The woman and her quest for aesthetics

Ratna clad in her naturally-dyed ikat saree

To Ratna Rao Shekar, editor of Hyderabad-based lifestyle magazine Wow! Hyderabad and author of The Purple Lotus, sustainability was not a conscious choice. Somebody who has worn handwoven fabric all her life, Ratna saw sustainability as a way of life around her. She speaks of her love for handwoven clothes and the ease of living in a house that is built of mud blocks

Ratna Rao Shekar
Mud blocks overlooking the courtyard
Sunlight rushing in



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