The Genteel
July 3, 2020

Kunal Lodhia

Toronto natives, Amrit Kumar and Mriga Kapadiya, packed their things and headed to Bombay for what would be the treasure hunt of a lifetime. Through their project, NorBlack NorWhite, the pair have been resurrecting the ancient textile techniques of India through a contemporary lens.

By Kunal Lodhia

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Kunal Lodhia

Bombay India

Kunal contributes to The Genteel from Bombay. Kunal was born and raised in Toronto. He started his career as a Mechanical Engineer in the Middle East and now lives and works in Bombay with a design collective WETHEPPL conducting experiments in fashion, food, music and technology. Between hopping trains around India, listening to disco, swimming in the sea and cooking for hours at a time, Kunal also freelances as a graphic/web designer.

In his effort to liberate India from the industrial grip of British rule, Mahatma Gandhi Ji advocated "Swadeshi" (self-sufficiency) as core to the movement towards independence or "Swaraj" (self-rule). By 1920, this peaceful revolution was steady on its way as Charkhas quietly spun in unison in villages across the nation and the word Swaraj was on the tongue of those hungry for freedom. Khadi, the "nationalist fabric" was born.

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