Little camphor flames surrounded by marigold and roses, held together in dried leaves stitched together with bits of twig and set afloat down a moody Ganga at dusk to depict the journey of the soul through life.

But thanks to ‘spiritual’ tourism it was – make a wish and if it goes down the river smooth, your wish will come true.

No matter what, that basket is as fragile and as vibrant as life.


Must do: Haridwar evening aarti.

Organic t-shirts wrapped thoughtfully in a space-friendly recycled paper box printed with messages that are carried on their t-shirts.

Simple, no?

Read about The Root and see their products here.

A treasure of a biz card idea from Vinod Lal Heera Eshwer for

What Pii liked best was using the natural packaging of the seed as a medium to inform and educate. And how the recipient immediately becomes part of treesforfree by planting a tree.

Such a simple way to connect. If trees had markers, this’s what they’d do.

Here’s a bit about the seed from Lal –

“After much research, seeds of the Honge tree (Scientific name-Pongamia Pinnata) were chosen. The ‘viseeding cards’, when planted, grow into trees that produce biofuel, biofertilizer, bio pesticide and oil, apart from the usual benefits that other trees give like oxygen, shelter for wildlife, groundwater restoration, carbon sequestering,. Researchers in India have estimated that Honge oil could completely replace India’s consumption of petroleum based fuels. Janet’s contact details were handwritten using a marker.”

Can’t wait to meet Janet :)

Click here to visit the site and learn more.

My Sunny Balcony has all types of garden do-dahs. Vibrant big pots, quirky tiny ones, they even do garden-makeovers and transform sordid little balconies to zen oases. Click here to meet them online or drop by at 12, Aga Abbas Ali Road (Ulsoor, Bangalore: Next to Peaches salon) to meet them offline.

Picture: MSB on FB. Right here.

What a lovely way to begin Pii posts after my stay at the yogashram. Here is pure ayurvedic goodness the way Maa and Maa Nature intended it to be. Handmade (looking) paper labels on bottles that are meant to be reused. Meaning, fill it with your besan-sandalwood facewash when you go out of town next. Catch them on FB and visit the site here.

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