Swasti Pachauri is a social sector consultant currently working as a Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh, India.
Patalkot, or the hidden world is a mystical valley located in Tamia block of Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh.
‘Sisal crafts’, as these products are commonly called, have gained popularity in Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and other states of India.
Peacocks, ganpati, wall hangings, wall clocks, pen stands, coasters and other small compact house décor are some popular products among locals and tourists.
Made with old newspapers, cardboard and other kinds of waste paper a mix of raw pulp is obtained by soaking these materials in water.
Banjari Herbal Garden is a little nursery of herbs where saplings of Arjuna, Kevati and Anantamul trees are cultivated with the help of SHG members.
Last Saturday I went to the historic town of Carouge in Geneva which was hosting the 16th Fete de la Tomate or Festival of Tomatoes.
An innovative public good of sorts and the most popular tourist attraction in Geneva, the flower clock dates back to 1955.
Bhilala women of Alirajpur district in Madhya Pradesh create beautiful glass and plastic beads, which are turned into necklaces.
Be it depiction of countryside, weddings, festivals or celebrations of tribals – Pithora art celebrates different realities of rural living.
A rocky terrain with little streams passing through the hills, this spot is believed to be the original locale of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book.
Matkis, Gamla, Gullak, Diyas, Kulhar are some of the traditional products people master here on manual potter wheels.
Locally known as the ‘Adivasi Gudiya Hastashilp’, the art of doll making contributes to rural livelihoods through creative arts and craft pursuits.
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