Friday, July 17, 2009

Kanchipuram Pattu Sarees

Kanchipuram Pattu sarees from Vasanthi Kalyansundar’s Sri Sai Creations, Chennai

• July 23 – 28, 2009

- Silk and silk-cotton handloom sarees with traditional motifs like the peacock, hamsam, rudraksham and the classic gold temple borders.
- Saris in vibrant oranges, midnight blues, toned oranges and mehendi greens.
- A collection that integrates block printing and handloom weaving

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Composting kitchen waste...

Special demonstrations at dāram...

To convert kitchen waste to wealth and to help keep the city clean

dāram presents a weekend exhibition of terracotta composters for composting wet waste at home.

The composters are brought to Hyderabad by ‘Wastes-Away’ in association with Bangalore based ‘Daily Dump’ that has pioneered these hand crafted composters. Daily Dump helps you manage your household waste and convert it to useful high-quality compost. The Daily Dump products are designed to ensure that you compost at home, conveniently and hygienically.

Demonstrations on the use of these terracotta composters will be held
18th & 19th July 2009
25th & 26th July 2009

dāram, Naik Estate, ICICI Bank Lane, Beside Airport Lane,
Begumpet, Hyderabad – 500016
Tel: +91 40 27765503. Fax: +91 40 27892905.

3pm to 8pm




Big Indian cities produce 3000 tonnes of waste everyday at the least. Most of this reaches dumps that are illegal. Till our cities get a planned and efficient waste management programme, this situation is likely to continue and even get worse as the population increases and we consume even more.
Individual citizens can help by reducing their individual garbage footprint - by reducing the garbage they generate and in other cases by re-cycling waste. One excellent way of dealing with wet, organic waste like that from the kitchen is to compost it. Waste like this, actually does not need to travel because it contains 60% water. The municipal department thus ends up spending fuel, cartage and labour transporting water!!
Daily Dump allows citizens to help manage this wet waste at home itself, to convert it to useful manure and at the same time reduce the burden on the city’s civic infrastructure.


Plot 222, Kamalapuri Colony Phase II,
Near IBP Petrol Pump
Hyderabad - 500073
Tel: +91 40 23741932, +91 9886796967
Timing: 10am to 5pm

Friday, July 10, 2009

Pre-Shrunk garments from dāram

All dāram garments are made from pre-washed and pre-shrunk fabric. These processes ensure that the interlacing warp & weft yarn relaxes to its original length. This ensures that the degree of shrinkage that will occur while washing the garments themselves is minimised.

We offer our customers less than 2% shrinkage (both on length and chest) on all our garments.

Why do fabrics shrink?
In the pre-loom processes of warping and sizing and also on the loom, yarn is stretched and kept taut under tension. Yarns that are woven to form the fabric, when washed for the 1st time, will naturally shrink to its original length, thus causing the shrinkage that is experienced.