Chitradeep Benerjee GDPD guide Sekhar Mukherjee sponsor Outreach Programmes, National Institute of Design

Benaras / Varanasi
Traditional crafts
Toy-making craftsmen
diploma project
Aise Mili Radha (Interactive Children Book)
Benaras, the holy city, also known as Varanasi or Kashi, has been a centre of learning and spirituality for nearly 3,000 years. The historic city is now facing a decline in its traditional crafts, with awareness and appreciation rapidly diminishing. The need of the hour is to make people aware of the community involved in making these artifacts. Children are increasingly disconnected from their cultural roots. With timely intervention, they can embrace traditional practices with a sense of pride.

The project involved developing a picture book, ‘Aise Mili Radha,’ to tell the story of wooden toy-making in Benaras for children aged 8 to 13. On a journey seeking his beloved Radha, Krishna meets several craftsmen and learns about the process of toy-making. The water colour illustrations highlight the important features of the wooden toys. The book hopes to play a small but significant role in representing these craftsmen and their dying art.


class room project

Aakanksha MittraGDPD

Aashay MeshramGDPD

Abhishek SinghGDPD


Arushi KathuriaGDPD

Bhumika GarbyalPGDPD

Chitradeep BenerjeePGDPD

Hanoch JohnPGDPD

Ishika SrivastavaGDPD

Kapil GopinathanPGDPD

Kirat BrahmaGDPD

Kshitij VermaPGDPD

Manimaran RPGDPD

Mihir LeleGDPD

Nausheen JavedPGDPD

Neer MistryGDPD

Nikhil ChalakhPGDPD

Ninaad KulkarniGDPD

Prashant SartapePGDPD

Pushpendra BharambePGDPD

Rabindra KumarGDPD

Rahul LaishramPGDPD

Sephin AlexanderPGDPD

Shirin KharaPGDPD

Upamanyu BhattacharyyaGDPD

Venkatram VGDPD

Vikrant BarmateGDPD

Vivek RamGDPD

Vivek SinghPGDPD

Wangdan WangpanGDPD