Am making some amends; can you see? What you ask? I posted hourly, sometimes by the minute updates from Uttarakhand on FB, which is what killed my urge to post inspiring stories from there on the blog 😦  But I so don’t want it to be like that. FB does not feel like home, like this space of mine does. So this time, am not posting anything there! Its all here πŸ˜€ Ofcourse, WP posts all pics there, but let’s not talk about that, okay?:P

So I reached Bhuj yesterday night at around 11.30 – 23 hours by train plus another 7 by bus! Phew! But the roads are so good. The journey was not tiring at all!

Look at the route we took today to go to Jiapar, a village 35kms from Bhuj…

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… where we have this. For what I am actually here. Something which was started to rehabilitate women after the massive earthquake in 2001. (Sewa International is our parent organisation)
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About 600 women in different villages painstakingly embroider marvellous works of kutch art, all by hand, which are then put together by these women to make varieties of bags, clutches, keychainsΒ  etc..

This is the center where they can sit and work comfortably.

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By the women, for the women and of the women πŸ™‚

This is what they make. Nothing can beat handmade stuff!

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This is Payal, who served us a simple, homely, very very tasty lunch today. Apparently, Payal cooks lunch and dinner daily for people from the village who have now moved out to other towns/ cities and have come over to the village to spend some time atΒ  *home*. We were one among them today and the best thing was how all of us sat and savoured the lunch together like one big family πŸ™‚
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A lakshmi-narayana temple we visited on the way.
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Amazing works of art in every corner of India.
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Fresh, fresh, juicy juicy sugarcane – ofcourse we devoured them in the traditional way, biting our way into it πŸ˜‰
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Found some interesting kites….

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On our way here… for you know what?;)

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The pavs were so so fresh!

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And the stuffing just wow, complete with rose petals and all!

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And when they get together to make a Dabeli, it just tastes out of the world!

Err if you are thinking that this is one of the reasons I made this trip, you may not be completely wrong :p

Just look at it! And dream about it πŸ˜‰ Good night πŸ™‚

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