Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

SWASTI PACHAURI

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Swasti Pachauri is a social sector consultant currently working as a Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh, India.

In nature’s lap: A glimpse at Kanha National Park
Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Established in 1955, Kanha National Park is one of the prominent tiger reserves in India

Madhya Pradesh’s tribal museum preserves their cultural heritage
Thu, Sep 04, 2014

At the epic, ‘Janjaatiya Sanghralaya’, the world of indigenous tribes is depicted with much authentic skill and finesse.

Diving deep: The hidden world of Patalkot
Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Patalkot, or the hidden world is a mystical valley located in Tamia block of Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh.

Move over jute, coir handicrafts, Sisal craft is here
Thu, Aug 14, 2014

‘Sisal crafts’, as these products are commonly called, have gained popularity in Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and other states of India.

Home decoration: How these colourful cone crafts come into life
Thu, Aug 07, 2014

Peacocks, ganpati, wall hangings, wall clocks, pen stands, coasters and other small compact house décor are some popular products among locals and tourists.

How these rural entrepreneurs turn waste into artwork
Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Made with old newspapers, cardboard and other kinds of waste paper a mix of raw pulp is obtained by soaking these materials in water.

Herbal tea, bamboo products of Satpuras will win your heart
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

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.

A day out with tomatoes at Geneva
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

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.

Watch it! Flowers that keep time
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

An innovative public good of sorts and the most popular tourist attraction in Geneva, the flower clock dates back to 1955.

Beauty and the beads: A look at the traditional necklaces of Alirajpur
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

Bhilala women of Alirajpur district in Madhya Pradesh create beautiful glass and plastic beads, which are turned into necklaces.

Pithora art depicts different hues of tribal life
Thu, Jun 26, 2014

Be it depiction of countryside, weddings, festivals or celebrations of tribals - Pithora art celebrates different realities of rural living.

Revisiting ‘The Jungle Book’, and almost meeting Mogli
Wed, Jun 18, 2014

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.

Colours of Earth: The story of a potter’s village
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

Matkis, Gamla, Gullak, Diyas, Kulhar are some of the traditional products people master here on manual potter wheels.

These tribal dolls of Jhabua have a cultural story to tell
Wed, Jun 04, 2014

Locally known as the ‘Adivasi Gudiya Hastashilp’, the art of doll making contributes to rural livelihoods through creative arts and craft pursuits.