Culture

The story of swimming camels

The story of swimming camels

December 23, 2019

The Kharai camels derive their name from their unique diet of saline vegetation, primarily mangroves, Kharai meaning ‘salty’ in the Gujarati language. Found along the coastal region of Kutch in the westernmost state of India, Gujarat, these camels that are native to the regio...

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Indian cultural heritage inscribed in UNESCO list

Indian cultural heritage inscribed in UNESCO list

December 20, 2019

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO established a list in 2008 to protect and create awareness about intangible cultural practices which define the diversity in heritage of a country and would be lost to the world if n...

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Superstitions that have logic!

Superstitions that have logic!

December 13, 2019

In India technology and superstitions reside side by side. From breaking mirrors to a cat crossing your path to sneezing – anything and everything has a superstition linked to it. However, few of these superstitions do have some logical reasoning and theories behind them.

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A chronicle of Pahari miniature paintings

A chronicle of Pahari miniature paintings

December 10, 2019

An impression of a Pahari miniature painting would ideally encompass a palm leaf drenched in colours, extracted purely from natural vegetation and minerals, with delicate complex detailing unified together in a creation depicting natural surroundings.

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Unique wedding rituals practised in India

Unique wedding rituals practised in India

December 5, 2019

Weddings in India is an emotional affair with family and friends coming together for three-four days to have great fun with the various rituals and traditions. Many of these traditions are quite unique and weird which are still in existence till today.

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Kathakali Vesham (makeup and costume of Kathakali artists)

Kathakali Vesham (makeup and costume of Kathakali

December 4, 2019

Kathakali, the theatrical dance form dates back to the 14th century. Vesham (makeup) of Kathakali dancers is an intricate process that involves several hours. Here is a sneak peek into the colourful process.

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Unusual Indian temples with their offbeat offerings

Unusual Indian temples with their offbeat offering

November 29, 2019

Belief is one of the strongest driving forces in world, and when in India you have a varied display of such faith and beliefs. But what when this faith is a bit unconventional? Here are a few offbeat Indian temples which may leave you surprised.

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Five folk dances of India

Five folk dances of India

November 29, 2019

India, the land of rich heritage, has a plethora of traditional folk dances to groove on. From Kashmir’s Dhumal and Kerala’s Kathakali, to Garba in Gujarat and Odissi from Odisha, each dance form is unique in itself. Here are five traditional dance forms from India!

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Celebrating the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev

Celebrating the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Na

November 14, 2019

Celebrating the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Considered to be one of the most sacred festivals among Sikhs, the Sikh followers across India and other parts of the world celebrated Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th birthday on November 12. Devotees thronged in large numbe...

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Merry Making In

Merry Making In

November 13, 2019

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