Art & Culture

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Bunkar – The Last of the Varanasi Weavers

Bunkar – The Last of the Varanasi Weavers, a short documentary film shot on the shores of Varanasi is a poignant reminder of the lost glory of the Banaras weaver and a sincere effort at trying to be a part of a movement to revive its lost glory.
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Manikarnika: Uncovering the Other Side Of Varanasi

At the Manikarnika Ghat, death is celebrated. This burning ghat is also termed as Maha Shamshan where chants are sung every hour of the day and dead bodies are cremated for eternal peace.
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Tethered Together or Poles Apart? Japan and India: A Cultural Comparison

Japanese aircrew began to foreshadow how the two countries are complex cultural conglomerates which share various cultural differences and similarities, all at the same time.
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Ideas to Dedicate Some Thoughtful Gifts to Your Loving Sister

You can also plan a delightful cake to surprise your sister on the Raksha Bandhan. Make a cake of her choices which she can enjoy at home.
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Traditional Family Homes of North India; The Joy of Living Together

Roughly dividing our discourse into two parts, let us forge ahead in this series to look at some of the traditional old homes of Northern India.
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Indian Folk Art Mandana: The Doomed Tradition Needs to be Preserved

Mandana is the oldest forms of tribal art that has survived economically in India till ages. It is done in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh by one of the ancientest tribal communities, the Meenas.
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Five Popular Holidays and Festivals in India You Can’t Miss

Don't miss these popular festivals in India. Let incredible India impress you with ancient and colourful traditions!
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5 Cultures of India Which Makes Us Unique

India is deeply riddled with uncountable age old cultures and traditions which may leave an outsider baffled or confused. However, this wonderful feature of our country
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Warli Paintings – A Timeless Folk Art Form of India

The Warli paintings, created by the Warli tribe, residing in the north Sahyadri Range is one such priceless art form that though carried on for years by the tribe has found fame, appreciation and usability in today’s modern times.
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Chapatis – Tasting the time!

Chapattis may look humble fodder on our splendid platters or a taken for granted item in our kitchens, its quiet resilience to survive through time, space and forms speaks about its indispensability at some level.

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