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The Todas - A Photo Essay

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The  Todas - A Photo Essay

The Todas are a fascinating and distinctive tribe from the mountains of Nilgiris. 

We were born from the belly of the grasslands”

~Toda woman

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Ruas travelogue - Munnar

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Ruas travelogue - Munnar

  "Travel is one of the very things you can buy, that makes you richer." We couldn't agree more. It is so easy to get caught up in the daily humdrum of life. But when we escape to the outdoors, we take a step back and admire the beauty around us. The blessings we have been given and the trips we still haven't taken. We recently took a road trip from Cochin to Kanyakumari! But the place that left a lasting impression was Munnar.  image source: http://traveltriangle.com/blog/munnar-tourist-places/ The day we reached, we were welcomed by clouds descending from the sky to...

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Artisan of the Month - Divya

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Artisan of the Month - Divya

Hey Everyone! So the artisan profile for this month is very different. It doesn't have an interview. It is a personal lesson that I feel compelled to share. A lot of times when I travel to meet artisans, I meet women who are too shy to talk but say a lot more through their actions. To be honest, I never really expected this as I am a woman too but I have come to understand them just a little bit better... Women artisans live in a very close knit community and rarely get a chance to interact with other people.Their...

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