Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary

The Nal region is a low-lying area between the plains of the Central Gujarat and Eastern Saurashtra. Owing to its low lying topography, it is believed to represent a filled up sea link, that previously existed between the Little Rann in the north and the Gulf of Khambat in the…

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Tarayana Rural Crafts in Bhutan

With its inconspicuous location behind the long row of handicrafts stalls that line Norzin Lam from the Three Offering Goddesses traffic circle on down, Tarayana Rural Crafts may look like any other retail shop. But its mission is to help the women and children of Bhutan’s most marginalized communities to…

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Purna Wildlife Sanctuary

Purna Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of dense moist deciduous forests in Western Ghat of Gujarat and supports gamut of flora and fauna of very high evolutionary value. The sanctuary, along with Vansda National Park, is the only protected area in south Gujarat for conserving diverse biological resources. It is…

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The Silk Village Sualkuchi

Sualkuchi is the home of expert Assamese (people from the state of Assam, North East India) weavers. Many families can trace their weaving tradition back to thousands of years. Even today, almost every household has a working loom. These weavers are highly skilled and extremely passionate about their inherited indigenous…

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Budhni Lacquer Craft

On the banks of river Narmada (Madhya Pradesh, Central India), amidst forests, there is a small locality of craftsmen, who make lacquered wooden articles. This is Budhni Ghat, where soft wood spins on the lathe from morning to twilight, metamorphosing into beautiful objects and shapes. The Budhni craftsmen, who have…

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