Hello, I am Helina Jolly, PhD student at the University of British Columbia. I love learning about the intricacies of the human-nature relation and their interactions. I grew up in Kerala, an extremely laid back coastal state of Southern India listening to the folklores and temple plays. As a child, I always thought I would grow up to be a story teller. Well, I did turn out to be a pretty neat storyteller to my incredibly naughty little boy!
My love for stories continued into my adulthood, and I vehemently believe that ‘There is always time for another story.’ A few years ago while taking a stroll through a quaint town in Wayanad.I heard a tribal lady sing a beautiful folk song describing ‘rivers as the hair of mother nature and pellets on the river bank as nature’s hair decoration.’ I was besotted by her song and that night while putting my son to bed…I sang a lullaby, smiling to myself knowing The Everyday Nature was born.
Picture taken during my field visit to Tura, small town in Garo Hills , Meghalaya, India