Since times immemorial, livelihood practices in different parts of India have flourished depending on the culture, resource and sustainability of the idea. As industrialization has crept in at an alarming degree, the nascent and raw parts of India have managed to preserve these interesting livelihood practices as they are closely interlinked with the identity and… Continue reading Interesting Livelihood Practices in India
Battling with innumerable demons in our mind, dealing with the exorbitant stress of everyday life and coping with the massive loneliness that today’s individualistic society endows, it can be quite damaging for the soul. So, what is the way out? To a certain extent, healing, be it after the loss of a loved one, traumatizing… Continue reading Rejuvenating Rendezvous: How Nature Cures Us
With drought being the ultimate jeopardy of India, water conservation is definitely a needed endeavor. It’s very important to inculcate the idea of conserving drop by drop for sustainable development and manifestation of a better livelihood. It’s quite catastrophic to know that more than 330 million farmers, hailing from different regions of India, are treacherously… Continue reading One Drop at a Time: Inspiring Stories of Water Conservation in India
Pumped with adrenaline-gushing adventurous zeal, solo wandering can in fact be a very therapeutic process. Imagine, discovering a new place, all by yourself, breathing its air, letting it sink in your chest and make you dream! Isn’t it just a miraculous process, magical! Yes, it is. Often, it takes a huge leap of faith, just… Continue reading Travel Within: Why Solo Wandering Can Heal Your Soul
India is literally a miraculous juxtaposition of several festivals which are being followed religiously from times immemorial. One such indigenous celebration is the Bani Festival that takes place every year during Dussehra celebrations in Devaragattu Temple in Kurnool, Karnataka. It commemorates the killing of demon by Lord Shiva’s reincarnation in the form of Mala-Malleshwara. It… Continue reading Ever heard of the Bani Festival of Karnataka?
When Aravind Adiga was penning down his book ‘The White Tiger’, he distinctly differentiated between the two ‘Indias’ that exist today. The urban, modernized and empowered India, enamoring foreigners, migrants and investors, is gaining weight, announcing its existence. Unfortunately, the other India, the rural, penniless, marginalized and abandoned entity is now being forgotten, ignored. The… Continue reading Challenges to Livelihood in Rural India
The international Hindu Festival of fire walking is celebrated as Theemithi in Tamil Nadu. Over the past few years, the festival has gained so much prominence that it is also celebrated in Singapore, Mauritius, Malaysia as well as South Africa. The ceremony includes walking on fire by the devotees to ask for blessings from Draupadi,… Continue reading Dancing on Fire – Literally
In life, there are few journeys that carve their own uniqueness by gifting you an insight into your own reality, your own soul. Few years, one such life changing episode took place when I visited Purushwadi, a small village located in Maharashtra, now famously developed as the long sought weekend getaway from Mumbai. The deep… Continue reading A Trip to Purushwadi: How it Changed My Life