At a time when India boasts of being world’s fastest growing economy with GDP growing at 7.6 pc a year, many of its 600,000 villages seem to have been at a standstill since the independence. The challenges of the villages remain the same as those decades ago – poverty, hunger, lack of proper sanitation, education, casteism to name a few. We bring to you a comprehensive view of the rural India with challenges, traditional solutions and a few innovative steps such as the rural tourism. We also take you have a taste of rural India to Shantiniketan near Kolkata. Then to Lolab valley, one of the many virgin destinations in Jammu & Kashmir and the hill destinations of Coorg the Western Ghats of Karnataka where Tamara, a luxury resort, will take care of your indulgences in the abode of nature.
Traditional Indian methods to serve various needs now have their modern counter parts. While the time honoured methods continue to be effective, the newer technologies are adding to the efficiency of doing tasks.
Rahul Mishra is a young and evolving Indian fashion designer with a successful collection in the yearly Paris Fashion week. He has a clear vision of the specifics of the booming Indian luxury market and how to develop internationally, in a landscape of big fashion groups such as LVMH (Louis Vuitton) or Kering (Gucci).
As a result of insurgency that hit the northern state of Jammu & Kashmir in 1989, Hindus, a minority in the state, fled their homes seeking safety. Nearly three decades on, Hindu culture and heritage remain firmly embedded in the lifestyle even as physical traces like traditional Hindu homes begin to fade away. It is … Continue reading Hindu Heritage in Kashmir →