NAMASTE!

© PARAG SONARGHARE

story   |  ARTISTS & INSPIRATIONS

Sisyphus: Time as a Rolling Witness

RIYAS KOMU

Parag’s meditative practice of achieving realism on canvas is often mistaken for photographs, his troubling paintings of faces and bare bodies design a carefully linked chain on the compelling ways that material, subject, and sensibility can align on canvas.

© JOEY L.

story   |  ARTISTS & INSPIRATIONS

HUMAN BY NATURE

JOEY L.

From the interconnected backwaters, the forests of Wayanad, the beaches of Alleppey, the temples of Thrissur, and the streets of Kochi, Kerala is right the place with the right traditions to embody what we’ve come to know as Human by Nature.

© CGH EARTH

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Dear Future Me III.

CGH EARTH

The human spirit has the extraordinary capacity to find positivity during hardships. Some have found it in reading, others in cooking or gardening. Dear Future Me, is a virtual time capsule on social media that lets us look back and remember the good.

© CGH EARTH

AYURVEDA   |  CGH EARTH AYURVEDA

Dear Future Me II.

CGH EARTH

The human spirit has the extraordinary capacity to find positivity during hardships. Some have found it in reading, others in cooking or gardening. Dear Future Me, is a virtual time capsule on social media that lets us look back and remember the good.

© CGH EARTH

AYURVEDA   |  CGH EARTH AYURVEDA

Dear Future Me I.

CGH EARTH

The human spirit has the extraordinary capacity to find positivity during hardships. Some have found it in reading, others in cooking or gardening. Dear Future Me, is a virtual time capsule on social media that lets us look back and remember the good.

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

story   |  PHOTO STORY

FISHERMAN EYES

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Prays, Scars & Faded Memories of the Boats - Have you ever looked deep into the fisherman eyes? Sight, you can not catch into the nets, only feel it. Darshan of the God, sending his avatar with every fish. The boat during the dark storm on rough sea...

© ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

story   |  PHOTO STORY

Varanasi Chai with drop of Soma

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Hidden Tea stall is telling its story. Dark narrow street in old Varanasi, the voice in the head is quoting the Rigveda: We have drunk Soma and become immortal; we have attained the light, the Gods discovered.

© SUDHITH XAVIER

story   |  FESTIVALS & EVENTS

ONAM
The Harvest Festival in Kerala

AYURVEDA TRAILS

Onam is the most popular festival in Kerala. It can be traced to the primitive harvest festival and also to the myth regarding King Mahabali - the benevolent asura ruler who brought peace and prosperity to his country. It is celebrated in August and September.

© AGHIL MENON

story   |  ZUZANA'S OWN GODSSSIPS

THE TREE, THE HERMIT & THE WOMAN

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

The old legend says, that when the forest dwelling Hermit dies a seed is planted in his mouth. He is buried vertically in the earth from where an ancient tree begins its life all over again…But what if the soul of old Hermit reborn in a place, where are no roots?

© A.J. JOJI

story   |  URU ART HARBOUR

THE GRANDMOTHER OF THE JUNGLE

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

Lakshmikutty Amma is called Vanamuthassi, The Grandmother of the Jungle in Malayalam. Her mission is to preserve the healing traditions of Kaani tribe, settled in the deep forest of Kallar in Thiruvandrum district in Kerala.

© ANANDU RADHAKRISHNAN

story   |  THEYYAM TALES

THEYYAM: The Legend of Kelan

ANANDU RADHAKRISHNAN

The Theyyam dancer’s dark black mystic eyes are emphasised by the deep bloody red color of his face. The light of the fire reflects on his bare chest decorated by the drawing of two snakes. He is ready to jump into the fire and narrator is telling his story.

© AGHIL MENON

story   |  ATHEENA WILSON'S STORIES

NEVERTHELESS REWIND

ATHEENA WILSON

I hesitated for publishing this story quite late, but there’s a beauty in rewinding. Makes me appreciate how all those days have become of me. The clever fall of dominoes of life events that led me to still standing. A very happy new year to all!

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