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Almora, weaver, weaving, craft, mountains, Uttarakahnd,

Perched on the top of a lush green hill in Almora, stands the Hans Himadri Handloom Centre. Its red brick walls buzz with the hushed voices of the women who work inside in synchronicity with the sounds of their looms in motion. Large wooden blocks laced with finely spun wool gives shape to not just velvety pashmina shawls, colorful nettle…

Every December, I sit down to reflect and condense my learnings from the year gone by. This was a magical year and full of life lessons. Here's a list of what 2018 taught me: 1- Neither the mountain nor the valley will hurt you. It's what's in between that is dangerous. Hold your space. Reach out for help. Evolve as…

"People transitioning into stories, experiences, slipping into anecdotes of what once stretched to conquer a full day, packed with 24 hours of being a reality, and now suddenly is nothing but capsules of nostalgia that will unexpectedly show up, asking for a home amidst the conversations with strangers and moments of self-reflection.”

Maya Angelou was the ultimate teacher. She would have been 90 today. Although, I never met her in person yet I feel I have known her personally. Through the elaborate writings, powerful poetry, essays, speeches she lives on. I was working late one evening at my first job when I heard the news that Maya had passed away in her…

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…

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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