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The Lost Art of Letter Writing

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

I have a box of letters hidden in my cupboard. Crumbly papers shoved in faded envelopes, and lots of misplaced nostalgia occupy space. I have none of the letters I wrote. The art of retrievement of a letter you send to someone is akin to 

An Indigo revival in Terai

An Indigo revival in Terai

An emotional revival of Indigo whose vibrancy is as illustrious as its history In the summer of 1859, ryots or peasants in Bengal refused to grow Indigo for European planters who had imposed exploitative and oppressive conditions on them. Neel Bidroha or the Indigo revolt 

Jigsawing Your Way Through The Pandemic

Jigsawing Your Way Through The Pandemic

Working through the lock down with an ethical jigsaw puzzle The first few months of being locked up at home were akin to life crawling by in slow motion. Time, once so scarce, was piling up in minutes, hours and days. The minutes ticked by 

Care of the crowning glory in the pandemic

Care of the crowning glory in the pandemic

A hair care routine I’ve finally settled into after much trial and error Hair brings one’s self-image into focus; it is vanity’s proving ground. Hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices.  –   Shana Alexander The most freeing thing I’ve ever done in my life 

Down to the grassroots

Down to the grassroots

In our fifth column in the series of reimagining a conscious future, Yash Dongre – Business Head – House of Anita Dongre Limited  speaks to BeejLiving about balancing social impact with commerce. The fashion house is nearing the magical figure of a nearly 1,000 stores across the globe under 

Wild yeast in the kitchen

Wild yeast in the kitchen

Wild yeast has become wildly popular during the pandemic. For years I’ve been following Anita Tikoo’s Instagram account  a_madteaparty chronicling her sourdough journey using lively wild yeast starter and local flours and other culinary experiments. A practicing landscape architect, she grows seasonal produce on her