India. An Ancient Cradle of Civilization. A consciousness, one with the mysteries of the universe; its belief systems aligned with planetary movements, atomic sciences and the occult … Continue Reading

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For those who were able to make it to college in the India of the 80s, of the many nostalgic memories perhaps the mouth-watering variety of affordable street-foods takes first-place! … Continue Reading

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The Saree has its origins going as far back as the Indus Valley Civilization, 2800-1800 B.C. It captivates with charm to enhance the enigma of the Indian woman. Draped in a myriad… Continue Reading

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Papier-mâché or as all in India know it to be , “Paper Mache” is true to its meaning simply that..”Paper Mashed”! Allow me to recount my own training in this … Continue Reading

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Maheshwar, along the banks of the softly flowing Narmada, located in Madhya Pradesh is known for the legends of Ahilya Bai Holkar, the Saharaarjuna Temple and….the Maheshwari! … Continue Reading

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As the name suggests, this craft is of French-origin and has become a fine addition to the Indian repertoire. Petit point or quite literally, small point, has the fine needlework associated … Continue Reading

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Shiva and Shakti, the ultimate power-couple, the great combined force, the celebrated husband and wife who married for love, in the face of parental disappointment, from the land of the … Continue Reading

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In the small hamlet of Munnar in the Souther State of Kerala, a small handmade products unit employs young people with Special Needs to create unique, one-of-a-kind earthy and fabulous … Continue Reading

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“They inhabited The Age of Consumerism.” Perhaps this may well be the epitaph applied to our generation by the Future. It comes with a compliment for the significant leaps made … … Continue Reading

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Terracotta was a trusted and valuable resource to Humankind since the days of our Cave Ancestors. There were pots, platters, bowls and jewelry as seen in the many archeological finds at Mohenjo Daro... … Continue Reading

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Peoples of ancient cultures, indigenous tribes and rural, remote areas retain one basic ethic and that is to simply waste nothing. This ancient common-sense has over time ironically been delivered..… Continue Reading

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when we were carefree, playful and considerate. when we loved our stuffed companion even when its button-eyes fell off and its tail was worn out at the seams. when it … Continue Reading

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