Chitra Balasubramaniam


I am passionate about writing especially on Craft, Travel, Art, Environment, food and more… Along with the wordsmithing comes taking images to accompany the writings. Meaning yes, I have a good stock of wonderful images as well as stories from India. It is the documentation and research on crafts especially textiles along with offbeat locales, unusual wonderful tasting natural food which spurs me on. In another avatar I do market research, pre-investment feasibility studies & financial analysis for investing. My work has been published in India and abroad in leading magazines – Design Today, Swagat, Discover India, Jetwings, Apparel….. is a labour of love for a city which has been my home for so long and has given me so much. The book is a labour of love of hunting and collecting things in Delhi.

Among other things, I collect interesting dolls, vessels, books, textiles... I collect both vintage, antique and contemporary pieces of Indian textiles and those from abroad. And occasionally part with it!

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Scroll Paintings of India
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,980. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Art
This book covers four scroll paintings from India - Phad from Rajasthan, Pata painting from Bengal, Cherial painting from Andhra Pradesh and Chitrakathi from Maharashtra. The paintings can be called folk art, tribal art or simply scroll which aided story tellers. Today many of these paintings are drawn on canvas to decorate homes and are a collector's item.
An Introduction to Traditional Hand Embroideries of India
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,160. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
This book has information on 20 hand embroidery traditions of India. It also has details on where one can see examples of the embroidery in India. There are 38 images for the various embroidery covered in the book. The book has information on 20 popular hand embroidery techniques from India. It covers, sozni, phulkari, kantha, kasuti, hurmucho, gara, aari, crewel, chamba rumals, chikan and more.
Organic Products Shopping in Delhi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Shopping, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Indian
A little guide to shopping for organic and natural products in Delhi. It is a little guide giving details of the retailers, NGOs, small shops and the organic products that they sell.
Furniture Hunting in Delhi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Shopping
A guide to buying furniture in Delhi. A Directory of Furniture dealers with 25 plus names of dealers / shops / boutiques/ craftsmen in and around Delhi dealing in old, vintage, antique, look alike antiques, furniture in beautiful wood Each of the person has been carefully chosen...Though the title says 25, you get more than 40 such addresses and plenty of tips on bargaining.

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