Nanditha Kurumbaiah — Hand Crafted With Love

  My name is Nanditha Kurumbaiah. I am the founder of "Hand Crafted with love" -- Handmade products for all your home decor needs. A whole range of products for home decor using the art of decoupage. The products range from coasters to wall plates to trays, tissue boxes and more.      Q - Was [...]

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Madhulika Kapilavayi – Margazhi – Contemporary Design House

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.  -Maya Angelou   I’m Madhulika Kapilavayi, brought up in Bangalore, settled in Madras. With a Bachelors degree in Visual Communication, I had a pretty normal life well within my comfort [...]

Rachel Eapen – Tickled by Inspiration

I am Rachel Eapen, based in Oman… I am a décor enthusiast and influencer who loves everything that is creative and beautiful. I am a management professional who used to work in a leading MNC in Bangalore for a couple of years. I am a stay-at-home mom now, a self-taught budding artist and an occasional [...]

Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan

From the archives of history, buried under years of struggle for independence, lay many stories of legends and martyrs. History has often been unkind in revealing stories that are worthy of respect and admiration. One such story among many stories is that of Noor Inayat Khan. An SOE agent, who volunteered to go to France [...]

Anushri & Akshay – “Mug aur Mooch”

  Q - Please give us a brief introduction about yourself. We are Anushri & Akshay and we started Mug Aur Mooch out of our passion for creativity and stationery. Anushri started her career as a corporate lawyer and then moved to crafts and designing about 7 years back. Anushri decided to pursue a professional [...]

Vaishnavi – Self-taught Artist!

  Hello Dear Readers, This is vaishu aka vaishnavi a self-taught artist who loves art in all forms - music, cinema, paintings and photography. I’ve completed MS Software engineering and worked as a software engineer for around three years to justify my degree.      All great changes are preceded by chaos and so was mine. After [...]

Kshama Adka – Shmoozie’s Hand-Crafted Ice Cream

    Hello my name is Kshama Adka. Born in Mangalore, brought up in Chennai, Studied in Goa and worked in Hyderabad, I have now moved back to the place I love the most. I am an ice cream lover who took her love for the dessert a bit too seriously 🙂 I run a [...]

Mona Biswarupa Mohanty — An Artistic Introvert, living in a dream and reaching souls

  I am Mona Biswarupa Mohanty. An introvert, small town girl who dares to dream. My dream has taken me out of my comfort zone many times. But still I dream . My dream is finding the state of true happiness and spreading that happiness to million others through my creative expressions. Be it on [...]

Anupama Bharadwaj – Unfactory

Hi, I am Anupama and in my current role, I am the Co-founder of Unfactory. Unfactory is a marketplace for independent artists who make handcrafted & handmade products. As the name suggests, we are everything that’s not mass produced. We launched Unfactory (the beta version) in June, 2016.   Q  - Who or what inspired [...]

Gokulraj GK – Ruling the world of Stationary! – Hazel Notebooks, Mad Cap, My Copie

I am Gokulraj GK. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from SRM University, Chennai. Post my under-graduation I pursed my Masters in Engineering Management from University of Texas, USA. I am the CEO of Hazel Notebooks and MadCap Stationery and Merchandise . We are a design focused team of people with a goal to [...]

Gayatri Nair – Book-O-Box

I am Gayatri Nair. The founder of Book-O-Box! It’s a book subscription service that caters to all the readers out there who still like the idea of owning paperbacks and are brave enough to set themselves on a ‘blind date with a book’. What is Book-O-Box about? Book-o-Box is all about the love of reading and everything printed. [...]

Amrita – Alaankara

My name is Amrita. I am the Founder of Alankaara. Alankaara is a venture to make a difference in the lives of the people who struggle for their daily meals. Products by us are made by the underprivileged. What is Alankaara about? Alankaara is a design studio/workshop/warehouse where magical things happen. If you’re an old soul [...]

THE UNCOMMON BOX!

  TDS - A brief introduction about you and your work. TUB - I specialise in Motion Graphics and 3D Animation. I have been actively involved in the field of design for almost 8 years now as part of my work sphere. TDS - What is The Uncommon box about? What inspired you to begin [...]

Molly – Design5 Studio

I am Molly, a designer by profession and a self taught decouper artist. After a university diploma in Fine Art & Design and a long stint in the design industry, I decided to chase my own dreams rather than somebody else’s. Out of this dream was born –Design5 Studio. Paints & design were the base but Upcycling and Decoupage became my medium of expression. It was [...]

Abhinaya – The Artist Project

Hello, my name is Abhinaya. I am the curative head of The Artist Project. Being a recently graduated architect and also working for an architecture firm (Sidharth Ninan Architecture), I am just as curious about exploring the fields of product design and the fine arts as I am about architecture. Naturally, being a converging point [...]

Suvarna & Ankita – What my Sister Wore

Hello! We are Suvarna and Ankita. Our love for ethnic couture inspired us to start "What my Sister Wore" a fashion blog. This is our story! TDS - Was it always your dream to write about Fashion? Suvarna: The dream really was just to start writing about something significant in my life. After pondering over [...]

Deeba Rajpal – Passionate About Baking

"I am Deeba Rajpal, a Food Stylist, food blogger and a hobby baker at Passionate About Baking. Fascination with food and baking came after I got married, and got into the kitchen. A few hits and misses later, I found my feet! There was no looking back... It never crossed my mind of dreaming to [...]

Manasi Deshpande – The Comical Cyanide

My name is Manasi. I am an artist. My brand "The Comical Cyanide" is all about cute comics and doodles and happy merchandise like cards, bookmarks, mugs, notebooks etc. I draw/doodle everyday life scenarios and take inspiration from daily happenings around me.  It has always, always my dream to be an artist! I took inspiration from [...]

Richa – ‘Journaling’ her story!

My name is Richa, I’m a journalist and the founder & curator of  Parenthesis.co, an independent digital magazine on life, the world and the human condition. By day, I work as an editor with the Hindustan Times. I like cats, books, good storytelling and making photographs!  I'd always had very vague, generic dreams of what [...]