Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time


Captivating tales, enigmatic illustrations, exciting adventures, captivating cities and a dollop of history. Here is our collection of children’s books for your little gumdrops.

The Story of Babur

A story that will fascinate children and parents alike... 

Good Earth's first children's book in collaboration with Puffin Books: 

The Story of Babur  

The tale of the India’s first Mughal emperor, an adventurer, a king, a legend.  

Based on the Babur Nama, in which Babur writes about events in his life, this is story of self-discovery, a book to be cherished, and read over and over again.

Find the enthralling tale oour Web Boutique
across our shops, at Amazon India and the Victoria and Albert Museum gift shop.

The Story of Babur — The Beginnings 
~ Simran Lal

“While reading books to my two little boys and my young niece and nephew, I felt the need for books that told stories about India’s history through real historical events and people; stories about our jungles, rivers, animals, mythology and cultural history. 

I wanted to create books that ignite their curiosity about where we come from and who came before us. We start the series with the story of Babur, who was the founder of Mughal dynasty in India.


In a chatty style, the writer playfully adds jokes and pranks played by young Babur and the importance of relationships and duties of a young leader, while imparting historical events with its share of villains, heroes and battles! The gentle watercolour illustrations are influenced by Mughal miniatures and have been rendered in a modern, youthful style. 

Wishing all our readers many hours of happy reading! Dedicated to my four young readers who know it almost by heart — Raghav (who celebrates his 8th birthday today), Zarovar, Leila Noor and Arjuna.”

The Case of The Missing Tiger Cub

Adventure through India's tropical landscape and explore the magic of India's wildlife and forests through the eyes of Rainbow Raghavan. 

 A beautifully illustrated children's story about a jungle girl and a city boy on their search for a missing tiger cub in Bandhavgarh, brought to life by writer, Kalpana Subramanian, and illustrator, Prashant Miranda. A story of friendship and discovery.  

The Case of The Missing Tiger Cub is available across shops and on our Web Boutique.


Krishna Deva Raya

Let your gumdrop babies lose themselves in the enthralling tale and colourful pages of Krishna Deva Raya, one of India's greatest kings. Explore the magnificent palaces, extravagant temples and bazaars in Vijayanagara, where the king of kings, Krishna Deva Raya, once resided.
From the magical landscapes of Vijayanagara with its extravagant temples and palaces to exquisite baths and lotus lakes as seen through the eyes of Krishna Deva Raya's great granddaughter.

Krishna Deva Raya: King of Kings is available across shops and on Web Boutique.

The Story of TansenMaster of Melody

Journey through the life of legendary singer, composer and musician, Tansen, as he sings to the forest and the clouds and falls deeply in love.  

Discover the magical events of his life, and the profound power of his enchanting voice, together with your gumdrop.

An enigmatic illustrated children's book chronicling the life of Tansen, who became one of Mughal Emperor Akbar's Navaratnas, or 'nine jewels'.  

The Story of Tansen: Master of Melody is available across shops and on our Web Boutique.

Treasure At The Train Station

An intriguing adventure set in Mumbai's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus that takes you back to the magnificent railway station in 1967, one of Mumbai's iconic landmarks.  

The railway station was once a grand architectural example of intricately carved interiors and charming stone sculptures, brought to life in this story that conjures India's rich history. 

Immerse yourself in the wonder of the majestic interiors of the once grand Victoria Terminus with the enchanting tale Treasure At The Train Station.

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Good Earth Playlist: Melodies Of The Monsoon

Good Earth Playlist: Melodies OF The Monsoon

Music Playlists

The spectacular showers of the monsoon harmonize nature, music and emotion...

The soil is replenished, the trees are green and heavy with joy, the air is full of romance, and the time is ripe to sit back and rejoice in music. 

From soft lilting Indian classical ragas with tabla beats to love-filled Bollywood ballads, we’ll have you singing in the rain with a playlist curated by our Founder and Creative Director, Anita Lal.

Monsoon Magic Playlist


Manjh Khamaj 
Pandit Ravi Shankar

Mumbai Express

Raga: Gaud Sarang 
Raza Ali Khan & Ustad Munawar Ali Khan

Khwaja Mere Khwaja
Instrumental, A.R. Rahman

Meesha Shafi

Chhaap Tilak Sab Chheeni
Paul Deslauriers & Anwar Khurshid

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Good Earth Playlist: Gandhara

Good Earth Playlist: Gandhara

Music Playlists

As we unearth the traces of an ancient land as old as the Rig Vedas, we find fragments of a true confluence of cultures, a place that transcends one region, one time, one language.

We discover the story of

Our Design Collection 2018–2019

Our Gandhara Playlist explores elements of this multi-cultural civilization, once a cradle of creativity, knowledge and learning, with its Indic, Persian, Greek, Central Asian and Buddhist influences.

Gandhara Playlist


Anhad Naad 
Ram Sampath, Sona Mohapatra & Shadab


Dil Sulagta Raha Chandni Raat Mein
Ustad Nusurat Fateh Ali Khan


Khwaja Mere Khwaja


Kaho Kya Khayal Hai
Zeb and Haniya

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Sustain Style

Rozana is a new line of everyday apparel from Sustain that is handcrafted to transition effortlessly from day to evening.

Celebrate comfort with impeccably tailored essentials in natural fabrics and neutral colours, perfect for work and perfect for play.

At Work

Familiar styles in fine-spun muslin, malkha and mangalgiri cottons that you can breathe, work and live in.

At Play

Simple and contemporary cuts that can be styled in as many ways as you like for a casual brunch or get-together with friends.
Classic tailoring with accents of light embroidery, accessorized with a flower or two in the hair, will take you into festive evenings in style.

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The Alchemist’s Table: Styling Secrets by Good Earth

The Alchemist’s Table: Styling Secrets by Good Earth


Welcome to the Alchemist's Table. An enchanting unfolding of object-stories lovingly collected and composed by Lead Designer Pavitra Rajaram at our shop in Raghuvanshi Mills, Mumbai.

