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Winter Beach Trek from Honnavar to Gokarna

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This is a warm invitation to students and friends familiar with the work happening at Honnavar to join me on a winter beach trek and to spend a few days at Honnavar in the month of October and January. I would like to have a mixed group of students and friends, do feel free to invite your friends. Let us limit this to age 15 up.




Dates are slightly flexible and can depend partly on the participants' convenience. The tentative dates are 23rd Oct to 30th Oct  and 14 th Jan  to 17th Jan. If moving the dates a little bit this way or that enables you to join us, please let me know.



I am thinking of a beach trek of four days followerd by four days at Honnavar, involved with activities here, interacting with tribals and making day trips. The beach trek will start at Honnavar and end @ Gokarna



You are welcome to participate only in the beach trek, only for the days at Honnavar, or for the whole trip. in the month of January.





Please let me know if you are interested by 15th Oct and 5th Jan. Y…

Educational tours at Honnavar

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Buda folklore -a center for folklore research and documentation located in Honnavar -Uttara kannada region. is conducting educational tours on environment and culture in the Western Ghat region.


Buda Folklore Center dedicated to the understanding of local cultures and traditional knowledge backed by over 45 years of field research and documentation. The organization has established folklore Center as a predominant area of study and research with a vast database on various tribes and indigenous communities of uttara kannda region , thereby creating public access and awareness about folklore

The folklore center has designed study modules based on the topic of interest. The expertise , who are pioneers in folklore research will guide, provide assistance with local liaison and also host the students on such a programme.


Study of Tribes


The organization works primarily in rural settlements. It takes students and culture travelers to the field to gain hands on work experience and thereby …

The art of Quilt making

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Quilts and other cloth-based narrative art are part of many cultures. Made by hand -- often collaboratively -- using familiar materials such as scraps of clothing, quilts are both personal and communal objects. Quilting continues to be largely a home-based form of women's artistic expression.

They also tell a story about their creators and about the historical and cultural context of their creation through the choices made in design, material, and content. The stories that reflect the lives of the people who create them and that record the cultural history of a particular place and time.

In Uttara Karnataka  region in each house you find women making quilts for the monsoon season. After the day’s work, sitting on the verandah, the women settle down to work on their quilts. The sari will serve as a backing for the pattern created from pieces of used clothing, lovingly gathered from family and friends.

These utilitarian efforts have a visual strength one sees in the most sophistic…

Innovation for Living- Samhitha Somayaji: Honnavar

Innovation for Living- Samhitha Somayaji: Honnavar: "¨Four day trip to Honnavar a North Canara district in Karnataka is a home to many tribes. We had no idea what we would be working on over th..."

Tribal wealth