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  • How it all began: I had visited India once before. I spent 4 weeks at a CISV-camp in Lucknow at the age of 12, making new friends and expanding horizons. Although, I didn’t get to see much of the cultural[...] The post When Travel Leads to Volunteering: Hedda’s Story appeared first on Savista.

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  • Our shrubbery and trees don’t get greener and brighter than this. Nor the haveli whiter and more dazzling! All washed and polished bright by the last rains of the season. And here comes a gent, in tan suit and black[...] The post Greenwash and Whitewash: The Monsoon Draws to a Close at Savista appeared first on Savista.

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  • Soumya and Sharanya are our two little girls… Our kids… Our goatsies. Soumya first arrived at Savista as a one day old baby with her mother Sukanya. Sukanya had been born and brought up on Dholia’s farm – Dholia is[...] The post Our four-legged residents: Soumya and Sharanya appeared first on Savista.

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  • Today is celebrated as the Tejaji festival across rural Rajasthan, and everybody in the village where Savista is situated is looking forward to the procession this evening which will commemorate the life of this folk hero. Savista’s staff took off[...] The post Ode to a Rajasthani Folk Legend: Tejaji appeared first on Savista.

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  • The Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus) is listed among the common birds of the Indian sub-continent. It is to be found everywhere in the country, wherever it can find its naturally preferred habitat of forests, groves, gardens and tree-dotted cultivation. It[...] The post BIRDWATCH: The Small Minivet appeared first on Savista.

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Sun Over Savista

  • Tribute to the sun, solar eclipse, August 21, 2017 The post Sun Over Savista appeared first on Savista.

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  • At Savista, we are just entering our kharif agricultural season. The Indian kharif agricultural season coincides with the monsoons. It spans the months starting from late June / mid-July when the rains start ( depending on the region concerned), and[...] The post Organic Farming at Savista appeared first on Savista.

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Pottery

  • Pottery classes with the village potter   This is a hands-on class and is offered on the Savista premises itself with a traditional hereditary village potter in attendance. It involves learning the age-old craft using methods that have remained unchanged[...] The post Pottery appeared first on Savista.

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  • The delayed heavy rains following upon the first pre-monsoon showers that we reported on in our last post did the disappearing trick, and once again the onset of the full-scale monsoon was delayed. Once again, there was a fairly long[...] The post Of Monsoon Rhythms and Golden Orioles appeared first on Savista.

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Elefantastic

  • Visit to an elephant sanctuary – ‘Elefantastic’ in Jaipur to interact with elephants and learn how to communicate with them, help bathe and feed them, and enjoy short rides on them. The post Elefantastic appeared first on Savista.

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  • We have been having fairly regular thunder showers through the last fortnight and, from the day following the summer solstice, these brief and furious showers have been a daily occurrence. But  it was only late last evening that the rains in[...] The post The rains have arrived! appeared first on Savista.

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2016 Tripadvisor

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2016

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