Immerse yourself in the wonder of our Rosabagh dining collection 

Uniting two of our favourite designs, Persia Garden and Baradari, we bring you RosaBagh, a collection of fine bone china tableware with leitmotifs inspired by a vintage Persian miniature, and the enchanting garden life of the Mughals. 

A celebration of our love for Van Vaibhav, or the splendour of the forest, the collection captures intricate outdoor pavilions, birds and butterflies in an oasis of verdant blossoms, illustrating a paradise garden with accents of 24 carat gold.

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Welcome To The Elephant Corridor

Welcome To The Elephant Corridor

Fables & Nature

Elephant Parade® is a social enterprise that runs the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant statues.

Created by artists and celebrities, each life-sized, baby elephant statue is unique, exhibited globally to raise awareness for the need of elephant conservation and welfare.

We at Good Earth, have always been inspired by the magnificent Indian Elephant, that nurtures and thrives on our landscapes.  

Today, the Asian elephant is an endangered species, threatened by a loss of natural habitat, ivory poaching and human-elephant conflict. To protect the magnificent species, we partnered with social enterprise, Elephant Family, charity partner of Elephant Parade®, standing in solidarity with the majestic elephant, a cause very dear to us.
Here is a glimpse into our design stories that pay homage to the Asian elephant. Say hello to our Eles:

Van Vaibhav

With intricate artwork inspired the beauty and bounty of nature, our miniature, handcrafted elephant is decorated with vibrant motifs of flora and fauna in a lush, undulating landscape. It celebrates the core of the Good Earth ethos,

Van Vaibhav: the Splendour of the Forest

The Dharma Wheel, Conch, Lotus, Victory Banner, Mystic Knot, Wisdom Urn, Protective Parasol and the Fertile Fish

Tara Astamangala

Good Earth's design interpretation of the 'eight auspicious symbols' or astamangala decorates our handcrafted Ele, Tara Astamangala. Each symbol represents the offerings presented by the Vedic gods to Sakyamuni Buddha upon his enlightenment. We have portrayed them as a composite crest:

Making of Van Vaibhav

Making of Tara Astamangala


Nicobar's miniature elephant, Kandy, offers an artistic interpretation of its signature motifs with a deeper allusion to the dwindling natural habitat of our elephants.  

While the fronds represent the lack of forest cover, the zebra crossings symbolize roads and railway tracks  
affecting the natural dwellings of the majestic elephant. 

Handcrafted To Life

Each elephant replica is a unique, miniature piece of art, handcrafted with delicate artwork by a skilled group of artisans.

20% of Elephant Parade® proceeds from our Eles are donated to the noble cause of elephant welfare and conservation projects!  

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Jodhpur Boutique : Moon House Haveli

Jodhpur Boutique : Moon House Haveli


A Jewel Box of Treasures

We travel through a labyrinth of blue rooftops to the royal city of Jodhpur, where our first ever concept boutique springs to life

The Moon House Haveli
a jewel box of treasures 

Located in a heritage haveli, the boutique's interiors are hand-painted in a modern-day Nathwada style by artisans from generational Pichwai families. Come discover its many mysteries with us...

Through the doors of an ancient palace, she found herself in the room of illusions. A transient sanctuary of power, a realm beyond life, where dreams manifested into reality. She explored its sparkling treasures, felt its elusive walls, and wandered deep into its beguiling lacuna.    

They say the room appeared only when summoned, engulfing all it encountered.  

From the room of illusions, she wandered into the hall of mirrors, where sapphire walls blended into antique faceted glass. Above her, a starry cosmos, turbulent with swirling clouds. She saw a hundred versions of herself in each mirror, a hundred stories of her life. Alternate realities for every decision she would ever make. 

Down a golden staircase, through the dense foliage, into a hidden garden of trees. She found a man seated at a table with a majestic tiger at his knee.  

He told her stories of the realm beyond, an endless continuum where one had to sail through misty vapour and tangled weeds. He invited her to travel with him, and promised her the riches and dreams she desired. She politely declined. 

A red sandstone palace with corridors of latticework windows. She stumbled into the sitting room of a forgotten Queen, a sanctuary of darkness. The Queen sat regal on an ancient chair adorned with Mughal flora, and gestured to the marble bowl before her: it contained a shimmering ball of light.

"Find yourself here," she said. 

In the depths of an ancient step-well sat a bustling souk, glittering with treasures from the Silk Route. Precious jewellery and rich embroideries, fine shawls and porcelain cups – she searched for something that could truly be hers.  

She found it eventually in a quiet corner: a hand-etched vase of tuberose flowers, a window of filtered light.   

JDH – Walled City Regeneration Project

A revival of the historic quarter of Jodhpur, JDH – Walled City Regeneration Project is an endeavour to breathe new life into the city's remarkable landmarks.
Joining this cultural renaissance that blends heritage, design and modern-day creativity, we hope to restore the Blue City to its former glory, a royal work of art.

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Jodhpur: Must-Visits In The Royal City

Jodhpur: Must-Visits in the Royal City


It is in the twisting alleyways of Jodhpur that the magic of the Blue City truly comes alive.

As you wander, you may glimpse the whirring of everyday life behind the shuttered blue doors and worn indigo facades, and take in each shade of cool blue tempered with a warm toffee-tone palette. 

For your travels through its labyrinthine rooftops and architectural wonders, here’s our selection of must-visits in the royal city.

Toorji Ka Jhalra 

(Toorji’s Stepwell)

Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Stepwell) is a rosy-red sandstone stepwell built in the early 18th century by Maharaja Abhay Singh’s wife. Restored after years of neglect under the brand new JDH project that seeks to replenish Jodhpur’s stunning cultural legacy, this stepwell is where our new Silk Route-inspired shop is located. A stone's throw from the ramparts of Mehrangarh fort, its undulating chevron-like stairs bring back the old-world charm of Jodhpur royalty.  

