Benares brocades wove Hindu-Muslim peace for centuries. But those old ways changed

In 'Crafting a Future,' Archana Shah talks about the ground realities of Indian textiles and their histories.

Modi govt approves PLI scheme worth Rs 10,683 crore for textiles sector

The scheme aims to boost domestic manufacturing and exports and help promote production of high value man-made fibre fabric, garments and technical textiles in the country.

Govt marks National Handloom Day just days after scrapping handloom, handicrafts boards

The textile ministry scrapped the two boards to create a 'leaner government machinery'. Activists however say it removed a platform where stakeholders could advise the govt on policy.

From PWD engineer to designer, this woman wants to revive Mekhala Chador, Assam silk sarees

In ‘The Indic Quotient’, Kaninika Mishra writes about modern enterprises & entrepreneurs driven by a deep love for India and its ancient heritage.

Tourist to ambassador — how Europeans like Jenny Housego revived Indian craft

In ‘A woven life’, textile historian Jenny Housego chronicles her love affair with handicrafts & her journey as researcher and entrepreneur in Iran and India.

Latest Raw Mango fashion campaign slammed for ‘exotifying’ Kashmir amid lockdown

Users on Instagram and Twitter pulled up the textile brand for its 'Zooni' campaign photos released amid security lockdown.

On Camera

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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