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Women On Clouds – A Backpack Full Of Female Friendships, Laughter And Stories

In conversation with Shireen Mehra, the brains behind Women on Clouds, an entrepreneurial venture for an all-women travel company that is empowering women travellers.

The Mysterious World of Fluttering Wonders

To see butterflies fluttering flights, you don’t have to wake up early with the birds. They are cold-blooded animals which means they cannot generate their own heat and need sunlight to warm their body. You’ll get to watch them basking late in the morning.

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Culture of West Bengal – Exploring the Rich Tradition, Art, Music, Food and Festivals

West Bengal is perhaps the wealthiest state in India with regards to its diverse culture, from it’s magnificent literature to the colorful and splendid festivals, the state is home to various interwoven traditions, existing in perfect harmony with one another. Hence, it is no wonder that the capital of West Bengal, Kolkata, is known as the "Culture Capital Of India."

How Hampta Pass Trek Refilled the Happiness in Me Post Lockdown

My trek to Hampta Pass was full of mixed emotions, but throughout the journey, this was one of the moments that I felt happiest. While trekking it was obvious that we would find nature’s awe-inspiring imagery, self-reflecting one.

I Snorkeled with Turtles, Chased Dolphins on a Jet Ski and Did Much More at Kandima

Looking for staycations to explore in Maldives, an island country with 99% water and only 1% land, we stumbled upon the paradise property called Kandima Islands. Much more than our wildest dreams, Kandima is a 3.2 kilometer speck of an island located at a 30 minute sea place journey away from the capital city of Male.

Maharashtra Culture: Exploring the Rich Tradition, Art, Music, Food and Festivals

Maharashtra Culture: Exploring the rich culture, heritage, and socio-economic scene of Maharashtra, the Gateway of India, which is one of India’s biggest commercial and industrial centres.

Curators Of Clay – Contemporary Indian Ceramics Personified For You

Deep in conversation with Rohit Kulkarni about his clay ventures, Curators of Clay that create personalised, contemporary Indian Ceramics and handicrafts.

The Beautiful Sand Art in India: What, How and Who?

Exploring the beautiful art form that withstands the sands of time - Sand Art. The Indian Sand Artists have made a mark on national and international levels.

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Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016 – All Set to Inspire

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 – a contemporary art exhibition is set to begin this month in Kochi, showcasing paintings, sculptures, installations, performing arts, film shows

Madhuri Kathe – The Abstract, Mysterious & Enigmatic Artist

Madhuri Kathe has been known for the emphasis that her artworks are not premeditated, but are random and inspired combinations and play of colours. She has previously stated that her works are reflective of an unconscious deep rooted philosophy.

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.

Sanskrit Language – Dead or Alive?

Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all languages, and the language of Gods. But with people's interest constantly declining, where does it stand now?

Metal Crafts of India – A Malleable Mélange

Metal crafts of India are wide spread with artisans specializing in the art of their respective regions. Different types of metal crafts are popular in different parts of the country. 

Crafting Futures – A collaboration of British Council in India

Crafting Futures is a British Council initiative. This unique endeavor supports the future of crafts through global collaboration and funding across the world. The idea is to creatively use the local crafts for social, economic, cultural and environmental growth.

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Mohiniyattam – Grace and Elegance Personified

From being a flourishing art form to reaching its lowest point during the colonial rule, Mohiniyattam has survived and revived itself to maintain its glory and excellence over the years.

Bringing Hijab Fashion Under Sustainable Scrutiny

Author – Sarah Ghanem There is no doubt Hijab has been the most controversial cultural issue around the world over the last one decade. Ban...

Architectural Set Design in Indian Cinema

Here are some of the well known movies that were worth mentioning for their architectural set design in Indian cinema.

Literature & Books in Kolkata

It is apt for a city obsessed with books to have a street dedicated to books in Kolkata

Abundance Syndrome – The Problem of Plenty

Abundance Syndrome - Multiple options for people at reasonable prices have resulted in people not attaching any sentimental value to what they have.

Federal India – States and Regions with Their Own Cultural Identities

More so, the democracy of the land shines bright when regions or states are allowed to not necessarily follow a standard uniform cultural code. 

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