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The Route to Beauty with Benefits

Every now and then I am asked what I am doing in the business of beauty where 90% of our customers are women and a big portion of our product range is for women too; all the truer for our recently launched Beauty range. I must admit that I did not imagine building a beauty brand when I started my entrepreneurial journey. My desire to contribute to sustainable development through business led me to the farmers practicing organic farming. Located in Uttarakhand, it was natural for them to be growing medicinal herbs along with other food staples. It is common...

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CALM IN THE STORM: WITH HAIR KING HIBISCUS

While the drizzles turn to downpours and the rhythmic rain increases its pace, taking care of yourself can be tougher than usual. You may dance to the tune of monsoon, but it is not just rain that falls this season. Your hair is one of the many casualties of this weather and beautiful singsong. From falling to losing its strength, from dandruff to dampness, the side effects are many. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, the glorious tropical flower, also known as the Kingof Hair Care, comes to the rescue. Called by many names like Japa Pushpa (in Hindi), Dasavala (in Kannada), GolapaPhula (in...

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Hair Comes Monsoon

The drizzles pouring down your window, with the rhythmic rains humming to you, means that the season of bliss is almost here. But not for your hair! While the rains bring much needed relief from the hot summer, they can be a testing time for your hair. The humid weather can take its toll both on the scalp as well as the hair. Not washing can lead it to feel grimy. On the other hand, regular washing with a conventional shampoo can dry out your scalp and hair. It may lead to your hair becoming rough & dull, thus leading...

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Ruins to Roses 2.0

While destruction takes minutes, construction can take months, or even years. Rebuilding something is even harder as one has to overcome the grief and despair of the loss and bring forth fresh energy and enthusiasm. This is one of our learnings from the Ruins to Roses project. The journey to create a garden in place of a ruin has been very challenging but we have good news! This April, during our visit to Uttarakhand, we were able to see the first bloom of roses.Not only were we able to see them but also took part in the collection process. Consuming...

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Earth Day

Their Life, Our Lesson Picture this: The river taking its time to glide and flow through the rocks. The Sun matching its reflection with the water, and the mountains acting as a calm background. No really, picture this - At Talli Pali, a village in Uttarakhand, a 5-mile-drive and a short hike away from this snapshot of the view, it is everyday life. Step by step, on approaching the village, its clear view matches the clear picture it shows: of a world that is in sync with everything in and around it. One could enter for the first time in...

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