Culture

Indian illustrators use Instagram to boost their careers

Indian illustrators use Instagram to boost their c...

June 4, 2021

Building a career as an artist is often demanding and unpredictable, with long hours and even years of hard work culminating in the success of only a chosen few. However, with the rise of social media and sites such as Etsy, Pinterest, and especially Instagram, artists have a new...

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Filter culture: Feeding insecurities

Filter culture: Feeding insecurities

June 2, 2021

With an estimate of 3.6 billion users worldwide and over 95 million photos and videos being uploaded on Instagram every day, social media has become an integral part of today’s culture. Social media platforms allow people to communicate and share their thoughts, feelings and ex...

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K-Pop in India: South Korean cultural wave hits Indian millennials

K-Pop in India: South Korean cultural wave hits In...

May 31, 2021

When Spotify, one of the most popular music streaming services in the world, launched in India in 2019, almost a decade after its global launch, Owen Smith, director of product growth, was amazed. “My number one surprise was how big K-pop is in India,” Smith said. But K-pop h...

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Indian thespians pushed out of the limelight by Covid-19 pandemic

Indian thespians pushed out of the limelight by Co...

May 26, 2021

India is renowned for having one of the most popular and prolific movie industries. According to the American Enterprise Institute, Bollywood surpasses Hollywood in terms of number of movies and moviegoers (1000 movies a year watched by an estimated 3 billion people worldwide). T...

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National Tap Dance Day: Dancers put their best foot forward

National Tap Dance Day: Dancers put their best foo...

May 25, 2021

   Tying the laces of her specially-designed Tap shoes, 23-year-old Mrigya Tiwari gets ready for her daily dance rehearsals. She, unlike other dancers and performers, not only has to carry her shoes and costume, but also a giant wooden block that will enhance the quali...

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World Goth Day: Exploring hidden, dark world of Indian goths

World Goth Day: Exploring hidden, dark world of In...

May 22, 2021

“Indian goths are not easy to spot – they prefer to lie low and not flaunt themselves I think. Of course, unless you are an influencer and have to earn money, the better way to explore goth culture is to explore it in dark, hidden ways,” says Shiney, a Mumbai-based goth...

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International Day of Families: Changing face of families in India

International Day of Families: Changing face of fa...

May 15, 2021

Gone are the days when a family could only be defined as nuclear or joint, comprising a heterosexual married couple and their children. Over the past decade due to rising awareness and acceptance in the society many newforms of families are emerging like, same sex couples, single...

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Bomkai: Draped in traditions of Odisha

Bomkai: Draped in traditions of Odisha

May 14, 2021

Like the Sambalpuri weave, the name Bomkai is synonymous with Odisha. This state is famous for its textile heritage and history that goes back to as early as 600 BC. The Bhulia community, associated with weaving, is the one involved in the production of Bomkai sarees and other ne...

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Mushaira: Poetry, tradition & literary legacy

Mushaira: Poetry, tradition & literary legacy

May 8, 2021

“Ghar se masjid hai bahut door, chalo yun kar lein ki ek rote hue bachche ko hasaya jaye,” (Mosque is too far from home to offer prayers, instead, let’s make a crying child smile today), was written by late Uqtida Hasan Nida Fazli, popularly known as just ‘Nida Fazli’, ...

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Tagore’s independent & unapologetic women

Tagore’s independent & unapologetic women

May 7, 2021

 Born in undivided Bengal, in Kolkata, on May 7, 1861, Rabindranath Tagore started writing from the age of six and went on to become the first Indian to win the Nobel Prize for literature for his collection of poems, Gitanjali. Known vividly for his vast collection of po...

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