 (📷 Flickr)

Mehrangarh Fort

In the heart of Rajasthan lies a citadel of the sun: Mehrangarh Fort. Commissioned by Maharaja Man Singh (Jodhpur's last independent ruler), its impressive structure is a composite of architectural styles determined by each centuries’ ruler. The fort's heritage museum houses a fantastic collection of costumes, palanquins and paintings and magnificent restorations of four period rooms.
Rudyard Kipling’s words perhaps best describe one of India’s most important monuments:

"A palace that might have been built by titans but coloured by the morning sun."

Balsamand Palace


A beautiful summer palace with the lapping waters of the Balsamand lake and surrounded by lush green gardens is where we're heading next in Jodhpur. Built in 1159 AD by the city's rulers as a reservoir to supply the city of MandoreBalsamand Lake is now a sunny picnic-spot shaded by mango, papaya, pomegranate, guava and plum trees. 

(📷 Andrew Collins)

It was only in the 17th century that the Balsamand Palace was added to the scenic spot, its waterways and landscaped gardens inspired by the Mughal concept of a pleasure palace overlooking a paradise garden. 

Mandore Gardens

Tucked away to the north of the city is Jodhpur's Mandore Gardens, an ancient space that was once home to Jodhpur’s Maharajas. Abandoned for many decades, its majestic cenotaphs rise above the trees, each distinctive from the next, a medley of red sandstone against green foliage.
Mandore was once a bustling center for the arts and crafts, and this patronage is evident in the monuments’ intricately carved ceilings, pillars and niches. As parakeets swoop in and out of the pavilions, and monkeys playfully dart across, you might find yourself in a bygone era.

Raas, Jodhpur’s first luxury boutique hotel

If you’re looking for an oasis of luxury set in a haveli, look no further than Raas, Jodhpur’s first luxury boutique hotel. This 18th-century haveli, authentically restored in lime mortar and sandstone, is a mix of architectural styles. Rajasthani latticed facades go hand in hand with its functional elements, marrying craftsmanship with contemporary design, and of course, the most majestic views of Mehrangarh Fort swiftly at sunset.

Umaid Bhawan Palace

A gorgeous duet of sandstone and marble makes up the stunning interiors of one of the world’s most beautiful hotels, the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. Designed by British architect Henry Vaughan Lanchester, the palace is a symphony of architectural elements characteristic of the Indo-Deco style popular in the ‘30s and ‘40s, infused with the essence of Indian craftsmanship. 

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Gardens Around the World

Gardens Around the World

Fables & Nature

For 21 years the idea of Van Vaibhav, or Splendour of the Forest has inspired our designs, encouraged and nurtured us to be in harmony with nature.

Celebrating the joy of the world that surrounds us, we sought the most breathtaking of gardens the world over. Join us, as we slip into verdant oases and wild orchards, marvel under flower-laden walkways and march atop mountain forts, to discover our favourite earthly paradises across the world with

Dil-e-Aaram Gardens
Amer in Jaipur

In the ancient citadel of Amer in Jaipur, the stunning Dil-e-Aaram Gardens is where the elements of nature, majestic views of the land and a stunning geometry of design coalesce. Built within the sandstone fort in a syncretic style that skillfully blended elements from Rajput and Mughal architecture, its beauty lies in its Charbagh format (an Islamic principle based on Chahar Bagh or four gardens), with channels of running water cross-crossing a manicured garden and embraced by a lattice-like marble walkway. It is here, in the Mughal Gardens at Amer Fort, that a love for natural beauty and symmetry is ever-present.

A garden housed within red sandstone, white marble, stained-glass windows and  
features intricate inlay work with precious stones and mirrors.

Butchart Gardens | British Columbia

From the belly of an old limestone quarry in British Columbia, bloom by bloom, a riotous garden of colour began to grow a century ago. Three million bulbs emerge and bloom in a carefully orchestrated symphony of colour every year at the Butchart Gardens, but it's the famous Rambling Rose-laden walkaway awash in hues of pink that takes our breath away.

The Villa d'Este 
Tivoli, Rome

A 16th-century villa in Tivoli, Rome, finds itself surrounded by a terraced hillside of gardens and an extraordinary design of fountains. The Villa d'Este has an artful maze of greenery, interspersed with beautiful niches, grottos and nymphaeums fed by the nearby River Aniene. 

The gardens are home to a remarkable network of cascades, waterfalls and fountains, furnished by the diverted river that travels through the town of Tivoli, and each intricate channel operates without any pumps, entirely by the wonder of gravity. 

Each water channel is fed by the nearby River Aniene, that journeys through  
the old town of Tivoli.  The fountains operate by the wonder of gravity, without any pumps.

The terraced gardens of Villa d'Este have a network of cascades, waterfalls, fountains and architectural niches.

Nishat Bagh | East of Dal Lake, Srinagar

Rising up in terraces on the mountain to the East of Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh was once a sight to behold: blossoming cypresses and chinar trees, Persian lilacs, narcissus, tulips and other flowers were brought to life by channels of water, falling in cascades, foaming within tanks and bubbling up through fountains. Author C.M Villiers Stuart would write of water being the very life and soul of this Garden of Bliss.

Keukenhof Gardens

In the springtime, a meandering wooded pathway into the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands can leave you spellbound: tulip fields until the eye can see, dotted with colourful narcissi, daffodils, hyacinths and bluebells. Each year, 7 million bulbs blossom into a riot of colour

Shalimar Bagh | Lahore, Pakistan

The Shalimar Bagh, or ‘Abode of Love’ in Lahore, Pakistan is a magnificent water garden built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1637. Canals of water weave through shrubs and trees into a central marble pond engraved with leaves, blossoms and seashells. At its zenith, the garden was awash with colour: roses, carnations, narcissi, tulips and flowering trees against a backdrop of white marble pillars, golden roofs and sandstone pillars, a true magnificence of Mughal craftsmanship.

