crafts of Kutch


Spundana – a journey into the real Kutch 18

The heart of Kutch I believe lies in its villages, the people and the crafts.  Beautiful designs created by thin nimble fingers, the women of Kutch are a treasure house of talent. Shy, smiling, decked in bold jewellery and clad in colourful costumes, the women stand out in the bleary blank landscape. In almost every village that I visited, the women were very hospitable and would invite me home for a cup of coffee. They would smile sheepishly if I asked them to pose for a photograph and laugh away. I can’t tire of travelling to Kutch . And am […]


Flamingos in Kutch

Five reasons why you must visit Kutch 22

Kutch nahin dekha to kuch nahin dekha is not just a marketing tag line.  During my recent visit to the largest district in India, I realized the truth behind that line rendered in the booming voice of Amitabh Bachchan.  Almost every destination in India is unique in its own way and yet Kutch seems to surpass them in its sheer variety . The landscape, the monument, the talented people – the list goes on. Not just tourists, even birds flock here in large numbers. I was there for just five days last month and I could come up with five […]