Tag: Indian Culture

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.

Manipuri Dance – Fraught with Grace & Blissful Enchantment

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

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.

The Significance of Indian State and City Names

States and city names in India reflect the influence of the ruler, culture, as well as their social connotations. Some are born out of colonial history, some under the patronage of kings and nawabs and others are drenched in ancient Indian cultures

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.

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