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Dream Destination Bali with Fivelements for Eco-Conscious Travellers

With the sole purpose of relaxing with their heavenly spas, picturesque landscape and infinite coastline, I landed with an excited heart drawn in by Bali’s charm Fivelements Resorts

Madras Bashai – the flamboyant lingo of Chennai

Author – Arvinda Soundararajan Tamil Nadu has been hogging the headlines over the last few months for various reasons. First it was the state’s beloved...

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Imagining Ghosts on Visits to Muffasil Towns

Encountering interesting characters and imagining seeing ghosts— the stuff of childhood memories of visits to small towns in western Uttar Pradesh

Passionate About Patang!

As the winter chill grips the nation, children remain unperturbed by the cold winds. In fact all the free time after the onset of the new year is spent on kite making. The Makar Sankranti festival in mid January marks the advent of the harvesting season across India. Ripe crop in golden hue is harvested and the fields are empty for children to play.

Khadi – Much More Than Mere Fabric!

Khadi became an important part of the Swadeshi movement and Gandhi tirelessly advocated the idea of spinning one’s own cloth as the means to shunning away from the foreign oppressive policies.

A 5-day Guide to Exploring Bali

I had the best time exploring Badung, Seminyak and Ubud to my heart’s content. Here is a 5-day guide to exploring Bali which can help you with your Bali itinerary:

The Manja Makers behind Uttarayan

During Uttarayan, a manja maker prepares about 100-250 charkhis every day for kite enthusiasts participating in the International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad

Stuti Bajaj – Communicating with Designs!

Young artist, Stuti Bajaj is a communication designer for whom the only constant in her journey so far has been the ‘love for art’.

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Trendsetting Bridal Mehndi Patterns To Wear This Season

A mehndi can add some glamour and oomph to your wedding attire and the Bridal Mehndi Patterns can actually be like a love story that has been etched on the hands of the bride.

Ganjifa – A Royal Deck of Artestic Cards (Sawantwadi)

Ganjifa - a different game of cards from the royal palace which was practiced in Sawantwadi in Maharastra.

NataCampa – Back to the Roots of Indian Performing Arts

The idea behind NataCampa is to encourage and give true artists a platform to showcase their talent and skill. At the same time it also acts as the means to restore, preserve and encourage the different performing arts across the nation across the nation

Tanjore Paintings – A Timeless Spiritual Legacy

The Tanjore paintings finds its origins in South India and flourished under the patronage of the Vijayanagar and Maratha royals.

Prajne – Ancient Artifacts Get a New Life

”Prajne” which means consciousness in Kannada is to pay a heartfelt tribute to the old age artifacts of ancient India. Let’s check out her story which inspired her to begin with the project.

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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8 Lehenga Designs to Wear to a Traditional Event

As for the ethnic outfits, the designer Lehenga suit and is a must-have piece to any Indian woman. The bride to be, bride’s maid, friends and relatives at a wedding always have a certain type of Lehenga on.

The Indian Epics in Popular Culture

The epics continue to survive in this manner not only by word of mouth and traditions passed down through generations, but more so because of the way in which they have been adapted into popular culture.

Delicacies that Compete to be the National Dish of India

When it comes to declaring the NATIONAL DISH of a country, it becomes quite difficult for a country like INDIA to choose, for it  is too diverse and variegated in the food culture.

Soul-stirring Music in Baul culture of Bengal

The Bauls worship music and are not associated with any mainstream religion. Their music is the culmination point of a huge range of cultures from around the world.

Handlooms of Kerala – Holding onto the Flag of Tradition

Kerala is known for its mundus and kasavu sarees that have been given GI tags to give importance to their uniqueness

Papusza : A Belly Dance Production on the Life of a Great Romani Poet

A fascinating detailed history on the origin of Belly dance and the journey of its pioneers in India along with details on a 9th November production on Papusza

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