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The Forest Whisperer

The Forest Whisperer

The first time I met Shubhendu Sharma, the disarmingly unassuming engineer-turned-forest planter, it was hard to conceive the scale of what he has achieved. Since its inception, in 2011, the Bangalore-based Afforestt, a for-profit social enterprise, has helped plant more than 100 tiny and big forests […]

Chef Floyd Cardoz’s Goa on a Platter

Chef Floyd Cardoz’s Goa on a Platter

Searching for authenticity is as simple as going back to your roots and staying there. Sharing memories of Goa, Chef Cardoz tells us about the power of food in building connections and shares three of his favourite recipes “The first day was always a blur,” […]

The Summer Skin and Hair Special

The Summer Skin and Hair Special

We ask founders of popular and eclectic sustainable skincare and haircare brands to pick their favourites for the hot season Summer. A belligerent sun and relentless humidity whip up a potent cocktail of frizz and shine. But it isn’t only the mere mortals who struggle […]

Exhibit 3

Exhibit 3

Project: Chicory Design Box  Provenance: Kashmir Description: This wooden papier–mâché floral box has been created by Naqashi the art of hand painting a piece of craft with motifs. The floral motif is accentuated by the pale, off white background. Sakhtsazi is the actual production process […]

Memories of Summer

Memories of Summer

Looking back at Indian summers in the simpler decades I moved to Delhi when I was four. Plucked from the gentrified confines of South Mumbai, I was deposited gently in the wild north, Delhi with its thick swathe of greens and blazing summers. June was […]

Helping the Haathis

Helping the Haathis

Working with modern communication systems and animal behaviourists, Ruth Ganesh, Trustee of the NGO Elephant Family, tells us how we can protect the beloved pachyderm from decimation in Asia Whenever I left for a long journey across the seven seas, my grandmother insisted I ate […]