The Alhambra Palace 
Granada, Spain

The Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, was known by Moorish poets as ‘a pearl set in emeralds’, an allusion to the breathtaking mosaic of gardens and architecture. 

With a host of wildflowers, roses, myrtles, orange trees and English elms, the gardens sally into palace courtyards and rooms, with flowers climbing over moulded stucco walls and vines draped across gorgeous architectural niches. A mesmerizing interplay of fountains, cascades, shaded walkways and pergolas decorate the complex, transporting you to a bygone era. 

The palace is a mosaic of breathtaking gardens, fountains and architecture.

With wildflowers, roses and English elms, and an abundance of fragrant orange trees.

Kawachi Fuji Gardens | Kitakyushu, Japan

A walk through the theatrical passageway of wisteria flowers in Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Kitakyushu, leaves you enthralled: cascades of hanging, ornamental flowers climb down arches, trellis’ and trees. The word 'fuji' literally means 'wisteria' – the gardens are a trove of woody vines with wisteria flowers of twenty different species, that bloom in hues of soft white and rich lavender, deep violet and bright blue. Known for an elusive blooming pattern, the fragrant flower symbolizes mystery, beauty and immortality.
Nestled in the hills, this private garden has cascades of wisteria flowers that bloom in colourful hues over arches, trellis' and trees.

Rich lavender wisteria flowers decorate the gardens.

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Rozana Flow

Rozana Flow

Sustain Style

A new line of natural, handwoven essentials in neutral, breath-easy fabrics.   

Rozana Flow is our range of comfort clothing that enables an effortless transition between moments of leisure and yoga, meditation and mindfulness.  

Designed to provide freedom and comfort, the collection is crafted in fine handloom cotton, Malkha and bamboo jersey. From breezy overlays and fine-spun shirts to comfortable zuafs, each garment celebrates minimalist textural detail. Delicate accents of embroidery uplift each airy garment styled in calming, tonal colours.

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9 Trees of Summer

9 Trees of Summer

Fables & Nature

We’re celebrating the magnificent trees of India that eternally nurture the earth and nourish our wildlife.

A profound source of inspiration, the motif of the flourishing tree appears across our designs. 

Join us as we celebrate our favourite summer trees with

I. The Plantain tree, a tree of plenty and prosperity. Traditionally planted during festivities and special occasions, the banana tree finds its way into temple offerings and rituals. Its sacred leaves decorate homes and weddings, and it was once believed that the gods delighted in the food offered on these expansive greens.   

(Image Credit: plantes.bougeret.fr)

II. According to Hawaiian legend, the slender coconut tree once served as a bridge between the earth and the heavens, a link between humanity and the gods. It represented a channel to the otherworld, and in many countries, it was celebrated as the 'Tree of Life’.  


III. The Tropical Palm tree, an emblem of victory, triumph and peace. In ancient Egypt, the tree was sacred, worshipped as a symbol of immortality. Varieties of the tropical palm grow naturally across India, although the origins of the tree can be traced all the way back to the world’s earliest civilizations, where it was once celebrated for its life-giving qualities.

IV. The Pomegranate tree bursts with fruits of paradise, the anar or pomegranate, a symbol of regal abundance. Also known as the Fruit of Fertility, the pomegranate embodied eternal life and rebirth in many cultures through Central Asian and European history. The word itself was derived from the French ‘pome garnete’ or ‘seeded apple’, referring to its treasure trove of ruby seeds.

V. We’re celebrating the magnificent trees of India that eternally nurture the earth and nourish our wildlife. With its large, bright blooms, the impossibly fragrant Frangipani or Plumeria tree blossoms in lustrous shades of pink, yellow and white. Also known as the Champa, the flowers of this small tree symbolize immortality, flourishing as many times as they wither. Join us to celebrate our favourite summer trees with #9TreesOfSummer. 

VI. In India, the radiant Chinar tree was historically celebrated by the Mughals, who planted over a hundred majestic Chinars in Kashmir's paradise gardens. Also known as the Royal Tree, the Chinar was once valued for its medicinal properties, its splendid form and fiery leaves marking the onset of autumn each year. 

VII. Our landscape brims with vibrant Apple and Cherry blossom trees that have profound cultural and historical significance. While apple trees symbolize virtue and knowledge, a tree of immortality, the Himalayan cherry blossom trees herald autumn in Shillong with exquisite white, pink and crimson flowers flourishing on slender branches.

VIII. We’re celebrating the magnificent trees of India that eternally nurture the earth and nourish our wildlife with #9TreesOfSummer. A symbol of wish-fulfilment and fertility, the Mango tree draws us in with its deliciously sweet fruit. Known as the tree of abundance, it has a rich presence in our legends, myths and folklore, its fruit the king of all fruits. Our designs celebrate the majestic tree with stylized motifs of birds hidden in its verdant leaves.

IX. In Greek mythology, the beautiful Cypress tree was associated with Hecate, the goddess of magic, light and the underworld. In Srinagar, the Mughal gardens were once ornamented with these grand conical trees. Its slender leaves appear historically across jewellery, art and as a symbol depicting scenes of mourning.

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Botanicals We Love

Botanicals We Love

Fables & Nature

Inspired by nature, and enchanted by history, at the heart of Good Earth’s philosophy, stands an ardent love and inextricable connection to the environment.

Delighting in the magnificence of the flora and fauna of our subcontinent, our motifs pay homage to the allure and charm of their inherent characteristics. 

Immerse yourself in the wonder of our Botanical Series that captures the delicate beauty, vibrant colours, and aromatic wafts of flower blooms from around the world. Here are some of our favourites.

