Livelihoods

Challenges to Livelihood in Rural India

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

Culture

Dehna: A Lesson in Community Living

Ensconced away from the mayhem of the metropolis and located in the lap of the Sahyadris - beside the mighty Ajobagad - Dehene/Dehena, known as the land of a thousand waterfalls, is rural experience waiting to take over you in every sense of the word! Separated by a stream, Dehena comprises of two hamlets each… Continue reading Dehna: A Lesson in Community Living

Livelihoods

Dehna: A Day in the Life of a Host Family

‘Cultural immersion’ is a catchphrase that gets lobbed about rather casually with reference to responsible travel. But what does it mean to be a part of a community, a household and more importantly a family that hosts you during the period of your stay with them? At the outset, it would not be an exaggeration… Continue reading Dehna: A Day in the Life of a Host Family