Channapatna, Karnataka | Back in the game8 min read 20 Apr 2013, 12:20 AM IST
A toy town shapes its most famous products into new incarnations to stay alive
At the Kala Ghoda festival in Mumbai this year, Bangalore’s Karthik Vaidyanathan, founder of Varnam, smiled at hundreds of passers-by as they stopped to look at his wares and take pictures of them. Varnam is a company that started out making home utility items like table-lamp bases and jars. More recently, it launched its Cat-N-Mouse series, in which cats and mice peek out of jars, bookends and wall hooks.