One of the most famous botanical painters of all time, Pierre-Joseph Redouté loved flowers. Fascinated, especially by lily and rose blooms, he was renowned for his unique prowess to portray light and shadow, undulating colour and clarity of form. Redouté went on to tutor the likes of Marie Antoinette, receiving the title “Draughtsman and Painter to the Queen’s Cabinet.” Over his lifetime, he painted 1800 species, some of which had never been recorded before. 

Lillian Snelling is widely considered as one of the greatest botanical artists of the early 19th century. As principal lithographer of Curtis’ Botanical Magazine, published by the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, she painted “with remarkable delicacy of accurate outlines, brilliancy of colour and intricate gradation of tone” over 800 paintings and lithographic plates, over her 30-year career. 

A book of hours commissioned by Anne of Bretagne, the Queen of France, Les Grandes Heures, features 337 extraordinary drawings of plants, shrubs and insects in the margins of its pages. Serving as ornate borders to religious texts and psalms, the images depict an exceptional sense of realism.

Emperor Akbar would, centuries later, look upon these manuscripts in awe, commissioning his own artists to blend European realism with Islamic fantasy, giving birth to the unique Mughal style.

16th century Italian naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi’s charming and delightful illustrations like this sunflower, give us insight into the colourful life he led as an influential botanist of the time. In the small town of Bologna in 1587, he founded a botanical garden in the only space he was given: a tiny courtyard. It eventually blossomed into one with over 5000 endemic and exotic species of flowers and plants. If his illustrations are anything to go by, we can only imagine how beautiful his garden was.

Botanical artist Marian Ellis Rowan “enjoyed the accident of life, the fusion of one aspect of nature with another”. Unbridled with the scientific limitations of botanical drawings, she spent her life traveling to unexplored territories across the world, painting wildflowers, insects, birds and butterflies. A true testament of Rowan’s determination lies in her documention of almost every species of wildflower across her homeland of Australia.

The Bauer brothers, reputed botanical painters of the late 18th century, are best remembered for their significant painterly contribution to Codex Liechtenstein, a sumptuous collection of over 3000 hand-coloured botanical illustrations.

The triumvirate — Joseph, Franz and Ferdinand Bauer devised a standardized code of colours to match those of the plants and flowers they encountered in the field, helping achieve a mastery over nature’s own hues.

Meet royal lithographer Étienne Denisse, whose career would take him from the botanical gardens of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris to the French West Indies Islands. Denisse’s work of collecting and hand-painting wild species from the Caribbean Islands in almost 200 lithographic plates enraptured the New World with America’s exotic and undiscovered flora. 
(📷 Biodiversity Heritage Library)

Contemporary botanical painter Anna Masonart's dexterity with intricacy and realism is clear to see: Her line work is masterful, her colours are beautifully intense, and her compositions beckon the viewer to stay awhile. A penchant for gardening during her childhood and a love for painting inspired her to pick up watercolours in adulthood, and we are spellbound.  
(📷 Anna Mason)

(Image 1)

Meet Ustad Mansur, the most celebrated nature painter from Mughal Emperor Jehangir’s court, — a talented botanical illustrator suited to scientific documentation, and a modest artist who never signed his paintings. In the pages of Jehangir’s memoirs, Mansur is said to have painted over 100 flowers on a single trip to the Kashmir Valley.


(Image 2)

Arundathi Varthak’s botanical illustrations draw from a depth of sources, including miniature paintings and Sanskrit classics from Kalidasa. Her tree-portraits are simple, graphic documentations of India’s most common trees with birds, insects and animals, however her morphological notes support the illustrations in subtle ways. Depicted in a flat style on gouache, her lines come to life with fine fluency and vibrant colour.

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Chef’s Table: Chef Ritu Dalmia of Diva

Chef's Table: Chef Ritu Dalmia of Diva


Paying homage to our theme of Revival this year, we’ve asked India's finest chefs to recreate a childhood dish in a fresh new way.


2 lt vegetable stock
50 ml pure Olive Oil  
50 g Butter  
1 medium - sized onion, finely chopped.  
300 g Arborio rice  
100 ml good white wine  
300 g Beetroot, peeled and cubed  
100 g Parmesan cheese, grated  
Salt and Pepper to season.  
The garnish: a handful of rocket leaves.



- Simmer the vegetable stock in a saucepan over medium heat. 

- Heat the oil and butter in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Sauté the onions till they turn opaque, and then add the Arborio Rice. Stir well until the rice is coated with oil and is shiny. 

- Add the wine and cook over high heat till the liquid has been absorbed. 

- Reduce the heat to low and add the cubed beetroot and a ladle of simmering vegetable stock. Continue adding the simmering stock to the rice, a ladle at a time, adding the next ladleful once the previous ladleful has been absorbed. Stir continuously. 

- Continue adding the stock and stirring for about 20 minutes, till the rice is cooked but retains a ‘bite’. The consistency of the risotto should be soupy and not too stodgy. 

- Add Parmesan cheese, and season with salt and pepper, finish with soft butter. 

- Mix well and serve with a handful of rocket leaves as garnish. 


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Chef’s Table: Chef Manish Mehrotra

Che'f Table: Chef Manish Mehrotra


As part of our ongoing Chef’s Table series that plays into our Revival theme this year, we’re asking India's finest chefs to recreate a childhood dish in a fresh new way.


Soft shell crab – 2 pieces 
Tempura batter – 1 tbsp 
Cornflour – 4 tbsp 
For coconut mixture 
Coconut flakes – 7-8 
Gunpowder – 2 tbsp 
Coriander leaves, chopped – 1 tsp 
Spring onions, chopped – 1 tsp 
Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp 
Split urad dal, washed – ¼ tsp 
Curry leaves – 4-5 pieces 
Garnish with beans 
For tomato pickle chutney 
Tomato pickle – 1 tsp 
Mayonnaise – 1½ tbsp 
Tomato ketchup – 1 tsp 
Garam masala powder – ¼ tsp 
Chaat masala – ¼ tsp 

To serve 

Coriander leaves, chopped – ½ tsp 
Spring onions, chopped – ½ tsp



- Clean soft shell crab thoroughly. Pat dry and keep aside. 

