The Fabric of India

A slideshow of images from the book accompanying the V&A exhibition

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (aka V&A) boasts an incredible collection of handmade Indian fabrics and textiles—a collection they say is the greatest in the world. Though their exhibition “The Fabric of India” is coming to a close this weekend, the accompanying hardcover book is surprisingly comprehensive—offering extensive research and accessible knowledge, as much as it inspires through vivid imagery. Featuring historic pieces (some dating …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Love with no labels, holding back tears and why Indian food tastes so good in this week's look at the web

1. Internet Slang in Sign Language Each year, dozens of new words ease themselves into our vocabulary, but when it comes to sign language, the progression isn’t so natural. With words and phrases like “duck face,” “photobomb,” and “Emoji” being added to our daily jargon, the American Sign Language community must work together to find universal gestures that exemplify each new term. As Hopes&Fears finds …

Chai Now

Tipu's latest micro-ground mix

Generally skeptical of the western appropriation of Indian traditions, we do find the occasional diamond in the rough. The self-billed “chai snobs” at Tipu’s recently introduced Chai Now, a fully loaded chai latte that stacks up nicely to their already stellar selection. Building off of their successful Microground Instant Black Chai, Chai Now adds non-GMO soy powder and evaporated cane juice to the instant mix. …