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Puducherry

Puducherry

August 21, 2019

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Threads of the ancient Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan

Threads of the ancient Hindu festival Raksha Bandh...

August 14, 2019

Raksha Bandhan, the traditional Hindu festival that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters, is celebrated since ancient times. However, the look of rakhi, the thread or amulet that is considered to be an ancient means of protection in Hindu culture, has evolved over the...

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Gurukul: The ancient Vedic education system

Gurukul: The ancient Vedic education system

August 6, 2019

The morning scenes of Varanasi are extremely beautiful. Amidst the shining water of Ganges and the echo of temple bells, you can see students in uniforms going to schools. But here in the narrow bylanes of the city, there are some schools which are different. The subjects taught ...

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Changing narratives in Indian mythology

Changing narratives in Indian mythology

August 3, 2019

The two great Indian epics The Ramayana and The Mahabharata are being re-imagined and retold from the perspectives of the other characters and even those who were overlooked in the earlier editions.

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Glamour is no child’s play

Glamour is no child’s play

August 2, 2019

The glamorous world of fashion has always fascinated millions. With the advent of technology and exposure to the internet, this fascination is growing, particularly amongst kids.

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Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Story of the Indian revolutionist

Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Story of the Indian revolutio...

July 23, 2019

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was born (23 July 1856 – 1 August 1920) as Keshav Gangadhar Tilak, An insight into India’s struggle for independence cannot be complete without the mention of the revolutionist Bal Gangadhar Tilak, This was his other name. who was a strong pioneer...

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The French Revolution and its effect on the French colonies in India

The French Revolution and its effect on the French...

July 9, 2019

The Alliance Française du Bengale in association with the Consulate General of France in Kolkata, the Institut Française en Inde and Setu Prakashani hosted the book launch for a translated edition of The Revolution and the French Establishments in India (1790-1793), on July 4 t...

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Messages of mandalas

Messages of mandalas

June 25, 2019

After days of working on it, when a mandala is finally ready, it is destroyed by the Buddhist monks who make it. An ancient artform, it is now being given modern edges and is also being used for meditation.

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India and its folk music

India and its folk music

June 20, 2019

Every year June 21 is celebrated worldwide as World Music Day to mark the impact of music in our lives. The celebration of the day began with the inception of the Fête de la Musique in France in 1982. It was introduced to celebrate music through street performances and free conc...

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Splashing the colours of medieval Delhi’s spring on canvas

Splashing the colours of medieval Delhi’s spring...

June 13, 2019

An ongoing art exhibition in Delhi has put on display a collection of paintings recreating the hues of spring in medieval Delhi. The artwork takes one back to the cultural vibrancy of Shahjahanabad, as Delhi was called at that time.

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