- Prepare coconut mixture: 

- Dry roast coconut flakes till they are completely dry, crisp and slightly golden in colour from the edges.

- Transfer to a mixing bowl and add gunpowder, chopped coriander and spring onions. Mix gently, taking care not to break the coconut flakes. Keep aside.

- Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, split urad dal and curry leaves. Allow to crackle. Pour over coconut mixture. Toss gently and keep aside. 


Prepare tomato pickle chutney: 

- Use savoury tomato pickle. Take required quantity in a blender and grind the pickle.

- Pass the mixture through a fine sieve to make a smooth paste.

- Mix tomato pickle paste with mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, garam masala powder andchaatmasala. 

- Mix well, adding a little water if required. The consistency of the chutney should be a drippy sauce. 


Prepare the crab: 

- Dip the cleaned crab in tempura batter. Dust generously with cornflour. Shake the pieces to remove excess cornflour. Deep fry in hot oil till crisp and golden. Remove and drain excess oil. 

- Place fried crab in a bowl. Add coconut mixture. Toss well, till the masala coats all the crab pieces. Finish with chopped coriander and spring onions. Serve hot with tomato pickle chutney.

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Chef’s Table: Chef Kelvin Cheung

Chef's Table: Chef Kelvin Cheung


We asked India’s finest chefs to recreate a childhood dish in a fresh new way as part of our Revival theme this year! 


Preparation time: 30 minutes 

Cooking time: 1 hour 
Serves: 2-4 

8 cups or 2 lt Water or Vegetable stock 
1 knob Ginger, peeled, sliced 
1/2 cup Jasmine sweet rice, rinsed well 
1/2 cup unpolished Himalayan brown rice 
2nos. 2 by 4 inch strips of konbu 
Salt, white pepper and light soy sauce for seasoning 
25 ml Any chili oil (for garnishing only) 
25 gm Scallions, chopped 
60 gm Green coriander, chopped 



- Bring the vegetable stock or water to the boil. Add the konbu and ginger.

 - Add the rice and stir; simmer until fully cooked (about 3 hours or so) 

- Season with salt, white pepper and light soya sauce; mix well. 

- Serve garnished with toasted peanuts and a drizzle of chili oil and freshly chopped scallions and green coriander

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Chef’s Table: Chef Manu Chandra

Chef's Table: Chef Manu Chandra


We asked India's finest chefs to recreate a childhood dish in a fresh new way as part of our Revival theme this year.


For the meatballs
Mutton keema (Lean) - 1 kg  
Toasted gram flour powder - 1 heaped tbsp  
Hung yogurt - 1tbsp  
Ginger and garlic paste - 2 tsp 
Grated onion - 2 tsp 
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Coriander seed powder - 1 tsp  
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp 

For the masala
Onions coarse grated - 11/2 cups  
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp  
Cinnamon stick - 1/2 inch piece  
Black cardamom seeds, crushed - 1/3 tsp  
Dried whole chilli - 3 pcs
Bay leaf - 2 pcs
Green cardamoms - 6-8 pcs 
Mace - 1/3 tsp  
Black peppercorns - 1 tsp  
Mustard oil - 1/3 cup  
Fresh yogurt - 2 cups  
Water - 3 cups  
Garam masala - 11/2 tsp  
Kashmiri red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp  
Fresh coriander chopped - 1/3 cup  
Salt to taste  


Place all the meatball ingredients in a large steel bowl and knead by hand. This takes a while – make sure the mixture is emulsified and pinkish in colour. The keema will start sticking to the sides of the bowl as you continue to mix; a few drops of ghee blended in and kneaded helps. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.  

Make walnut-sized balls of the keema using a little water to wet your hands as you’re doing this. Press them in your fist (mutthi) so you get a tight ball. Place these in a tray and keep aside.  

Whisk fresh yogurt and water in a bowl and keep aside at room temperature.  

Heat mustard oil in a large kadhai or wok till it begins to smoke. Lower heat and add black peppercorns, green cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf and mace. As they begin to sputter and change colour, add the red chilli and crushed cardamom followed almost immediately by the grated onion. Give it a good stir and begin to cook. As the onions turn golden, sprinkle water and let them come together. Add ginger and garlic paste and cook until the mix is nicely browned and fragrant. Lower the heat.  

Slowly stream the yoghurt water into this mixture, stirring constantly. Be careful not to split the yogurt. As a cheat, one can add a few pinches of cornstarch to the yogurt water if worried about splitting. Let the mixture come to a slow simmer. Stir occasionally.  

Gently lower one kebab at a time into the simmering liquid. Don’t toss them in, for the sake of your hands and the kebabs. One can use a slotted spoon to do the same. Give the kadhai a gentle shake from time to time to evenly disperse the kebabs in the pan. Add the garam masala and red chilli powder.  

Place a lid on the kadhai and let it the kebabs slow poach for 30-40 minutes. One can give the kadhai a gentle nudge from time to time.  

Remove lid – the kebabs would have increased in size, and the mixture would start turning brown. Continue to simmer with an open lid. Season with salt, and using a flat and wide spatula, gently turn the kebabs once. Reduce the moisture till it’s a thick masala and not watery, another 20 minutes. Sprinkle generously with fresh coriander and remove from heat. Give it one turn and let them sit for an hour or so before serving hot with rotis or rice. Serves four. 

For me these always taste better the following day reheated. The flavours all come together. I used to pop them between two slices of bread cold when I was growing up to make a cold meatball sandwich.

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Style, Entertaining

A meeting of minds. An unfurling of melodies. A rising crescendo of rhythm. A circle of enchantment.

B A I T H A K 

In celebration of their decade-long friendship, Anita Lal and Sanjay Garg envisioned a musical summer evening in a Baithak style. 

