Anjalee Wakankar, Co-founder and Head of Business, KAARU shares her inspiring story of coming into her purpose and becoming a social entrepreneur. Impacting hundreds of lives and livelihoods of artisans, while keeping their unique national cultural heritage and identity alive and thriving, as well as the environment sustained, through her cofounded design collective, KAARU


29 April 2020


Conference on Guiding the Future of the Indian Handicraft Sector at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad


20 February 2020
Indian School of Business Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana 500032

BUSINESS OF HANDCRAFTED SUSTAINABLE LUXURY Conference guiding future of the Indian Handicraft Sector

Anjalee Wakankar, of KAARU joining the panel discussion on “How can contemporary design become a catalyst for positioning traditional handicraft in the sustainable luxury segment?” at the Conference, Business of handcrafted sustainable Luxury at Indian School of business, Hyderabad on February 20, 2020, organized by Mango Tree Art and Design.

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20 February 2020

Heirloom Naga wins the JSW Prize for Contemporary Craftsmanship 2019

The JSW Prize for Contemporary Craftsmanship powered by AD was given to Jesmina Zeliang of Heirloom Naga this year at the AD Design Show 2019, for empowering Nagaland weavers.

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08 November 2019

Get to know the jury of the JSW Prize for Contemporary Craft 2019

The inaugural edition of the AD x JSW Prize for Contemporary Craftsmanship celebrates tradition and cutting edge craftsmanship. Here are the jurors on the lookout for new ideas in 2019.

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07 June 2019

Power of Translation

At the lobby of the Oberoi, Delhi, an intricate silvery web hangs wall to wall, floor to ceiling. Dotted at intervals with indigo blue and marigold yellow circles of varying sizes, it's an installation that begs to be inspected further. As one draws nearer, the screen presents three layers of steel fingers hooked one to the other, and the blue and yellow reveal stone inlay of flowers on one side and a compact mirror on the other. This jagged-edged installation can only be seen through the interpretation of the word, "Atithi"...

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11 March 2019

Architecture perhaps A product of our being

Where the duality between ‘forms’ of Architecture and Product dissolves. A dialogue between Sanjib Chaterjee and Mrinalini Ghandiok

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July - August 2018

2nd Italian Design Day

On the occasion of the 2nd Italian Design Day celebrated in Delhi today, the Embassy of Italy organised a panel discussion with Italian Design Ambassadors, Arch. Raffaella Mangiarotti and Arch. Marco Ferreri, together with indian Arch. Sanjib Chatterjee of Kaaru, Designer Siddhartha Das and crafts activist Mrs Laila Tyabji, Founder of Dakstar, on the positive impact that design can have on craftsmanship development. The concept of the restyling of Italian Cultural Centre by Arch. Andrea Anastasio has been explained to the guests, and all the panelists participated in the auspicious lighting of the ceremonial lamp.
5 March 2018
Istituto Italiano di Cultura New Delhi50 N, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Nakashima at NID

Discovering Nakashima - This one-day symposium, featuring a keynote lecture by Mira Nakashima, American architect and woodworker held at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad on October 21, 2016. Sharing views/perspectives on the work of George Nakashima in the background of emerging modern idioms in 20th century India; the value and relevance of wood as a material today; and the future of furniture design education.

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21 October 2016
National Institute of Design,Opposite Tagore Hall, Paldi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380007

Sanjib Chatterjee chats with IndiYah!

Sanjib Chatterjee shares the thought behind KAARU’s work!

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14 April 2016

Shakti Leadership Delhi Book Launch Panel

Shakti Leadership was launched in Delhi, India on 29 Jun 2016 at the Taj Palace. The launch event included an engaging panel discussion, with distinguished participants including Kavita Mathur, People and Culture Leader at Grant Thornton Advisory; Sanjib Chatterjee, Architect-Entrepreneur and Co-founder of KAARU; Deepikka Jindal, MD of JSL Lifestyle and Founder of arttd'inox; and Santosh Desai, MD and CEO of Future Brands. Listen in for some deep insights from people who live Shakti Leadership day in and day out through their life and work.


29 January 2016
Taj Palace, New Delhi2, Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021


KAARU designs THE LIGHT for Pratham - the world’s largest hand-cut chandelier which casts an expression of Indian spirit, scale and virtuosity, in a 100’ long installation at one of London’s most coveted venues.

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May - June 2015
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