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We Shall Overcome by Simon Thacker – A Seminal song of hope!

Simon has got together 19 leading musicians from 9 different countries ‘to share the message of solidarity in the time of COVID 19. We Shall Overcome features a vocal lineup of India's Paban Das Baul, Parvathy Baul and Raju Das Baul, Bangladesh's Farida Yesmin, from the mystical Bengali Baul spiritual tradition along with India's much loved singer songwriter Raghu Dixit...

Kashmir Galore – An ‘Accident’ That Saved The Heritage Business From Dying Out

In a conversation with Saqib Posh, the man behind Kashmir Galore. Saqib is in a continuous process of preserving age-old art-crafts, like his, which is on the verge of extinction. He is working together with hundreds of artisans for whom carpet weaving is the only source of income. In a process of revival, he is mixing traditional carpet making techniques together with new designs and colors. Using natural dyes and natural fabrics, his main focus is to support locally made products with no use of synthetic fabrics. He also ensures that his products are completely natural and eco friendly.

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Shraavana, the Season of Ecstasy for Wildlife

During Shraavana nature displays her all colours. Look above, and you get to see the vast expanse of bright and clear blue sky dotted with pure white clouds which can soon turn into fierce grey overcast. Flowers blossom to their maximum beauty and the air is redolent of their sweet fragrances.

5 Insta Worthy Cafes in Guwahati That You Must Visit

It is effortless to recognize the uniqueness of upper east India. The states on the north-eastern side of the nation are praised for their...

Deepika Bhansali – A Self Taught Artist, Spreading Her Passion for Art

Deepika Bhansali practiced painting as her hobby infrequently during the last 30 yrs until it became her passionate choice. It was the birth of her daughter 5 years ago that stirred the first wave of actively practicing artwork.

Jali Architecture – A Network of Mesmerizing Splendor

The detailing of the craft is by passed by the grandeur of the art itself in Jali Architecture. Here is a in-depth write-up about the history and detailing of the jali work in India

India Between the Pages – Books that Describe the Land & Culture

Here is taking a look at some of Good books about India that are set against the backdrop of different parts of India. Here the locational setting is as much a part of the narrative as the story or plot itself. And hence, in many ways, these books help to discover India, its history, culture

Vijay Joshi – A Traditional Phad Artist With Tints Of Modernity

Vijay Joshi, the 13th generation practitioner, entered the Shahpura School at the age of 9 where phad painting was taught. This is when he came to terms with his age old family business. He revealed that he found solace in this art form, as if he was specifically chosen to be part of the Joshi family by God.

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Kala Ghoda Fest 2016 – It’s Talent Under One Roof

Kala Ghoda Fest - One of the largest cultural art fest has begun. And here is what you should not miss. Read more.

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.

The Depiction of Animals & Birds in Indian Arts

Indian art is also defined by the flora and fauna depictions. Interestingly, whether it is in the form of sculptures, paintings or even architecture, wildlife has always found an important place in Indian arts. 

Manipuri Dance – Fraught with Grace & Blissful Enchantment

Manipur is a beautiful and mesmerizing north-eastern state fraught with richness in culture and physical landscapes.

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.

Studio Joyeeta – Art that Spreads Joy, Hope and Love

Joyeeta Bose, A young artist with a mind of her own, Joyeeta has been professionally painting since her college days; however, the artist within her has been around for long. 

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How the Digital Space is Saving Indie-Filmmakers

In the age where Bollywood is monopolizing the Indian cinema, Digital Spectrum has come to the rescue of many passionate Indie-Filmmakers.

Puffed Rice – A Simple Ingredient in Many Indian Food and Culture

Puffed rice has a history of usage in India and is made not only into snacking items, but also in many parts offered in temples and prayers.

Unusual Historic Religious Monuments in India

More seasoned foreign travellers know that there is always more to discover in India. Here is a list of unusual historical and religious monuments across India...

Yoga Mudras & Classical Dances A ‘Healthy’ Connection

Classical Indian dance involves the use of hand mudras which are also shared by yoga. Each of these yoga mudras have health benefits.

Traditional Costumes of Indian Classical Dances – A Feast for the Eyes

Costumes of Indian Classical Dances, here is taking look at the most prominent Indian classical dances and their distinct attires and physical appearances. 

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.

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