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  • Ladakh line: Products from the mountains

    Ladakh line: Products from the mountains

    FROM HILLTOP FARMS  Rinchen Youdol’s company, Reetsot, sells a variety of organic foods. There’s a range of teas – chamomile, ...

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  • Colourful metalware, ethnic weaves and more

    Colourful metalware, ethnic weaves and more

    METALWARE IN MANY SHAPES AND COLOURS Chinar Valley Arts is a home décor enterprise founded by 30 artisans, some of ...

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  • Give with heart: Some gems from small producers

    Give with heart: Some gems from small producers

    Terracotta beauties Mansi Verma's stall sells a delightful jumble of things you’d love to take home.  An attractive lamp glows ...

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  • Smart snacks and heavenly sweets

    Smart snacks and heavenly sweets

    Do you begin dreaming of spicy samosas and syrupy jalebis when you’re hungry?  Banish the thought. There are delectable alternatives ...

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  • A gift of rice

    A gift of rice

    From Onam to Pongal is the festive season when we meet and greet friends and families. We agonize over the ...

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  • Mahua for health and wealth

    Mahua for health and wealth

    Mahua for health and wealth The versatile mahua tree is a gift from nature. It yields wealth in many forms ...

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  • Fabric from plants and flowers

    Fabric from plants and flowers

    Fabric from plants and flowers Anuradha Singh is an expert in eco-printing, a method by which she extracts natural dye ...

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  • Dolls to remember

    Dolls to remember

    WHAT’s a doll with a past? A heritage doll.  Meet queen Gowdung Rani, fearsome female warrior Gambari Sikla, the kingly ...

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  • Introducing arts and crafts from all over India

    Introducing arts and crafts from all over India

    Small producers and artisans need help to reach out to sell their  wonderful products. They can’t advertise and they don’t ...

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  • Neem tableware

    Neem tableware

    The wondrous neem tree is famous for its many medicinal qualities. While neem leaf and bark have been used for ...

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  • Goatskin guitar

    Goatskin guitar

    Tsering Angchuk is a musician from Changtang in Ladakh. Sitting inside his stall at Dilli Haat, he strums a traditional ...

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  • Snow leopards, yaks

    Snow leopards, yaks

    Have you seen animals from snowy Ladakh in warm Delhi? Of course not. But you could catch a glimpse of ...

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  • Painting the jungle

    Painting the jungle

    Baiga art is bright and beautiful and looks fabulous on a wall. “It’s our traditional craft and we love doing ...

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  • Northeast specials

    Northeast specials

    Fear not the big bad city. Armed with the world’s hottest chilli, the famed bhutjholokia of Northeast fame, you can ...

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  • Art in every corner

    Art in every corner

    Some Fine Handicrafts has tables, trays, lamps and furniture with beautiful art work. You can buy a tray with a ...

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  • Coconut medley

    Coconut medley

    Rabiah is an NGO which sells a range of coconut products. There is coconut milk, coconut powder, coconut pickle, coconut ...

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  • Terracotta beauties

    Terracotta beauties

    Mansi Verma’s stall has a delightful jumble of things you’d love to take home.  An attractive lamp glows gently behind ...

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  • Mushroom magic

    Mushroom magic

    Add zing to your meals with a spoon of mushroom powder or diced dried oyster mushrooms. Pastas, soups, sautéed greens ...

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  • Newspaper pencils

    Newspaper pencils

    Family of Disabled (FOD), an NGO in Delhi, has started a micro-enterprise which makes pencils from discarded newspapers. “Our pencils ...

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  • Leafy plates

    Leafy plates

    Dilseng M. Sangma, an earnest young man from Meghalaya, manufactures plates and bowls from arecanut leaves and sal leaves. One ...

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  • Salad heaven

    Salad heaven

    Perk up your salads with inventive artisanal dressings you can match with your greens. Arugula & Co. offers a range ...

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  • Timeless ajrak

    Timeless ajrak

    It is said that the origins of ajrak, a block-printed textile with rich colours, can be traced to the Harappan ...

