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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.

AsalKaar – Where the Expertise of True karigars Meet the Passion of a Young Creator!

AsalKaar founded by Zainab works closely with the local artisans of West Bengal to create handmade and handcrafted products. AsalKaar’s wide range of products includes tote bags, leather purses, notebook covers, jewelry boxes and much more. Each of the products, carefully handcrafted are embroidered, embossed, painted etc.

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.

The Beats of Different Traditional Drums of India

Music is a huge part of the Indian culture and its presence is felt in all aspects and ways of life. During happy or sad, anxious or soothing times, music forms an essential element, for not only the individual, but also for the community essence.

Indian Mango Mania – The King of Hearts!

The mango simply becomes the most ubiquitous entity in our markets, homes, dining tables and even conversations during the summer season. It is sown into our childhood memories, in our moments of quiet solitude and in our sneaky after dinner escapades.

Telling Good-bye to Your Favourite Handloom Brand Handsofindia

In the course of 8 years, Hands Of India has also trained numerous youth who had dropped out of school in different vocations such as tailoring, photography, modelling, basic computers, accounting and management skills.

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