Vedvyas is renowned for the rural fair held during Shivratri. Known as the Vedvyas Mela or Shivratri Mela (March 7, this year), it is famous for the rural handicrafts displayed in the various stalls. Artisans from nearby villages work throughout the year to showcase their skills and products during this fair. Products range from a variety of terracotta products to fishing nets and cookware made from black stone.
With a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Social Work from Shantiniketan, Sreemati has worked in the development sector for a while. Rehabilitation of child labourers, microfinancing for rural women and Tsunami relief were some of the core areasbefore moving into qualitative research. Later she quit work to join her husband in his place of posting. Their stint in every city is for a maximum of two years. This period gave her an opportunityto explore the geography, its indigenous culture, network with the experts and pen down her experiences. This is now her passion and vocation.