Seven teas to remember!

Vintage grace, Shalini James' Mantra

“If Bergamot be yours, then chamomile is mine…” Every so often to my surprise, the revolutionary sentiments behind ‘Indian by choice’ turn to serve as a throwback to our Raj past. There is the designer’s angst within me to straddle the two — the cause and the consequence — in my design sensibilities. So before […]

Mamangam – a festival of art, a confluence of talent and a burst of colour.

Mamangam school of dance- costumes by Shalini James

Angikam Bhuvanam Yasya  Vachikam Sarva Vangmayam Aaharyam Chandra Taradi TamVande Sattvikam Shivam   If Nataraja, the king of dance, wore the moon and the stars as his aaharyam, its significance cannot be overemphasized. The oldest surviving text in the world on stagecraft, Natyashastra elaborates on the role of aaharya in intensifying the visual impact of […]