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We understand that knowledge around each subject is complex and has many dimensions. So, our platform gives you many options for finding your preferred way around each subject. At Sahapedia, you can read articles, watch videos, listen to interviews, and browse image galleries. You can also visit historic sites and natural spaces through our virtual walks.
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Paramparik Karigar was formed in 1996 by Roshan Kalapesi. The idea was mooted by Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay when she was approached by a group of master craftsmen who wanted to form an organisation of their own.
Paramparik Karigar craftsmen work in materials as diverse as clay, wood, metal and cloth using skills and techniques passed down through generations. Paramparik's aim is to sculpt a significant place for Indian craft.
Members are keenly aware of the need to keep their craft alive, constantly experimenting with new concepts and developing innovative designs that appeal to the modern, urban consumer while still retaining the essence of the original tradition. In this new era of technology, industrialization and liberalisation, we tend to overlook our rich heritage of traditional arts and crafts, which are our nation's pride and our valued asset.
Paramparik Karigar was formed to preserve and promote the traditional art and craft of our country, as well as to strive to create an environment conducive for the craftsmen to create their exquisite pieces of art.
This institution encourages the craftsmen to constantly innovate new techniques, designs and styles. We provide resources for them to do detailed research in their respective field of craft, so they can use their expertise to write books on the subject. This will help future generations to absorb the paramparik skills and further excel in their creativity. Workshops are conducted for the craftsmen's children, where their talents are constantly cultivated and nurtured. Paramparik Karigar has also been attempting to incorporate craft as part of the education process for children in schools. Paramparik Karigar gives an opportunity to master craftsmen to bring their unique art and craft to the forefront.
We organize exhibitions, seminars and fairs, where craftsmen from every corner of the country can express and display their skills, to people who appreciate and acknowledge their creative efforts and inherent talents. Paramparik Karigar has had exhibitions in Bombay, Kolkata, Jamshedpur and workshops in Bangalore, Orissa, Chennai, Munnar and Kutch.
Visit the Website: www.paramparikkarigar.com
Studio3 is the brain child of avid art collector Vinita Mirchandani. An art initiative that aims to propagate both contemporary as well as upcoming talent, transcending various genre of art, on an international platform. Since its inception in the year 2002 it has established a nurturing relationship with artists and collectors alike.
Studio3 views itself as a catalyst that hopes to create a synergy between artists & art collectors constantly trying to find a fresh perspective on the vibrant art scene that India has to offer.
With a gallery collection that boasts of some of the most prestigious names, Studio3 is constantly scouring the country for tomorrow’s genius. Studio3 believes in supporting the cause of artists by not just merely hosting exhibitions for them but by monitoring their growth and giving them a direction to take their works to the next level. The gallery has been consistently supported and encouraged by the senior artists, for which it is immensely thankful.
Studio3 believes in safeguarding the interests of all art collectors and hence sources works directly from artists. All works are certified by artists themselves. By having a large presence internationally the gallery has a large following overseas and hopes to make contemporary Indian art a global phenomenon.
We hope to bring you the best of contemporary Indian art and look forward to your patronage and support.
Visit the Website: www.studio3india.com
Some journeys can be summed up in a photo, a tweet, a souvenir. But others are so filled with inner riches, they defy easy description. For our guests, this has always posed a challenge: How to best capture the world of luxury that is The Leela? For one visitor, it’s a lobby – and a welcome that makes her feel like royalty. For another, it’s discovering a hidden garden, guided only by the scent of jasmine. To some, it is small touches that few others notice – the warmth of a gesture, the extra care in the simplest dish. Finding the right words for this distinctly Indian brand of luxury is made all the more difficult because it is constantly being refined and enhanced by each person we invite to join our staff.
From the start, we have been on a continuous journey to delight each traveller who crosses our threshold. It is The Leela’s goal to provide the most demanding guests with memorable, magical stays that deliver the essence of India and discover a 5-Star experience found only in India, and only at The Leela. In a span of 30 years, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has grown to comprise a world-class collection of nine award-winning luxury hotels spread across key destinations in India with many more on the anvil.
We are a group of Bengalureans who take pride in helping residents as well as visitors experience heritage: human and natural, in and around this historic city.
From forts, colonial bungalows, centuries’ old gardens, places of worship and bazaars to diverse food and spiritualism, we help you explore the known and not-so-well-known facets of this part of world.
India Art Festival, a leading modern and contemporary art fair is the only art fair in India that hosts two annual editions in two biggest metro-cities Mumbai and New Delhi every year in February and November respectively.
India Art Festival (IAF) brings together 50 art galleries and over 300 independent artists every year under one roof in separate pavilions housing 150 air-conditioned booths.
India Art Festival, an interactive platform features curated ‘Conversations’, a series of panel discussions offering expert perspectives on contemporary art and the economy, art collection, exhibitions, studio practices, art galleries there by presenting insights and prognostications drawn from rich experience of speakers.
After eight successful editions at Mumbai & New Delhi since 2011, India Art Festival positions itself as reliable and successful flagship art fair in India.