Illiterate, is he unskilled too? A promising street singer
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Illiterate, is he unskilled too? A promising street singer

Then, we met Salim, a young boy, cheery-eyed, spontaneous, bright and with an amazing voice. About four years ago, his mother broke her leg and had to go under the knife. They had to arrange for more than twenty five thousand rupees. He dropped out of school to help his family. He can paint, make patterns in radium stickers but when you hear him sing, you are spellbound. He learnt it from his elder brother who used to go with the band of Qawwals. When we asked him how did he learn to sing so well? Salim said, “Mir hoon to aayega na”. Continue reading

Panchratna Soup – Traditional Indian Cuisine
Art Culture Society / Biodiversity

Panchratna Soup – Traditional Indian Cuisine

Ingredients: Seasonal green leafy vegetables (Spinach, Fenugreek leaves, Drumstick leaves, Cauliflower greens, Shepu leaves) – 100 g each Mint leaves – 50 g Green tomatoes – 100g Amla (Gooseberries) – 100g Crushed ginger- 2 tsp Drumsticks – 5-6 pieces Coriander leaves – 50g Lemon juice – 2 tsp Honey – 2 tsp Cumin seeds powder … Continue reading

Simmering of subtle change: AntiCafé of conviviality
Art Culture Society / Innovation

Simmering of subtle change: AntiCafé of conviviality

Europe is going through a tough time, a lot of questions which were never asked are being asked. But when the euro-zone is becoming suspect, the deficit is expanding, the social disaffection with politicians is increasing, the debate is becoming more intense. The unemployment rate in the South has gone up to 30-40 per cent … Continue reading

World Indigenous Network Conference 2013, Darwin, Australia
Art Culture Society / Biodiversity / Innovation / Lectures & Meetings

World Indigenous Network Conference 2013, Darwin, Australia

More than 1200 activists, professionals, community representatives, elders, herders, academics and students from 55 countries got together in Darwin, part of Larrakia Country, to exchange, explore and embed their concern about the cultural erosion of knowledge of elders and about how to tap the curiosity of young people to preserve and persist with what should … Continue reading

SATTVIK – A cultural milieu to revive forgotten tastes and ties!
Art Culture Society / Children

SATTVIK – A cultural milieu to revive forgotten tastes and ties!

Have you ever wondered what your great grandparents cooked in their kitchen? SATTVIK, a traditional food festival, aims at fulfilling that curiosity while highlighting diversity in cultures and taste. About 45,000 visitors came to last year’s event. This shows the growing interest in traditional food items and organic products coupled with a sustainable lifestyle. Some … Continue reading