The Indian Twist – A new beginning

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What started off as an idle dream a few months ago has finally taken shape!

I was just dreaming aloud when I told a friend that I want to start an online gift shop.

Two days later she called to say she’d given serious  thought to what I’d said and wanted to join me.  As usual,I had totally forgotten what I had said!

She reminded me and thanks to the brainstorming sessions I’d had with her, (now my partner in crime!) and all the inputs and reviews from friends and family,  months of chasing carpenters and fabricators, The Indian Twist, an online gift shop is finally a reality.

Designing is the easiest part! Getting them into workable products was the challenge, to put it mildly!

Do check out #mce_temp_url# to view the crazy Indian gifts designed by yours truly and her partner!

And do let me know what you think of the products, where they need to improve, etc.

Feedback is the only way I’ll know if this is indeed a dream worth pursuing!!

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22 Comments

  1. Padmanabhan said,

    September 20, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Shouldn’t the site look like an ecommerce site than like a blog?

    Yeah, will work on that!

    • Praveen said,

      September 20, 2009 at 7:50 pm

      I wanted to ask that when I saw the wp link. Wondered why was it on wordpress and not an ecom website, then thought may be its just the beginning, so..

  2. Praveen said,

    September 20, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Wow! ellame super-a irukku!!!
    I loved the Bakasura tissue box, mouse pad, coffee mug!!

    good luck with this!
    Will email soon.

    Thanx so much!!! 🙂

  3. Praveen said,

    September 20, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    BTW the blog title is missing there!

    yeah, since i’ve uploaded the logo on to the header, i removed the title!

    • Praveen said,

      September 20, 2009 at 7:53 pm

      Oh ok. but then it might not help search engines trace your blog easily.

  4. S P Suresh said,

    September 20, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    The gifts look very nice, but I couldn’t easily find where to shop for them. I already want to gift the Ravana mug to a few friends! 🙂 Could you please give us the link to the online store itself?

    thanx for the feedback! maybe we’ll add ‘how to order’ to the sidebar. we don’t have a website yet. right now to order, email us the shipping address and the product you want. we’ll send it to you. we’ll email the account number where you credit the amount. if you’re not into paying online, you can send the cheque across too.

  5. buddy said,

    September 20, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Congratulations on your new venture
    and wishing you all the best!

    thanx so much, buddy!

  6. gayathri said,

    September 21, 2009 at 4:23 am

    This is indeed a great idea and very innovative. Good luck with this new venture.

    Thanx so much!! 🙂

  7. maami said,

    September 21, 2009 at 11:15 am

    mail order the ravana mug for me.
    best

    done!

  8. WA said,

    September 21, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Good luck with the new venture

    Thank u!

  9. Globejam said,

    September 21, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Could you change the mouse pad line to “Who moved my mouse?” and send me a couple?

    That’s a such a cute line! So typically you!!
    Unfortunately our suppliers have a minimum order.. 😦 So doing only a couple will not be possible now… But surely will do it at a later date when its workable… Sooo sorry we cannot do it this time…

  10. Nrimaami said,

    September 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Wow.. really neat stuff. I don’t suppose you ship to the US? You should look at accepting paypal so people like us can order and ship to people in India. All the best with your new venture.

    hey, thanx so much! we’ve applied for an export license number so we can ship stuff to other countries. should be getting it any minute. will let you know once we get it… 🙂

  11. maxdavinci said,

    September 22, 2009 at 1:10 am

    Ganesha mouse pad is soooper! Would love to get a few when your stuff is in place.

    great job!

    Sure thing!! will let you know when we’re ready to ship to the U.S. of A

  12. September 22, 2009 at 1:28 am

    I’d love to pick up some of this as gifts when I land in India next! Will let you know and if all is okay by then! 🙂

    Sure!! Do let me know!

  13. anush. said,

    September 23, 2009 at 9:23 am

    good going! love all the stuff. blog is just fine. e com thing can happen when the business starts pouring in! I think it’s all just cool.

    thanx so much anush! 🙂

  14. maami said,

    September 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Hey,

    Wow. The courier just delivered the Ravana mug. I loved his many faces.

    Great product.

    Now should I drink tea off his head or plonk pens and pencils into the mug is the million dollar question.

    Thanks for the Navaratri gift.

    you’re welcome! Glad u like it! 🙂

  15. Praveen said,

    September 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    I loved the Mouse Pad.
    Would love to see it many more attractive colors and interesting tag lines.
    Looking forward to see many more such gifts.

    Thanx so much! 🙂

  16. Saritha said,

    September 27, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Hey, the designs are great. Check out ‘happily unmarried’ for competition. The list of outlets where they retail may be worth approaching for your products too.
    Cheers!
    Saritha

    thanx saritha!! i will! 🙂

  17. Meena said,

    October 2, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Very interesting! Loved the Ravan mugs and the Bakasura tissue box:) Are they available only on order?

    thanx meena! yup, they are! chk out giftsattheindiantwist.wordpress.com for details… 🙂

  18. Divya said,

    October 6, 2009 at 1:47 am

    Stumbled upon your blog through blog chaining… You write great. I have been reading a lot of your older posts too! Will be visiting. May i add you to my blogroll?

    -Divya

    Hey thanx! please do!! 🙂

  19. October 29, 2010 at 4:38 am

    when i go to a gift shop, i always look for cute little stuffed animals and other cute stuffs’.-


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