Evolve Back: Stories from Orange County Resorts

The Wish Basket!

In the rural hinterlands of India, it is pure magic when a door-to-door vendor enters your home and opens her basket full of glittering bangles that set your heart racing.

In a time that is fast yielding to the virtual shopping experience, how wonderful it is to have a vendor call on you to see, touch and try her wares. Closer to home in Kabini, in rural Karnataka, it is still not uncommon to have vendors of various goods and products call on you at home. One hopes to see her go about her life and trade for many moons to come, until she is rendered irrelevant by convenience shopping – a silent monument to a way of life when things were slower, tangible and grounded in the here and now.

Local Heroes is our ongoing journey to bring to you captivating stories about our land and its people; a symbiosis that we explore and celebrate through expressive and uplifting video and photo essays every month. We believe this Responsible Tourism Initiative will cause you to see 'evolution' in a new light.

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  1. Aline Dobbie says:

    Orange County resorts are lovely and an absolute favourite of mine in Karnataka…always good wishes.

  2. ANAND says:

    Innocence in the simplicity away from complication and rush of modern life which take us nowhere except backward. Close yours eyes and feel around for the energy, smile and happiness in people around, trees around, birds and creatures. Life is bliss and simplicity a Nirvana

  3. Jayne Davis says:

    Elegantly grounded.

  4. mohideen says:

    Captured nicely, this is real colours of coorg

  5. Shruthika says:

    A wish basket indeed… Nicely captured…