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Taste of Tradition: Exploring the Heritage and Legacy of Tea and Coffee in India

Discover the captivating journey of tea and coffee in India. Delve into the rich cultural heritage, evolution, and impact of these aromatic brews. From the ancient traditions to modern trends, expl...

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Explore the Exquisite Art of Meenakari Craft - History, Techniques & Designs | Zishta

Discover the fascinating world of Meenakari craft, an ancient form of traditional Indian enamelling that has been prized for centuries. Learn about its history, cultural significance, and the intri...

TRADITIONAL WISDOMLet’s begin the Journey

Let’s begin the Journey

8th of April was my last day as a steady income earner. I was confident that this new phase of life will be equally exciting. I knew the path I wanted to take was not about getting a group of peopl...

TRADITIONAL WISDOMOn the road

On the road

The much-awaited journey through the towns of Tamil Nadu started today. Varishta, my partner in crime, was equally enthusiastic when I proposed this road trip. We need to make hay while the sun shi...

TRADITIONAL WISDOMGetting back to the road trip: Searching for the one!!!

Getting back to the road trip: Searching for the one!!!

TN road trip to the himalayas and back to TN road trip: 25th April 2016, Monday 39.2 degrees C: Bangalore reached the record temperature on 24th April 2016, highest ever since these records were ke...

TRADITIONAL WISDOMCoastal View: Survival of traditional art forms

Coastal View: Survival of traditional art forms

After a days break at Srirangam, we started the second leg of our journey to Nagercoil yesterday. After a sumptuous lunch, we were literally thrown out of the house by 11:45 AM. My grandmother will...

TRADITIONAL WISDOMNagercoil: Learning about natural fiber

Nagercoil: Learning about natural fiber

Tamil Nadu sells the worst alcohol possible in the whole world. With this government-controlled system, there are so many unknown brands that generally will not sell anywhere else. I was happy that...

Tirunelveli: Green pastures of traditional knowledge

At Tirunelveli we stayed with Varishta’s aunt. They organised a guesthouse right next to their place in the colony and we enjoyed the seclusion, coupled with their hospitality when it came to feed...

TRADITIONAL WISDOMMy Paati’s Version of Truly Authentic Sambhar

My Paati’s Version of Truly Authentic Sambhar

My mother is a great exponent of the traditional Sambhar which is a favourite dish in South India. Her and her mother, my adored grandmother – all great sambhar experts make it with such authentic ...

TRADITIONAL WISDOMHere is the Perfect Kalchatti Utensil for Storage

Here is the Perfect Kalchatti Utensil for Storage

Soapstone, or kalchatti as it is popularly known in South India, is a soft stone that comes from earth. Due to its porous nature, soapstone makes for great cookware. It conducts both heat and cold ...

TRADITIONAL WISDOMBenefit of Neem: As told by many grandmothers

Benefit of Neem: As told by many grandmothers

Do you know why our grannies hung neem leaves at the front door? No auspicious function went past without neem boughs being brought into the house. Sometimes they even dried and powdered neem leav...

TRADITIONAL WISDOMLaunching Beautiful Handcrafted Traditional Brass Lamps

Launching Beautiful Handcrafted Traditional Brass Lamps

Do you remember the days of your childhood when your grannie or mom would light the brass lamp reverently in the little altar at home? It was done exactly at the same time every day, morning and e...

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