Tag: Art & Culture

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...

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.

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’.

Simply College Street Kolkata

So, if you are new to Kolkata, and want to see these almost-gliding trams, and buy precious books as well, you can simply go to College Street, Kolkata.

Rangoli Art – Origin, Significance of this Art form in Indian Culture

The ground is the canvas for this art – be it the artificial floor of the house or concrete roads. The patterns are mainly created out of artificial dry colours, but in its original form rangoli is made from coloured rice, sand, flour, or simply flower petals.

Arambol Beach Festival – Goa’s Exotic Music Carnival

The musical scene of Arambol is difficult to capture in words, for the crooning melodies at sunset combined with the sights of conceptual land art at certain junctures on the beach makes it an unparalleled experience.

Bhoota Kola – Fiery Folk Art Form

The coastal region of Tulu Nadu, stretching beyond Mangalore, has a lot of cultural value imbibed in its traditional beliefs and rituals. Among these the most significant ritual is the Bhoota Kola.

Rising Popularity of Mehendi Art in Western Culture

Thanks to globalization, the Indian tradition of Mehndi art had found its way into the Western culture.

Motorcycling – The New Leisure Culture in Town

Even though the fever isn’t anywhere near to what it is in the US or Europe but it sure is a sizeable ardent community, looking to explore the fun side of riding motorcycles.

A Window to Kerala Culture: An Enchanting Land

Kerala culture is an eclectic mix of south Indian culture, traditions and customs. Individual characteristics stand out across North, Central and South Kerala.

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