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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

Travel

How Can Rural Tourism Empower Indian Villages?

Slowly, Indian villages are witnessing a nascent change. Embracing their culture, tradition, natural resources and artisanship, rural tourism is escalating how much importance India bestows on its rustic spirit. Starting from skill generation and subsistence to highlighting the traditional interplay of myriad of communities, rural tourism is silently creating miracles, triumphantly. As India braces up… Continue reading How Can Rural Tourism Empower Indian Villages?

Travel

Responsible Tourism in Dehna: A Peek Inside

Located in the foothills of Sahyadri hills in Maharashtra, the quiet village of Dehna is crafting new chapters for the emergence of Responsible Tourism in India. Intertwined with rural empowerment, Dehna which is located 130 km from Mumbai, is known for its rich experience, soulful memories and rustic beauty. Years back, when Dehna, mainly comprising… Continue reading Responsible Tourism in Dehna: A Peek Inside

Livelihoods

Is Agriculture Failing Rural India?

Anonymously lost in the fragment of time, ignored by policies and haggling politics, agriculture in Rural India in spite of having a long-fetched and organic link with the farmer, silently suffers in neglect. Becoming footnotes in the buzzing and glaring media pieces, farmer deaths, horrendous condition of rural widows, impact of drought on livelihood and… Continue reading Is Agriculture Failing Rural India?

Nature

Rejuvenating Rendezvous: How Nature Cures Us

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

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

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