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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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Artist of the Month- Christabel Menezes

Artist of the Month- Christabel Menezes

Not many people in this world are blessed with as many talents as Christabel. She is a Singer, Songwriter, Hula-Hooper, Painter and a DIY enthusiast.  A free-spirit, she has no permanent home and believes that being a gypsy is a calling where you cannot sit still. What struck me the most about her, is that she is a go-getter. The day we met, Christabel was repainting her guitar and needed to find some sandpaper and acetone. She found a hardware store nearby the cafe we met in. But the shop didn't have acetone, which she needed to fix an error....

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Creative and Confident- Monghi ben

Creative and Confident- Monghi ben

Ambition often seeps into the eyes of people, when they talk about a topic they are passionate about. Their stories aren't all rosy, and are filled with setbacks and challenges. However, these are battles won in their chosen journey, making the victory even sweeter. This is what you see and feel when you meet the Kacchi Rabari artisan-Monghi Ben. Confident, smart and wise beyond her years, she has focus and a clear direction of where she wishes to be.Q. When did you start learning embroidery work?I started in 2008, while I was at home. I learnt it from the elder women...

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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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Meet the lovely musician-Heather Andrews

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Meet the lovely musician-Heather Andrews

It doesn't take long to notice Heather. She walks gracefully into the cafe in a summery dress that livens up the surroundings. Before sitting she pushes back her bright blue sunglasses onto her neatly tied hair and flashes a big smile to me. We sit back and order our common favourite tea- Jasmine pearls. 1) Tell us about your music journey...I started as a sound engineer but gradually got drawn more towards singing and songwriting. It took me a while to register that I had become a musician. It took even longer to take the step of committing to making...

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