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Sonal Baid, the Co-Founder of Aura, uses traditional Indian dyeing techniques to minimize the pollution of water. Learn more!
Dyeing a single t-shirt contaminates about 2000 litres of water. Yes, and the damage is worsened because this toxic water is usually dumped into fresh water bodies in India, leaving textile regions with very little clean water.
What if someone told you that the solution to this problem lies in ingredients such as pomegranate peels, sea salt and soap nuts? True that! Here’s one amazing woman, who – along with her husband – has turned to traditional Indian dying techniques and is now able to not just print t-shirts with natural dyes, but sarees, paper and walls too! Meet Sonal Baid, the Co-founder of Aura Herbal Textiles.
Through ancient Indian techniques and organic dyes Aura hopes to change the face of the colour industry. “We started out wanting to change industries and we’ve been doing just that,” says Sonal whilst in conversation with Lakshmi Rebecca. Sonal also shares about how it all started, the challenges faced so far and how this business has brought her and her husband closer together.
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I wanted to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting 'win' moments.
My daughter turned eight years old in January, and among the various gifts she received from friends and family was an absolutely beautiful personal journal for self-growth. A few days ago, she was exploring the pages when she found a section for writing a letter to her future self. She found this intriguing and began jotting down her thoughts animatedly.
My curiosity piqued and she could sense it immediately. She assured me that she would show me the letter soon, and lo behold, she kept her word.
I glanced at her words, expecting to see a mention of her parents in the first sentence. But, to my utter delight, the first thing she had written about was her AMBITION. Yes, the caps here are intentional because I want to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting ‘win’ moments.
Uorfi Javed has been making waves through social media, and is often the target of trolls. So who and what exactly is this intriguing young woman?
Uorfi Javed (no relation to Javed Akhtar) is a name that crops up in my news feeds every now and again. It is usually because she got trolled for being in some or other ‘daring’ outfit and then posting those images on social media. If I were asked, I would not be able to name a single other reason why she is famous. I am told that she is an actor but I would have no frankly no clue about her body of work (pun wholly unintended).
So is Urfi Javed (or Uorfi Javed as she prefers) famous only for being famous? How does she impact the cause of feminism by permitting herself to be objectified, trolled, reviled?
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