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SOAP STORIES | CRAFTING IN MICROBATCHES

 Dehydrated! These are solar powered dehydrators used to dry the left over cake from the apricot kernel oil which is cold pressed in the traditional "ghani" or "kohlu" a ginormous wooden and steel mortal pestle. The extract powder is hand pounded and goes into making the wonderful skin perfecting Purearth Face...

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FAIR TRADE NOT AID | LOVING THE LEARNING CURVES

 Learning should never ever stop! A primer on Self - Help - Groups, Micro Credit Finance & Savings Groups.   I'm learning on many counts.  What are women self help groups (SHGs)?  How really does a micro enterprise function and what do micro finance initiatives  (MFI) mean? How do the community...

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AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED

 A journey begins. I'm on a recce to the Himalayas - field studies from Himachal to Uttarakhand...    This quaint quiet little homestay is tucked away near Ranikhet Uttarakhand in the Central Himalayas. An eighteenth century colonial house converted into a homestay with like a real  fireplace: wooden logs, chimney et...

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