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The neem tree is widespread across the plains of India.  It is particularly prolific in semi-desert regions such as Rajasthan, since it requires very little water and grows easily in dry, stony, sunny climates.  Its sturdy fruit is mainly propagated[…]

To spray or not to spray?

Marrying hospitality and sustainability is easier some days than others. Sometimes it is a matter of choosing one product over another.  Or reading labels carefully. Or paying a little bit more for organic or local products.  But then at other times,[…]

Tour of Bagru’s Block Printing Sector

photo taken by Jeremy Fritzhand About a month ago we had two lovely visitors from the U.A.E. come to stay at Savista. And from our first meeting, they clearly expressed interest in textiles, even sharing with us pages torn from[…]

Water Bodies Around Savista

The rains have been particularly bountiful in Jaipur this monsoon season.  And Savista and its environs have benefited greatly from nature’s generosity. On Tuesday September 6, the sixth day after Ganesh Chaturthi, we decided to go in search of a[…]

Festivals of Rajasthan: Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi – the festival in adoration of Ganesha – was celebrated all overIndiaon September 1.    The elephant-headed Ganesha is revered as the god of auspicious beginnings.  His representation –   an outsized elephant head that sits on a human body[…]

Eid Ul Fitr

On August 30th., Muslims in Jaipur celebrate with Muslims across the world, the conclusion of the thirty days of the fasting month of Ramadan.  It is an Eid (festivity), and because it marks the end of Ramadan, it is called[…]

better late than never….

A few posts have been piling up here at Savista. One on Eid, another on Ganesha. So we hope that you will welcome them like a well meaning belated birthday card, a chance to celebrate for another day, to savor[…]

Sorting at Savista

Here at Savista we pride ourselves on our commitment to an environmental ethic. Over the past few years our sustainability initiatives have been big and small, some only discernable to the critical eye, and others in plain sight. This list[…]

Festivals of Rajasthan: Krishna Janmashtami

Today is one of the most important and loved festivals of the Hindu calendar – the birth of Lord Krishna.  On this 8th. day (ashtami) after the full moon in the month of Shravan, at the stroke of midnight, the[…]

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