In our second column on reimagining a conscious future, Priyanka Modi, Creative Director, AMPM, speaks about the fashion’s faltering footsteps and what it will take to shift the trajectory towards conscious consumption and making ‘less is more’ less a concept and more reality
Kerala had ‘Ayurvastra’ researchers practicing centuries old traditional fabric treatment methods. Ayurvedic doctors and researchers prepare dyes, macerations and treatments that infuse the textiles with medicinal characteristics. These include chitrathai (ginger plant), tulsi (wild basil), Madagascar Periwinkle (vinca rosea), the tails of the bell plant and sandalwood, amongst others. The list is a highly curated selection of natural oils and plants that are integral to the science of Ayurvastra.
Beejliving introduces Slow Living Workshops When someone asks you what is the purpose of life, we look for something profound to say. The answer is simple. We are looking for happiness. Pure, unadulterated happiness. So, why aren’t we happy? Because we’re putting too much pressure …
One way to deal with facial stress is a facial. It is a term used to coin generally a three-step procedure involving a face massage, exfoliation and face masks. Recent research also suggests that regular facials improve the blood flow, stimulate muscles and lift the skin over a period.
Are we making ourselves sick by being over critical and not looking after ourselves, especially when the going gets really tough? You can heal yourself by being true to your inner guidance.
One of our favourite botanical illustrators and authors, Nirupa Rao is out with a new nature and science book. Her latest tome, Hidden Kingdom, features botanical illustrations of fascinating plants native to the Western Ghats—from carnivores and parasites to flowers that smell like rotting flesh. You’ll encounter familiar species (like pepper) as well as the more obscure (like the colourless ghost orchid), all certain to make you see the natural world with new eyes.