Mandish Kalsi


 The inspiration to start writing about my experiences came from all the endless discussions with friends and family about my experiences living in India, something i definitely did not envision for myself as a young person but it happened and now i am here trying to build a life. This journal is a hope to inspire other people and to pull back the curtain on some of the perceptions and ideas people may have about India and Indians, through my personal and professional journey of finding my place in this impressive chaos.

Working with artisans

For me, design and textiles are a passion, it's like an all consuming fire, i want to keep learning, keep creating, keep building. But soon after working with people in India, it became clear this was not the case for them. Seeing the artisans work and create their art has been awe inspiring but seeing their discouraged faces and spirits has been completely disheartening.

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