Culture

India Moves to HIP-HOP

India Moves to HIP-HOP

May 14, 2019

After years of remaining underground, hip-hop has finally emerged from the shadows and talented young artists use the music to denounce social inequalities, injustices, and conservatism in the Indian society. It was a bold bet but filmmaker Zoya Akhtar took it and won it. The dir...

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For the love of everything French

For the love of everything French

March 23, 2017

Alliance Française de Delhi (AFD) saw thousands of francophone come together on the International Francophonie Day to celebrate the French language and the Francophone culture in its diverse forms

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Toggling Between Contemporary and Conventional in London

Toggling Between Contemporary and Conventional in

January 5, 2017

She is a famed singer-songwriter in India. She is also a lecturer of Bengali Language, Culture and Literature in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. Sahana Bajpaie delves in the polynomics of Bengali as a language of her profession and passion in her cand...

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Walnut Woodcarving in Kashmir

Walnut Woodcarving in Kashmir

November 3, 2016

Kashmir is the valley of artisans, where many arts have found their roots. One such art which remains an integral part of the valley’s culture is the walnut woodcarving. Artisans design and craft various products, which are then sold in international and domestic markets. As th...

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Hemis Tsechu

Hemis Tsechu

July 14, 2016

With displaying of the sacred bone ornament, ceremonial performances by the monks and an aim to promote tourism and cultural heritage, Hemis Festival will be held on 14th and 15th July, 2016 accompanied by the grand Naropa Festival - from July 1 to 31 - in Ladakh district in Jamm...

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Banarasi Silk

Banarasi Silk

January 6, 2016

The popular hand woven Banarasi silk sari from Varanasi has passed the test of time through centuries. But the import of cheap Chinese silk and introduction of power loom pose immense threat. That the obsession for Banarasi silk sari (traditional Indian wear for women) is not lim...

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The Artisans of Jodhpur

The Artisans of Jodhpur

December 12, 2015

Folk music, dancing wooden puppets, miniatures and intriguing sculptures. Smell of freshly cured leather drifts through the air awakening all our senses and we discover the thousand and one facets of its craft as we walk through the Jodhpur Fort, in the deserts of western Rajasth...

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