Motifs offer a new dimension to the visual appeal of a traditional sari, upholding a unique creative expression within the craft. Plant and floral motifs have held a place of...
An artist who has forged her own path, and a professor of art whose students bring her endless joy, Thejo Menon is truly a force to reckon with. Her childhood spent travelling Kerala with her parents is a constant source of inspiration to her, most notably in her bold use of pure colours on her canvases.Keep reading →
Esther Jasper is a home cook and baker who started a small catering business almost twenty years ago. If you’ve visited Kingsley, and enjoyed one (or more!) of the delicious nibbles that circulate there, you have Esther to thank for them! Her array of cookies, cakes and other goodies are always a delightful interlude to your Kingsley experience.Keep reading →
Over the centuries, a range of several patterns has become characteristic of kanjivaram sari designs. These motifs and patterns were not just decorative, but also had strong symbolic connotations, both in mythology and folklore. Motifs play a twin role – of aesthetic appeal, and as a reflection of symbolic meaning.Keep reading →
Dr. Sitara Vikram, co-founder and executive director of the CS Academy schools in Erode and Coimbatore, believes that you cannot go wrong with a kanjivaram. A trained psychiatrist, Sitara is deeply committed to her work in holistic education, drawing inspiration and wisdom from her background in medicine.Keep reading →
Dr. Pranathi Reddy, one of Hyderabad’s leading gynaecologists and Kanakavalli's November Vignette, leads an incredibly multifaceted life, perfectly suited to her vibrant personality and irrepressible vivacity. Dr. Pranathi tells us about where her passion for medicine comes from, what beauty means to her, and how she keeps herself busy...Keep reading →