Author: Divsi

Vocal for Local: Local arts and crafts of India

In a tiny town called Pipli in Odisha, last December, I struck a conversation with a stranger who sat on a tailoring machine, stitching colourful pieces of Appliqué together. We…
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The Hilldaari Movement: Nestle India’s Commitment to Building Sustainable Hilltowns

It is a normal day in the life of Susheela Ji. She walks down the narrow pathway, armed with gloves in her hands, ringing doorbells of homes, collecting waste, and…
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Quirky Wanderer Bride: An Unconventional Pre-wedding shoot

“Do you want to do a cliche, run of the mill, conventional pre-wedding shoot?” I asked my social media-shy fiance, (knowing the answer). “Can I please not be in front…
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A Guide to Vegetarian food in Greece

In the tiny alleys of the island of Crete in Greece, the sun’s rays fell dramatically on the long, wooden table of Hanim Lounge. Here in the quiet of the…
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Exploring Kutch during Rann Utsav: A complete guide

Folk tunes fill the air as the sun is ready to dive into the infiniteness of the white desert of Kutch. It is a chilly evening but the classic backdrop…
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Humans of Kerala: Human by Nature

I wanted to click the quintessential Kochi photograph at the Chinese fishing nets in Fort Kochi. After much apprehension, I climbed onto a boat to capture the sunset hues against…
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Living the Maldivian dream at Mövenpick Kuredhivaru

"Is this for real?", I think, when I walk over the Indian Ocean in my room at Mövenpick Kuredhivaru in Maldives. I look at umpteen fishes wading joyfully in the…
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Shopping in Portugal : Best Things to Buy

In Lisbon, Portugal on Day 1: “Let me get a feel of Lisbon city before I actually start my shopping in Portugal” me talking to myself. Ten minutes later: Walks…
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Sarahan and it’s Hidden Valley Of Flowers

I look at the path to the pheasantry in Sarahan skeptically. "Are the birds in cages? "I ask Doreen with a heavy heart as I get out of the vehicle.…
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