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  • Masks with herbs

    Masks with herbs

    iVillage, a social enterprise started by Pardada Pardadi Educational Society (PPES), makes masks to suit every face and every need. ...

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  • Native laptop bags

    Native laptop bags

    Every season, Arti Gehlot and her team at Kirgiti pick one traditional fabric and learn everything about it. Then they ...

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  • Stylish Shibori

    Stylish Shibori

    Ananda makes dresses, blouses, sarees, dupattas and stoles using an exquisite Japanese dyeing technique called Shibori. The fabrics used are ...

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  • Colourful carpets

    Colourful carpets

    In Mirzapur, India’s oldest carpet weaving hub, generation after generation is trained to become gifted weavers. The Mirzapur Dari Weavers’ ...

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  • Carved in stone

    Carved in stone

    Black stoneware from Manipur is attractive, hardy and reasonably priced. You can get earthy coffee mugs, water tumblers, kettles, plates, ...

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  • Natural cosmetics

    Natural cosmetics

    Adri Naturals was started by Seema Khurana whose firm belief is that natural products make the best cosmetics. When she ...

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  • Kashida threads

    Kashida threads

    Kashmir’s beautiful Kashida embroidery is full of nature imagery and floral patterns. Abdul Rashid Dar’s stall in Dastkaar’s Nature Bazaar ...

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  • Honey from Etna

    Honey from Etna

    KAVITA Khorana and her husband started Etna in late 2015. They borrowed the name from Mount Etna, one of the ...

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  • Cool masks

    Cool masks

    Face masks are your armour against the deadly coronavirus. Buy a few from the Gulmeher Green Producer Company, a women’s collective. ...

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  • Himalayan bounty

    Himalayan bounty

    The Inhere Aajivika Utthan Samiti (IAUS), an NGO in Almora district of Uttarakhand, runs a successful non-profit, Himalayan Fresh, which supports ...

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  • Unique rice

    Unique rice

    India is undergoing a rice revolution in long forgotten rice varieties. Farmers are keen to grow traditional varieties and consumers ...

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  • Earthy skin

    Earthy skin

    First Water Solutions offers a range of natural cosmetic products from solid perfumes and face scrubs to body lotions and serums. ...

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  • Sinful chocolate

    Sinful chocolate

    Handcrafted chocolates taste better and make you feel better. Queen & Bee’s range of tempting chocolates are handcrafted by women ...

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  • Winter knits

    Winter knits

    Kilmora’s sweaters and mufflers evoke memories of woollens knitted by grandmothers and aunts. The woollens are made by rural women ...

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  • Magic threads

    Magic threads

    Atiqa is a collective of Afghan women who have found a semblance of home in Delhi after escaping the turmoil ...

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  • Chanderi times

    Chanderi times

    A sari mela, organised by Dastkar, brought weavers from all over India to Delhi. Among them was Yakoob Ansari whose ...

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  • Mighty flowers

    Mighty flowers

    Phool offers luxury incense sticks with the power of flowers. Light one and the fragrance of a thousand flowers suffuses ...

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  • Golden spice

    Golden spice

    Aranyam Natural Options specialises in turmeric, the super spice that the West has fallen in love with.  Meenakshi Bhardwaj, co-founder ...

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  • Natural pads

    Natural pads

    Koko Girl manufactures inexpensive sanitary pads in very soft, hygienic, organic cotton. The pads feel light, airy and comfortable and ...

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  • Paper baskets

    Paper baskets

    Sona Kapoor began making a range of  baskets from wastepaper as a hobby  some years ago. That little fun activity ...

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  • Art & a story

    Art & a story

    Patachitra is Bengal’s traditional art of scroll painting, still largely done with natural colours. Patuas or chitrakars are a community ...

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  • Green pencils

    Green pencils

    Pencils made from recycled newspaper are as good as pencils made from wood. Sturdy and smooth, these are an eco-friendly ...

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