Tag: Indian Culture

Celebrating Menstruation in Assam – A New Form of Consumerism

Celebrating Menstruation in Assam - Tuloni biya in Assam has revolved around certain rituals that vary regionally but persist. As soon as a girl has her first period, she is kept in a separate room where men are not allowed.

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.

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. 

Contemporary Indian Dance – Breaking Free from the Traditional

Contemporary dance in India includes a range of dance forms. These incorporate choreography for cinema, as well as, modern Indian dances.

Paan Culture in India – Love in a Heart Shaped Betel Leaf

The paan, though not as sophisticated as the advantages and traditions associated with betel leaves, nonetheless, impacts a strong cultural landscape. There are however, two sides to it.

Chittorgarh Built on Myths and Legends?

Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Although an important heritage site in India, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013, the renown of Chittorgarh is spread far and wide, more so because of the myths and legends associated with its history.

Vibrant Folk Dance Forms of Northeast India

The northeast itself, probably has the highest range of variety in its folk dances that reflect the tribal and traditional culture of the region. 

Uttarayana From the Eyes of a Delhite

My perception flew out the window the moment I landed in Vadodara, just a day prior to Uttarayana. It gave me a glimpse of some of the frenzy revolving around the kite festival.

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...

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

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.

The Celebration of New Year in Various Cultures of India

India too participates in the New Year celebrations, it’s interesting to note that Indian’s celebrate not one but many New Years’. Because of the large mix of religions and regions that comprise and contend together

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