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Museums In India Come Together To Do Their Bit For The Environment

Museums In India Come Together To Do Their Bit For The Environment

Jun 09, 2022

ReReeti Foundation has collaborated with seven museums to strategise and work towards sustainable and green practices in the museum sector

In Dharamshala, An Institute Holds On To Ancient Tibetan Arts

In Dharamshala, An Institute Holds On To Ancient Tibetan Arts

Jun 02, 2022

The Norbulingka Institute, named after the Dalai Lama's summer palace in Lhasa, is a haven for Tibetan culture. As artisans around the world struggle to preserve age-old traditions and techniques in a fast-paced and mechanised world, the institute helps preserve this form of community ancestral knowledge. And as a visitor, you can sign up for one of their workshops and stay in their guesthouse.

Why You Should Sign Up For A Sustainable Trek With Himalayan Ecotourism

Why You Should Sign Up For A Sustainable Trek With Himalayan Ecotourism

May 28, 2022

This cooperative runs trekking tours in the Great Himalayan National Park which was awarded the UNESCO heritage site in 2014 for its outstanding biodiversity. The best part is that the money earned goes towards conservation of natural resources, nurturing green technologies, community empowerment through self-help groups, and creating local products - thus illustrating how tourism can be sustainable, inclusive, and be part of a circular economy

The Most Expensive Cheese In The World

The Most Expensive Cheese In The World

May 26, 2022

We love cheese - like, a lot. But we had no idea about the value cheese can fetch in the market till we heard about a 'daring' heist that took place in Fijnaart, a town in North Brabant, in the Netherlands where a Dutch farm witnessed an organised theft of cheese wheels. Their loss - of about $22,000 - was not only in terms of money but also in terms of the months of hard work that goes into producing the cheese wheels.

Australia’s Pormpuraaw Community Are Crafting Art From Ghost Nets To Combat Marine Pollution

Australia’s Pormpuraaw Community Are Crafting Art From Ghost Nets To Combat Marine Pollution

May 26, 2022

Next time you are in Queensland in Australia, make sure the Pormpuraaw Art and Culture Centre is on your itinerary. It is a creative space for indigenous artists who sell their work and access training. What the centre is known for are the ghost net sculptures made by the artists from dumped plastic fishing nets and other recycled materials. 

This Book Explores The Pandemic Trend Of Eating Alone In Public

This Book Explores The Pandemic Trend Of Eating Alone In Public

May 25, 2022

Do you like dining alone? Are you comfortable with your own company, in solitude? A New York photographer has used restaurant interiors to explore the theme of solitude that seems to have taken over our lives during the pandemic.

Show And Tell: 7 Captivating Crafts That You Must Check Out In Kashmir

Show And Tell: 7 Captivating Crafts That You Must Check Out In Kashmir

May 25, 2022

Kashmiri handicrafts have been known for their quality throughout the world since medieval times. The state has been like a reservoir of ancient crafts in India, maintaining the priceless heritage through generations, and via innovations in design.

Iconic Traveller And Avid Cyclist Dervla Murphy Dies At 90

Iconic Traveller And Avid Cyclist Dervla Murphy Dies At 90

May 25, 2022

Murphy bent all the rules and faced life full tilt to become a role model for many travellers and travel writers.

Indi Architecture's Tours And Workshops Showcase India's Vernacular Building Systems

Indi Architecture's Tours And Workshops Showcase India's Vernacular Building Systems

May 23, 2022

If you are interested in deeper, responsible travel, then sign up for a workshop with Indi Architecture, an organisation that is involved in conserving, promoting and sharing the architectural knowledge and skills of master craft persons through workshops, travel and cultural exchange

International Biodiversity Day: 8 Ecosystems Around The World That Need To Be Protected

International Biodiversity Day: 8 Ecosystems Around The World That Need To Be Protected

May 21, 2022

Biodiversity refers to various life forms found in all spheres, land, air, and water, on Earth. But due to human interference and industries, we are seeing a loss of biodiversity on a rapid scale. With various environmental organisations such as UNEP at work, it is vital for us to enact solutions, not just on International Biodiversity Day, but at all times.

Taking Heritage Walks To The Next Level With Performance Heritage

Taking Heritage Walks To The Next Level With Performance Heritage

May 20, 2022

Dr Navina Jafa is a cultural activist, Kathak performer, academician and heritage consultant who conducts heritage walks which are unique, combining performance to articulate the culture of a given place.

Sustainable Traveller: Why This Skincare Essential Has A Harmful Impact On Marine Life

Sustainable Traveller: Why This Skincare Essential Has A Harmful Impact On Marine Life

May 19, 2022

You carry it every time you hit the beach or high altitudes or when the weather shows bountiful summer sun rays. But few people know that sunscreens may contain harmful chemicals that cause damage to marine life. Next time, check the ingredient list on your skincare products

I Rediscovered Chandigarh After Five Years, Here's My Guide To 'The City Beautiful'

I Rediscovered Chandigarh After Five Years, Here's My Guide To 'The City Beautiful'

May 18, 2022

Visiting the city after a long gap revealed a charming free culture and multicultural milieu. Here's my guide to the places that travellers to the city must not miss out on to get a real feel of Chandigarh, the only city I know which has amazing architecture alongside whimsical art installations

Lakes, Caves, And Monasteries: A Day In Rewalsar

Lakes, Caves, And Monasteries: A Day In Rewalsar

May 14, 2022

Located close to Kullu in Himachal Pradesh, Rewalsar is a hidden spiritual gem with monasteries, a sacred lake, and a cave looked after by a nunnery

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