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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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

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

Travel

Why More Urban-ites Need to Visit Rural India

With urbanization becoming a trend and more people moving to bigger cities for work, we are undoubtedly drifting away from open spaces, heartfelt hospitality and natural ways of living. No matter wherever you live in India, there would be a village within a hundred kilometres, an urban slum even closer. Yet, we choose to not… Continue reading Why More Urban-ites Need to Visit Rural India