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Holly Butcher, an inspiring young woman from New South Wales, Australia passed away on the 4th of January 2018. The note below is a message Holly wanted to share with her loved ones. It serves as a great reminder to living a meaningful life and embracing death. We are sharing her life lesson to honour her spirit and wisdom. _____________________________________________________________________________…

Dear 2017, you taught me:   1- Remember to never text a harsh feedback or criticism to someone past midnight. No one should wake up reading a negative thought or doubt unarmed with a robe of optimism.   2- It takes great courage to decide what should last a lifetime and what should leave immediately. You will have to summon…

I first met Quentin Crisp on the recommended videos section on YouTube while watching a Maya Angelou poetry performance. I can’t really recall what it was that made me jump to the video and click. I guess the loud make up, the wrinkles that told a story and a captivating sharp look in the thumbnail of the image. Soon enough…

In a rustic setting in the hills, amidst quaint houses, come sit with us around a bonfire, on a winter night. Allow yourself to be warmed up by the sheer presence of a rural community and revel in their age-old customs. Welcome to Ghost Village Festival! Ghost Village Festival is a village experience that celebrates the spirit of rural Uttarakhand…

I never liked to put together jigsaw puzzles as a child. They were time consuming and required a lot of effort. There was also the likelihood that they would end up remaining incomplete because a piece or two were missing. Now that I am an adult, the metaphor of puzzle pieces seems to fit in perfectly with life. There are…

I met Barbarou last year, on the street leading to the Swedish Church, in Stockholm. I was travelling through Europe, documenting life lessons of refugees who were displaced primarily by the conflict in Syria, and the various stakeholders involved in their integration in Europe. Almost instinctively, as soon as I saw Barbarou on the street, I leaned to my interviewee who…

Dear potential Wise Wall Warrior, We would like to extend to you the opportunity of applying as a volunteer for our 'Wise Wall Project'.   The Wise Wall Project: Migration from the rural Uttarakhand, India to urban areas has become the biggest challenge and threat in the state. Out of Uttarakhand’s 16,793 villages, 1,053 have no inhabitants and have been labelled as…

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