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Photo Feature – Moichara Cattle Race Festival West Bengal

Photo documentation of the traditional bull racing event held at Canning as a part of Moichara cattle race festival in West Bengal.

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.

The Murshidabad Heritage Development Society: A Journey Towards Preservation!

Murshidabad located on the banks of the Hoogly River in West Bengal was once an important center and the Mughal capital of the Bengal region.

Photo Essay: Eid-ul-Fitr at Siliguri

Photo documentation of Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations at Siliguri, West Bengal

The Tale of Seven Sisters… Part 2

As expected, Guwahati welcomed me with unusual torrents. Although a stranger to the city, I never felt like one. The state capital’s language, culture, mannerisms, food, et-al., among many other things were strikingly similar to things in West Bengal.

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.

Scroll Paintings of India – A Fine Mix of Story-telling and Art

The different types of Scroll paintings are an integral part of the visual arts and most of these are as much about tradition and culture as about skill, color and craft.

5 Sustainable Eco-friendly Traditional Products Still Used in India

Here is taking a look at the 5 most sustainable products that have been around for long and probably have not merited enough limelight but have shone the way to many.

Indian Pottery – Spinning a Tale of Utility and Art

The great thing about Indian pottery is that it has been able to balance the artistry with mundane usage. Where on one hand, the skill and style of the pottery handicrafts are a symbol of Indian culture

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