Ruth Sequeira

Hidesign Revives E.I. Leather

For around 40 years, Hidesign has been researching traditional methods of vegetable tanning and is now a leader in India in this domain. Last year, having revived the age old Indian technique, the brand launched a special collection of East …

Driving in the Masai Mara

In Love With Maasai Mara

My first interactions with a place are most often through the books I read. For Africa, it has been Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, J.M. Coetzee’s very disturbing ‘Disgrace’, Karen von Blixen-Finecke’s ‘Out of Africa’ (plus the …

Work Life in Goa

Hiring in Goa

In March 2014, I had to fire the manager of my store in Goa for theft involving our loyalty program. It took me 3 months to find a new store manager. The new guy, who was a Keralite had studied …

Hibiscus Flower

The Hibiscus Thief

We knew he’d visit twice a day,
But who it was, we couldn’t say.
He’d come at dawn, then at dusk.
Plucking mainly, the red hibiscus.

Nothing stays a secret for too long in a village,
Soon the maid spotted …

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