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Solkadi – More than just a meal

It is 7 am in the morning on the picturesque island of Divar. Her neighbours are still waking up to the sound of the cocks crowing, but Luiza’s kitchen has been buzzing with activity since 6 am. Her friends and co-members of the Saint Bridget Self Help Group, Divar are already in her kitchen. Together they sip warm […]

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5 unique ways to ring in the New Year

Star-gazing with your besties Did you know December is the best time for star grazing? So gather your tribe, head to the villages and cuddle up in warm blankets while unravelling the mysteries of constellations in the night sky. Bring in your New Year’s amidst the peace and serenity of a village and if you […]

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Why Rural Tourism?

When was the last time you woke up to the sound of birds chirping, roosters crowing and the smell of fresh dew on delicate green grass? Or taken a moment to relish the shapes the raindrops form when they hit the mud, especially along the edges of a tiled roof. Or revel in the rays […]

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10 offbeat places in Goa you must visit

A myriad different memories take over every times someone utters the word – Goa. Happy memories of golden sunsets, lush paddy fields, warm people and friends. Whoever coined the phrase ‘Goa is not a place, but a state of mind’ knew what he/she was talking about. And thankfully gone are the days when Goa was […]

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11 Incredible facts about Pattachitra

Pattachitra (‘patta‘ means cloth/canvass and ‘chitra’ means picture) is an indigenous art form that uses naturally made colors to paint on cloth. The art form originated approximately 2500 years ago and gets its inspiration from Lord Jaganath & Vaishnava mythology. Here are 11 facts about this heritage art form that will leave you amazed. If […]

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Chikal Kalo ’17

Marcel is an idyllic hamlet located 23 kms from Panjim. This village celebrates a very unique festival dedicated to Devki Krishna on the eleventh day of Ashaada month, ie Ekadishi. An interesting fact is that this is the only temple in the world that is dedicated to Devki and Krishna. As a part of this […]

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It’s the month of June and it is pouring cats and dogs. Wild weeds spill over the kaccha footpath. The trail itself is lost amongst the overgrown weeds, but that doesn’t stop the villagers from visiting their neighbour’s house. Like troops they march on. After all it is the 24th of June, the feast of […]

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9 amazing facts you should know about Mud Homes

“Mud, besides being mercifully cheap, is undeniably beautiful” – Hassan Fathy Mud has been one of the first known building materials to man. Painstakingly constructed mud homes, that are build to blend in with its natural surroundings have been a sight synonymous with Indian villages for ages. However, over the recent years doubts have been […]

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Summer & Travel

It’s that time of the year again when AC manufacturers are set to make a killing. Everyone around is going to be cribbing about the daunting heat outside and find excuses to stay indoors. Yup, you know summer has set in when you are inundated with those pesky forwards on WhatsApp which asks the sun […]

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