“Indian classical music and dance require and demand high levels of riyaz and discipline. In today’s world where there is so much influence from the West, it is on us and our generation to preserve the Indian art forms. I think yoga is also a part of that. The Nāṭya Śāstra, for example, is our ancient script for the arts and we must make an effort to preserve those traditional art forms. As artists and performers, we should draw from what we have,” says actress Ira Dubey, and talks about how yoga is her go-to for enhancing her craft.
The Founder of Bare Necessities, Sahar Mansoor, has written an open letter asking us to unite to create change that produces zero waste. “We shouldn’t underestimate the power of consumers to vote with our wallets because by our consumption choices, we are investing in a more sustainable world, fair wages, cleaner waters and much more. I have been living a zero-waste lifestyle for two-and-a-half years. In that time, I have produced only half a kilogram of trash, all of which fits in a 500 ml jar,” says Sahar. Read her letter for tips on how you can start living a zero-waste life.