Travel

What Not to Expect When Visiting a Village in India

Now that going ‘Rural’ is becoming this cool-thing-to-do, more of us city dwellers have a persistent itch to either go back and spend some time in our ancestral village or visit a new one. In both the cases, we have our pre-conceived notions of how would it look like and how different would the people… Continue reading What Not to Expect When Visiting a Village in India

Stories

From travel blogging to awareness for change

I was never a born traveller. I come from a family, who loved to travel and remember that as a child we’d sit down with a map to plan our trips. This used to be the high point of the year. Planning, budgeting, booking…a lot would go into planning a vacation back then with just… Continue reading From travel blogging to awareness for change

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What activities are possible at Bajarwadi village.

Bajarwadi, a village situated at the base of Vichitragarh/ Rohida fort is a quick weekend getaway for all people living in Mumbai and Pune. Here's a few things you can do when you visit Bajarwadi. Go trekking to the Rohida fort. Visit the village scientist- Mr. Shankar (Maharaj) Shinde and take a look at his… Continue reading What activities are possible at Bajarwadi village.

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Culture

5 Mirror Palaces in India that Reflect Glorious Craftsmanship

India is a country with rich history and a cultural heritage that sets it apart. There are visuals of the bygone era that can still be seen in many parts of the country. One of the standout reminders are the palaces of the historical rulers. In their architecture and design, you can see glorious craftsmanship.… Continue reading 5 Mirror Palaces in India that Reflect Glorious Craftsmanship

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Culture

5 Villages in India that are Famous for Handicrafts

India is a land of immense talent. The history of India is very rich with glorified facts and pieces of evidence. From the very beginning, art was given the preference and utmost importance in India. The country's historical achievement is linked to the art and skills of our Indian ancestors. Several commendable skills were there… Continue reading 5 Villages in India that are Famous for Handicrafts

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Culture

5 Unusual Festivals and Rituals in India

  Celebrating unusual festivals in India has its own auspicious experience. For years, different communities and regions in India have been celebrating indigenous festivals with their rural touch, often unknown to the outside world, yet full of magic and ecstasy. So, get ready to know few of the most engaging and eclectic festivals in India… Continue reading 5 Unusual Festivals and Rituals in India

Culture

Architecture Digest – Rural India Edition

With the dawn of modernization and urbanization, the rural art of architecture has started vanishing slowly from our vocabulary. Understanding the very concept of rural architecture in India is similar to excavating the missing threads of our own existence. It is often a very surreal and intense process, as the more you notice, the more… Continue reading Architecture Digest – Rural India Edition

Livelihoods

Kumaon: Creating Livelihoods

Life is a tough yet triumphant journey for people living in village Satoli in Uttrakhand. Earning a livelihood is something that does not come easily for the people of Uttrakhand, especially in a terrain which is difficult to survive,  due to difficult weather conditions. The mountain bound people focus  mainly on agriculture as their major… Continue reading Kumaon: Creating Livelihoods