Design , art and craft

|| The misery and the Crisis || 


Culture and fashion go hand in hand and India is facing serious crisis in both aspects. It is extremely disappointing how rampant modernisation is misunderstood as westernisation.

The inferiority complexes led by Britishers imperialism among Indians to strive for acceptances among them has lead to major identity loss which in turn is affecting our way of living and thinking hence living a dual life in denial of reality at the cost of humility ,morality and peace of mind.

The loss accruing out of above reasons is blowing up indian lifestyles right from the way we eat, think and dress, in the lieu of new and modern, synthetic and mechanisation is overtaking the purity,essence and fundamentals and that too at the ignorance accentuated with false pride. hence the task is bigger in real term to change with mindsets along with revival of indigenous processes.


Living in discipline and character has always made life more promising and peaceful. It shows the strength of actual roots in making up of a character, which in turn is reflected in inner being and confidence , that makes the entire process of existence more delightful.

Trying to be someone else and leaving the roots from where you are coming from has never made peace anywhere in real.Its saddening , how in the lieu of being modern we have bought around changes in our thought process and culture for acceptance among societies/environment in which we never even exist.
It’s the need of an hour for sustainable modernisation and to re-evaluate the idea of being free as to maintain peace of mind first before we move onto the next era of technology revolution.

Design , art and craft

Restoration of old handloom.

my exclusive interview to Indiainfoline .

What makes a profession in Restoration of Old Handloom a new age or emerging career and how the year 2015 was for that profession?

Gandhi quoted: ‘the art that is machine made appeals only to eyes but the art of handloom appeals to heart first than eyes’. The industry is driven by its heritage and legacy, so innovation and revival of textiles over handloom becomes more interesting. In this existing era of rampant automation and mechanization of doing everything handmade articles has achieved luxury stature because it’s rare. There are not many who offer wide career opportunities on various handlooms across the light and breath of Indian subcontinent. All we need is patience, love for art and exclusivity. 


The year 2015 has been as good as the year 2014 and 2013 in terms of people’s love for handloom. In fact the love is ever increasing. Technology has made the world a global village hence the demand of handloom textile has gone up by multiple levels which makes restoration a very bright career option. 


What are the prospects of a career in Restoration of Old Handloom?

It requires your heart and soul to understand the nature of loom and yarn in order to revive the techniques of working and hence the textiles. So the prospect varies from your level of indulgence in process doing something that has not been done before. 


What are the Job prospects?

With so many designers, business houses investing in handloom, the job prospects are very bright in industry. 


What is the scope of this career? 

Working on ground level over looks gives you ample scope of establishing your own business where is sky is the limit. 
What is the remuneration?

Starting from internship Rs. 15000 to being a textile designer at Rs. 1, 00,000 a month, the remuneration depends on your level of indulgence and knowledge about it to make things happen.
Is there an eligibility criterion for the same?

A degree in textile science does help in establishing your cords well with looms than learning them straightaway on the floor. 


  1. The author is Designer, Brand ‘Karan Arora’ – See more at: