articles by Ruchika Kher

Life

Designs on ikat: How the Indian fashion industry is helping revive the traditional textile technique

From breezy tops to funky footwear and bags, ikat is being used by designers in ever-more contemporary ways

Life

How Indian designers seized the spotlight at the International Woolmark Prize

Even though the International Woolmark Prize has been around for several years (the first edition took place in 1953), it is only in the past few years that Indian designers have been consistently creating their mark on this global platform

Entertainment

Music festivals are mushrooming across India, and not just in the metros: What's driving the trend?

It was not too long ago that only a handful of music festivals were organised in India. There was Sunburn, and then the NH7 Weekender — the go-to events on every music lover's list. Cut to today, when almost every part of India, today, boasts of a music festival. What's prompted so many fests to spring up?