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The Ladies aren’t Laapataa anymore - The Route to Happiness

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Marriage, in many cultures, marks the beginning of a new life—but for most women in rural India, their life is characterised by a new village, a new family, a new home, and often, a new...

The Power Of The Collective

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The excitement and fervour surrounding general elections in India are palpable, with heated discussions and loud campaigns dominating the landscape. However, the post-election scenario often sees promises fade into oblivion, leaving people to navigate their...

Growing The Rural Startup

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STARTING an independent for-profit social enterprise in rural India is not just a venture — it’s a courageous step towards bringing about meaningful social change, reducing inequality, and ensuring inclusive development and growth. Inclusion of...

Rangsutra X Desi Oon Collaboration: A Journey of Innovation and Empowerment

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A Chronicle of Sustainability and Shepherd's Whispers In the heart of Rajasthan's Rajasar Bhatiyan, where the echoes of a fading pastoral way of life lingered, emerged a collaboration - The Desi Oon Project. A collaboration...

The Chikankari Legacy: A Thread that Weaves Through History

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Finding its origins in the Mughal era, Chikankari travelled to India around the 16th century. The exquisite art, believed to be introduced by Noor Jehan, the wife of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, blossomed in Lucknow under...

Applique: An Enduring Craft

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Applique is a delicate art form that involves cutting intricate designs from fabric, meticulously gluing them onto a base material, and then stitching these pieces together using a hem stitch. The resulting patterns are stunning...

Gandhi Jayanti: Celebrating Sustainable Practices and Artistic Vision

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The 2nd of October is a day to remember that Mahatma Gandhi initiated our Independence – the Swadeshi movement by taking up the charkha and encouraging everyone to spin their own cloth. The charkha became...

Desert Embroideries: Threads of Tradition and Resilience

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RangSutra's Tribute to Rajasthan's Desert Embroideries
Discover the vibrant heart of Rajasthan with RangSutra's exclusive collection, celebrating the ancient desert embroideries of India. From the geometric marvel of Kharek to the intricate beauty of Soof, each stitch tells a tale of heritage, resilience, and artistry. Rooted in the traditions of the Meghawaad community, these embroideries are a living legacy of artisans who migrated from Sindh, Pakistan. Dive into the tales behind Soof, Kharek, Pakka, and Sindhi embroideries, each uniquely reflecting the spirit of the vast and varied landscape of Rajasthan. RangSutra's latest collection, "Shifrah", showcases contemporary Soof embroidery, blending muted desert tones with vibrant stitches, capturing Rajasthan's enduring spirit. Join us in celebrating a rich tapestry of tradition, where every thread has a story.

Empowering Weavers: Revival of Handloom Artisans with rangSutra (By Sumita Ghose)

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RangSutra’s community of handloom weavers across western Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Kashmir and Haryana have been able to revive and hone their craft thanks mainly to our partnership with IKEA – who have shown confidence in...

Celebrating a Decade of Partnership with IKEA- Co-creating Change

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This year we celebrate 10 years of partnership with IKEA - a significant milestone in Rangsutra’s journey.. towards social change and economic progress. We cherish the partnership, it has helped us grow, and played a...