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Dastkari Haat – Artisans of India

In a country like India, with such a wide range of cultures, there is no dearth of talented artisans. No matter where you travel – you’ll always find indigenous handicrafts in some form or the other, because not only are my countrymen (and women) extremely gifted, they are also very enterprising. Of course, in this day and age and with the rise of superstores and online stores which can deliver to your doorstep at the click of a button, the Indian artisan is somewhat shunted aside – or even worse, does not even earn enough for their dedicated efforts. Fortunately for these men and women, there has also been a rise in the number of NGOs that bring their talent to light and one of them is the Dastkari Haat Samiti, a national association of artisans and craftspeople from all over India. Based in Delhi, this 26 year old organisation has done wonderful things for the upliftment and empowerment of artisans, affording them a better platform to showcase their skills as well as a direct income.

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Feast Your Eyes: 10 Instagram Accounts You’ll Drool Over

If you own a smartphone, chances are you also have an Instagram account (no it’s not just for Millennials!). Research indicates that the now Facebook-owned network is the Fastest Growing Social Site Globally‘, with over 200 million users worldwide. Used to document everything – from beautiful landscapes to war zones, festival celebrations to protests, beauty tips to fitness transformations, last night’s drunken selfies to this morning/noon’s hangover brunch – and so much more. If you’re not on Instagram, you should be. Ignore the pretentious hipster hashtags and join in for the same reason I did – FOOD, or more accurately – FOODPORN. After all, we do eat with our eyes, too! Seriously, guys. Here are 10 delicious ‘Insta-food’ accounts you need in your life:

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This Is Not A Food Blog

Over the past several weeks there have been quite a few arguments/ fights about the role and purpose of ‘Food Bloggers’. Personally, I cringe every time I hear those two words together – mostly because of the negative stereotype that goes along with it (I’ll come to that). I even read someone’s claim that ‘Food Bloggers do not need to know anything about food or how to write’ and as sick as that makes me, they are right, because anyone with half-a-brain and access to the internet can call themselves a ‘Food Blogger’ – the sad part is, you don’t even have to look hard to find them, they are EVERYWHERE. Zomato, Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress – they’re all a PR Representative’s worst nightmare and dream wrapped in one…but what about the rest of us? Contrary to popular opinion, there are some of us who actually put a lot of thought and care into what we’re writing. For those of us who take our food seriously, let me break a few stereotypes:

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