As a living tradition, the Baithak opened to an audience of music lovers enraptured by the serene vibrations of the performer. A seated recital, a Baithak was a gathering of the like-minded, a communal space of performer and spectator where classical music was made and received in equal measure.  

As the purest form of art, music was a central feature of the Baithak, its soulful melodies rising and falling with unwavering clarity, always meant to transcend its reach.  


We began with Kathak dancer 

Shivani Verma, 

disciple of celebrated Kathak maestro, Guru Shovana Narayan. 




A lyrical, compelling performance by world-renowned Kathak danseuse Aditi Mangaldas followed. 


And Pandit Mishra closed the evening in true Baithak tradition. 

Barefoot In The Park

Barefoot in the Park: A Song of Spring

Style, Nature
Music Playlists

What Makes Spring A Season of Song?

Is it the carefree wonder of a sun-soaked afternoon spent sprawled on the hammock with a half-read book?  The earthy smell of freshly cut grass as you meander through an enchanting trail of flowers? 

An abundance of ripe, delicious fruit ready to be devoured? Or a mischievous game of hide-and-seek abandoned for a brief, yet unforgettable, love affair

We found inspiration in the free-spirited beckoning of nature, from which flow all things  
beautiful and pure. 

A celebration of the little moments that took our breath away: 

Our 2018 Spring Campaign for Home and Good Earth Sustain.

Experience the romance of soft tones, breezy forms, floral prints and delicate embroideries with our Spring collections.

Experience the romance of soft tones, breezy forms, floral prints and delicate embroideries with our Spring collections.  

A song to spring, nature and the abundant bounty of life.

Home Collections

Come celebrate the spirit of spring with us. 

Barefoot In The Park Playlist


Khoya Khoya Chand 
Suman Sridhar

La Vie En Rose
Daniela Andrade

Aaj Jane Ke Zid Na Karo
Farida Khanum

Baat Ban Jae

The Colours of Spring

The Colours of Spring

Styling, Entertaining
Sustain Style

Spring arrives on a fragrant breeze, and colour blooms everywhere.

Meet the ladies from our Digital Team as they celebrate spring with our collection, Rang. Easy styles in cotton silk, linen and chanderi meet printed spring blooms and floral appliqués in the colours of holi.

Lead Visual Designer Nandini loves to burst into song, and her dance moves to Gulabo are every bit as sweet as she is.

Digital Content Writer Kamala loves to learn about the intricacies of craft and textiles and is happiest when scouting for the best pieces to add to her own collection.


Nothing makes Digital Lead Sanya happier than going on an art or heritage walk around Delhi with her adorable golden retriever, Thor.


Product & UX Lead Samreen is happiest when concocting delicious desserts, her hands working magic on sugar, flour and cocoa.

It's pretty hard to match the infectious energy of Nicobar's Senior Merchandising Manager, Sonal on a regular day. But when she's happily dancing the night away at a music festival? There’s no contest.

Web Boutique Merchandiser Lipakshi is forever planning her next getaway to the far corners of the world, happiest on the road less travelled.

Digital Content Writer Avantika loves curling up with a good book, and currently has all of Kazuo Ishiguro's novels stacked and ready to dive into.

What’s that they say about happy girls?

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Womenweave & The Handloom School

Womenweave & The Handloom School


The WomenWeave Charitable Trust, founded by Sally Holkar, is an organization that has empowered young women in Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh for more than a decade now to take to handloom weaving as an income-earning activity that is at once both fulfilling and dignified. New competencies in a global market have for the most part left behind those craftspeople with knowledge of sustainable craft-making processes, and young weavers are turning away from generational occupations.

Through an unconventional initiative, WomenWeave has set up The Handloom School (THS), to provide a rigorous education for young traditional weavers so that they may understand the various facets of a textile business from design to textile technology, and from business to marketing.  THS’s unique approach empowers the craftsperson to be more than just makers of craft by honing their skill,  

understanding the market and becoming powerful guardians of a heritage craft, the Maheshwari weave. In time, THS hopes to have also evolved into an archive and repository of handloom weaving knowledge, and its preservation and development. 

Good Earth’s designers provide mentorship to the weavers of the THS to help them understand market trends and further develop their skills. In 2017, we partnered with THS to open the show at the Amazon Fashion Week in Mumbai along with India’s leading fashion designers. The showcase featured finely-woven handlooms by the young weavers of the THS, interpreted as contemporary ensembles in their unique aesthetics by Akaaro, Antar-Agni, Eka, Neeru Kumar, Nicobar, Pero, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Raw Mango, Rohit Bal, SUKETDHIR, Urvashi Kaur, 11:11 Eleven Eleven and Good Earth. 

11 Days of Flowers

11 Days of Flowers Campaign

Inspiration, Nature
Fables & Nature

What is the heart? A flower opening… - Rumi

An endless source of joy, flowers are at the heart of all we create. They bring us a profusion of beauty and symbolism, and remain entwined in all that inspires us.

We paid tribute to our favourite blooms with #11daysofFlowers, celebrating our most cherished blossoms each day. Here’s a glimpse of our favourite flowers from the campaign, captured across our designs.

Gul. Gulab. Rosa

In Sufism, the soul is likened to the rose, and like the rosebud, every soul is born to unfold itself.

Mogra, Motia, Malli, Chameli

Just some names for this tiny flower, which appears at the start of summer and blooms in joyous profusion in shades of white.

Jasmine is a common offering in Hindu temples, and gajras, or flower bundles, are worn traditionally to perfume hair.

The calming, uplifting properties of its fragrance are highly valued in aromatherapy as well.

The Nargis, Or
‘The Poet’ Daffodil’

Its Latin name, Narcissus poeticus, originates in the story of the Greek mythical character, Narcissus, son of the River God. Gifted with magnificent beauty and vanity, he falls in love with his own reflection in a lake, and gradually transforms into a flower.

