The Art of Puppetry – All Strings are Still Attached.

A puppet is one of the most remarkable and ingenious inventions of the man. It has been said that a puppet has to be more than his live counterpart for it is definitely the suggestive element that is more captivating and enduring in a puppet.   Ancient Hindu philosophers have paid the greatest tribute to…

Jilling Terraces – Happiness on a Platter

From its colonial style architecture to the idyllic rustic elegance perched in the laps of South Gola range of Himalayas, Jilling Terraces is the nearest thing to a bucolic Garden of Eden. Ensconced in the uphills of Matial Village, and inspired by the beautiful flowers and mouthwatering berries of the region, the Chestnut House of…

DC Travel Diaries – Paan Cultivation in Raghurajpur

A land of remarkable diversity – from ancient traditions and artistic heritage to magnificent landscapes and culinary creations – India will ignite your curiosity, shake your senses and warm your soul. Even veteran travelers find their nerves frayed at some point; yet this is all part of the India ride.   With an ability to inspire, frustrate,…

Exploring Handmade across the Villages in Bijnour

The stillness of the early morning enabled us to begin our day with a quiet conscience, a cheerful mind and positive energy which motivated us to make the best out of our expedition to the villages in Bijnour. We covered four villages in Bijnour- Khiwar, Nageena, Kajiwala and Sedha. The artisans here weave magic to…