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Nash Colundalur

Journalist

Nash Colundalur is an award winning journalist writing for International publications such as the Guardian Newspaper, Prospect and The New Internationalist Magazines. He won the Guardian International Development Award for his reportage on the drought in northern Kenya. 

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Odisha’s Handloom Weavers Spin Magical Silks, But Their Livelihoods Are In Tatters

“The beauty lies in the imperfection,” says Babuli's wife looking up from above her thick spectacles. “Every time one wears a handwoven silk sari, every time one turns, the sun hits it differently and it glitters like a new river.” She points the spinning wheel of raw silk thread in the sun and twirls it like a magic wand. The glitter is now in her eyes when she says, “Sometimes you can see the cosmos in it.” Babuli rebukes her, “But who cares. All they want is cheap machine-made ones.”
01/09/2016 3:14 PM IST