A symbol of prosperity and rebirth, Nargis is one of the first flowers in Kashmir after the harsh winter, sounding the arrival of spring.

The Harshringar

Native to southeast Asia, flowers only at night.

In Hindu mythology, it appears as Parijat, a divine tree that bears exquisitely fragrant flowers, which Lord Krishna steals from the garden of Indra. Even today, its leaves are fundamental to Ayurvedic medicine and homeopathy.

Thamarai. The Lotus

This sacred flower symbolises the cycle of life, death and rebirth as it surfaces from murky waters unscathed, blooming each day.

Pichwai paintings often depict Lord Krishna surrounded by lotus blooms.

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Good Earth Fables

Good Earth Fables

Inspiration, Nature, Video
Design Collections

The splendour of the moon, the stars, the rising sun, the winds, the sky, the vegetation, the animals, birds, rivers, trees and mountains together form the beauty of nature.

Our Inspiration

Our motifs celebrate a deep and abiding love for nature, and draw from rich cultural and design legacies across India and Asia.

We paid tribute to our favourite motifs with #GoodEarthFables, celebrating our most cherished motifs with imagined fables each day. Here’s three of our best, that find themselves captured
in our designs.

The Chand

There was a time when the skies had no stars, planets or clouds, only the Moon, a vision of white light. There were no days, only misty evenings and endless hours of dusk. Dissatisfied with her empty existence, the Moon journeyed away from the Earth to the realm of the Gods, and asked for company – something, anything, that would light up her humdrum orbit. 

We can offer you the stars, they said.
A barter for your lustrous shine.

And so, the stars were created from the Moon’s radiance, bespangling the night skies with stardust and fire. The Moon doesn’t shine as bright any more, but she’s surrounded by an infinite cosmos of starry companions

The Cats

In a Himalayan jungle, a stately tiger wanders through the foliage amidst a terrible rainstorm. He ascends a winding tree, and perches on the edge of a branch, peering down at a village. A girl of twelve is climbing over the village wall. ⠀ 

“Where are you going in this rain?” he asks.  

“A talking tiger?” She jumps over, and gestures to him. “Would you mind giving me a ride?”  

"Where to?"  

"Far away," she says. "Only until dinner." 

The two wander through a stormy landscape of dark woods and rocky cliffs, turbulent waterfalls and rivers. They see animals of all shapes and sizes, and swim through a freshwater lake. They discover a meditating sadhu in a cave, and waltz through a garden of glowworms.

You weren’t afraid,
he says, as he drops her back at the village.

The greatest demons,” she says,
as she pats him goodbye,

Lie within us.

The Clouds 

A weaver in the Kingdom of the Skies, she lived in a quiet tower beyond the mountains, where the Earth ended. Her room was filled with yards of cotton, which she spun into soft clouds of all sizes.

From woolly tufts and stormy knots to featherweight mist and flossy vapour, she worked the loom endlessly so clouds could float in the eternal skies.  

After eons, she grew tired of this infinite loop. One day, she spun a cloud burly and secure, and rode it out of the tower at dawn. 

She didn’t know where she was going, but
travelled anyway, in pursuit of the sunlight
in the horizon.

The Butterflies & Flowers

In a quiet town nestled in the mountains, there lived a magician who’d been banished by the King. His life turned grey and in anger he cast a spell on all the lands to drain flowers of their colour. 
He put all of the colour into a massive, mesmerising robe of rainbow hues for himself and sat on a throne in a magical fortress. 
"The King must beg my forgiveness," he thundered to the bewildered people. The King finally did but, all this power had gone to the magician’s head. "I refuse," he said. "The colour suits me!" 
Meanwhile, the butterflies decided to take matters into their own hands. They began to pepper the flowers with powder from their florid wings, and slowly and gently restored colour to the world.

 No longer afraid of the magician, the King invaded his fortress, overthrew him and used his magnificent robe as a shamiana in the town square.

Chef’s Table: Anahita Dhondy

Chef's Table: Anahita Dhondy

Styling, Entertaining, Video

Paying homage to our theme of #Revival this year, we’re asking India’s finest chefs to recreate a childhood dish in a fresh new way.

“ I have learnt the recipe from my mum. The family has approved of the recipe.”

“ The texture of the Akuri is the important thing, which is almost buttery, you can spread it on a toast and have it. ”

- Eggs – 3 is perfect, 4 is greedy
- Oil - 2 tbsp
- Onions, tomatoes - 2 medium sized each, chopped fine
- Garlic paste / chopped – ½ tsp
- Turmeric, red chilli powder – ½ tsp each
- Green chillies – 1 slit and chopped fine (2 if you like it spicy, like I do)
- Parsi sambhar masala – 1 tsp
- Salt, pepper – to taste
- Butter – 1 tbsp
- Fresh coriander – as much as you wish, I like lots of it fresh and green
- Bread – 2 slices, slathered with butter (butter is good for you!)



1. In a frying pan, add the oil, let it get hot. Add the garlic paste, green chillies, and onions.
2. Once brown, add the masalas and cook. Add the chopped tomatoes, and keep cooking until
the rawness dies out.
3. Add salt and pepper. Then half of the coriander, and cook until it’s a nice red paste.

Note: This masala can be cooled and refrigerated. You can add paneer if you’re a vegetarian.
4. Whisk up the eggs in a bowl, add a pinch of salt.
5. The addition of eggs is crucial as the pan has to be hot with the masala, and just a few
mixes should be good. It must be soft, not hard like a bhurji, and beaten down well. Add the
butter and lots of coriander. Check for seasoning.
6. Toast the bread, slather some butter and top with the soft, fluffy and creamy akoori. Throw
on some more coriander if you like.

“ We’re trying to revive a cuisine that is dying. Parsi cooking has been part and parcel of life. Sadly, the number of restaurants and the number of people in the community are also just dwindling. ”

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