Coffee, Craft and Conversations at Kala Bhoomi

Bhubaneswar: Kala Bhoomi- Odisha Crafts Museum as part of the Crafts Re-Imagined for Experience Absorption, Trial and Engagement -C.R.E.A.T.E. presents the Lecture Series with Mr. William N. Bissell from 03:00 PM- 03:45 PM on 25th September, 2019. William Nanda Bissell took over as the Managing Director of Fabindia in 1999, and
spearheaded the company’s retail growth and diversification of products. He is currently the Vice Chairman and a Director on the Board of the company. One of India’s most well known chains, Fabindia is known for its contemporary range of craft based products, sourced from over
55,000 crafts persons.
Bissell has authored the book “Making India Work” that takes a hard look at the issues facing India and the out of the box re-think necessary to catalyse change. As part of the lecture he will be addressing the question, “Can Odisha have an economy that celebrates traditional skills and knowledge systems, protects the environment, produces meaningful, high income employment for million”. The event includes a day of planned activities at the museum. A Crafts Bazaar bringing together artisans and consumers will be opened to visitors from 1 PM to 5 PM. The Handlooms Trail will be conducted from 2 PM – 3PM, giving visitors a chance to experience handlooms
through the 5 senses. A coffee on the house is yet another attraction of the event!

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