All stories by Ritika Kochhar
Postcards from the RajRediff.com21 Sep 2018
It was an exciting time for India and the world. Photography had been invented 50 years earlier, and the mass-produced Kodak camera of the 1880s helped democratise photography. Ritika Kochhar reports on an unusual exhibition of postcards that chronicle life in the British Raj.
The problem with the industry that employs 18 million IndiansRediff.com15 Apr 2018
Designer Ritu Kumar draws attention to the urgent needs of the handloom industry.
Ramie: The ancient fabric that could transform Indian dressingRediff.com30 Mar 2018
Ramie was used in ancient Egypt and China long before cotton was introduced to the Far East.
Going beyond Game of Thrones in CroatiaRediff.com28 Nov 2017
Step into the land of legends.
The Magic of Madhvi ParekhRediff.com3 Nov 2017
No conversation about Indian art is complete without mention of Madhvi Parekh
Have you tasted this Indian whiskey?Rediff.com1 Sep 2017
The Eclipse, with its vanilla and fruity palette, is easy to drink on the rocks, says Ritika Kochhar.
He knew what made India 'India'Rediff.com10 May 2017
Martand Singh, the master of weaves, took India to the world.
A love story in miniaturesRediff.com13 Apr 2017
Ritika Kochhar finds out how Indian miniatures, which were once buried in manuscripts, ended up drawing collectors the world over.
The maharaja who gave his people museumsRediff.com3 Mar 2017
The collector king Sayajirao Gaekwad III, who lived a century ago, put together a fantastic world of Indian and European art for his subjects.
Did demonetization steal the colour from art?Rediff.com14 Feb 2017
Since the note ban was announced auction houses, galleries and art fairs are witnessing lukewarm sales -- even with masters like Souza, Raza and Padamsee. Ritika Kochhar reports.