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A ‘Sui’ in Time

A ‘Sui’ in Time

Third generation entrepreneur Mahima Gujral’s love for travel is the inspiration behind her fresh sustainable indi luxe label, Sui by Sue Mue I opened the small box. Bundled with the brochures were a couple of swatches of soft hemp and organic cotton, an up cycled […]

Exhibit 3

Exhibit 3

Project: Chicory Design Box  Provenance: Kashmir Description: This wooden papier–mâché floral box has been created by Naqashi the art of hand painting a piece of craft with motifs. The floral motif is accentuated by the pale, off white background. Sakhtsazi is the actual production process […]

The Sustainable Imperative 2018

The Sustainable Imperative 2018

BeejLiving speaks to four businesses to see what they predict for 2018 We’re people who ask questions. About consumption. About resources. About how we source, what we eat, what we wear and what we consume. Four brands speak to us about how consumption patterns are […]

Five homegrown natural cookware brands your kitchen needs

Five homegrown natural cookware brands your kitchen needs

For many years, my family’s sil batta (stone grinder) and khalbatta okli (mortar and pestle) lay under the hot case in our kitchen. Solid, hand-hewed primitive scullery tools, come spring and they would be pulled out to crush spices to smithereens by the kitchen help. […]

The Village Fair

The Village Fair

Have you thrown away your Teflon pans yet? Make way for modern cooking in seasoned ethnic cookware. My mother tells me about Relu, the family’s cook in Amritsar, who, wrapped in a muslin loin cloth, cooked meals in an iron taamba over an open flame, […]

Pahadi Local

Pahadi Local

Sourcing locally, distributing widely My first brush with Pahadi Local was not among scented pine trees in the Himalayas. Rather, it was last year, in Jaipur, during the literature festival. At The Bees Knees, a sprightly pop-up held in the lawns of the charming Hotel Narain […]