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Nand Kishore Chaudhary has built one of India’s most successful handmade carpet ventures by forging close ties to a community that most businesses on the continent shun: the poor, largely uneducated caste of citizens long referred to as “Untouchables.” To help his business grow, he’s also had to develop an apprenticeship system around India’s chronic battles with child labor. To Chaudhary, navigating these issues is the only way to honor the true meaning of sustainability. During a visit to the Jaipur Rugs company, our correspondent tries to figure out how all these pieces come together.
By CATHRYN JAKOBSON RAMIN
While the United States and other prosperous countries have struggled to keep their honeybees alive, Greece—a country suffering from a…
By ROB WATERS
Nand Kishore Chaudhary built Jaipur Rugs Co. into a runaway success by working closely with India’s poorest citizens, and by…
Written by CATHRYN JAKOBSON RAMIN Narrated by AVANTHIKA SRINIVASAN
While prosperous countries like the U.S. have struggled to keep their honeybees alive, Greece continues to produce what many consider…
Written by ROB WATERS Narrated by IZAAK SIBLEY
You’ve probably never heard the term “acequia,” but it describes one of the oldest methods of irrigation on the planet.…
Written by Roberto Lovato Narrated by Mitch Greenberg
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A country blacksmith rediscovered an ancient sword making technique that has eluded the world’s greatest metal scientists for centuries.
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Blues Legend Charlie Musselwhite & Richard Bargel perform “Mississippi Beat Part I” at Altes Pfandhaus, Cologne, Germany March 26, 2007.
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The carving and painting of santos, or devotional art, is one of the oldest living folk art traditions in the…
By ROSEMARY DIAZ
The founder of LolaBean Yarn Co. didn’t expect to move from New York City to rural Georgia, or to become…
By RUTH TERRY
“There’s no retirement for an artist; it’s your way of living, so there’s no end to it.” ― Henry Moore…
Written by PHERALYN DOVE
Photography by VELVET McNEIL
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