Culture

How did the world’s fifth largest diamond come to India?

How did the world’s fifth largest diamond co...

March 26, 2019

An interesting account of how the world's fifth largest diamond came to India and was used as a mere paperweight by this royal ruler.

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Priceless Nizam jewellery on display

Priceless Nizam jewellery on display

March 11, 2019

On display at the National Museum in the Indian capital, Delhi, currently is a collection of the Nizam’s family jewellery. Exhibited after 11 years, the collection comprises 173 pieces, all posing exquisite and rare gems and craftsmanship.

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The mysterious temple of rats in Rajasthan

The mysterious temple of rats in Rajasthan

February 28, 2019

Bikaner offers notable cultural sites and religious landmarks within the city and on the outskirts. One such fascinating site is the Karni Mata Temple located just about 30kms away from Bikaner, in the north Indian state of Rajasthan that attracts thousands of pilgrims from acros...

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A Shiva temple in Telangana where Brahma rested

A Shiva temple in Telangana where Brahma rested

February 27, 2019

At the Ketaki Sangameshwara Swamy temple, Lord Brahma is believed to have descended to meditate after the creation of the world.

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Religion and faith in Andhra Pradesh

Religion and faith in Andhra Pradesh

February 14, 2019

One of the most revered gods in Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu occupies a much more grander space in south India than he does in the north and in the state of Andhra Pradesh, he is worshipped in unique avatars and figures.

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The holy gathering at the Ardh Kumbh Mela

The holy gathering at the Ardh Kumbh Mela

February 9, 2019

The sea of humanity, saffron flags, millions of pilgrims, the smell of the smoke from the holy fires, people with deep religious and ritualistic belief experiencing the power of devotion which turns the very water into amrit –the holy water of immortality.

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Republic Day 2019: This is how the parade has evolved over the years

Republic Day 2019: This is how the parade has evol...

January 26, 2019

Every year India's Republic Day celebrations have been a national window to the country's multifarious culture. While the presence of a foreign dignitary as the chief guest and tableaux remain constant, the parade sees different themes every year, showcasing our country's advance...

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The backstage of Kathakali: Turning serene faces eternally beautiful

The backstage of Kathakali: Turning serene faces e...

January 6, 2019

Media India Group captures the glimpse of backstage preparations of the major dance form of Kerala - Kathakali, the art that echoes the ethnicity of Kerala.

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The tale of a travelling art show

The tale of a travelling art show

December 31, 2018

Bringing the artists' culture on a canvas, this art show is trying to bridge the cultural gap between various audiences. Currently at display in New Delhi, it will be moving to Chennai and Singapore.

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Google Santa Tracker is helping kids track Santa Claus

Google Santa Tracker is helping kids track Santa C...

December 26, 2018

While the kids in the pre-internet era waited night long in the hope of the arrival of Santa Claus, kids nowadays can simply track him on Google Santa Tracker, play Christmas games and lots more-courtesy smartphones.

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