Journeys with Meaning and V for Wood in Meghalaya

I joined a tour group, a very focussed tour group run by one of my students, Vinod. Vinod feels very strongly about sustainablity and has put his future where his mouth is, has followed his passion through some pretty dark times and come out with an even stronger mission. Look him up at Journeys with Meaning

Maple Pine is run by James, an Indian married to a Khasi lady who cooks the most amazing food. James is no slouch in the kitchen either, his drunken chicken drove me to raptures and his home baked bread had me cheating on all type of diets. But I wasn't there for his cooking. I was there for what he has done and is still doing at Maple Pine.

Kolkata: thanks to Kingshuk

Kolkata: thanks to Kingshuk
Kingshuk took me to this little, tiny shop, filled to the brim with all sorts of handtools. It was a dream. No a fantasy. Old, 100 year saws, of varying sizes, spoke shaves, draw knives, gauges, calipers, brace and bits. And thats just the initial 3 feet at the entry. The proprietor is a happy guy, invites you to sit and then presents you with delicacy after delicacy. A Stanley, no 5, then a No 4, and then a small 9" smoothening plane. Then he bagan on the saws. German made Scheilder, Swiss made Sandvik, Stanley's, saws of various size amd tpi. I was entralled, I asked for a brace and bit.

Rock dokra at Devrai Art Village - Panchgani

Rock dokra at Devrai Art Village - Panchgani

The write up is about my week long stay in this beautful Devrai Art Village,near Panchgani.

The experience one would feel here cannot be penned down, however below is my best effort to capture the same.

Do visit them on the below links