Craft

Handcrafting the idols of Lord Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi

Handcrafting the idols of Lord Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi

September 18, 2018

  India is a country where every other day is a celebration and people love to dwell in the joy of festivities. Ganesh Chaturthi/ Vinayak Chaturthi – is widely celebrated around the country especially in the Indian western states of Maharashtra and Goa and southern sta...

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Wondrous Surajkund Mela in Delhi

Wondrous Surajkund Mela in Delhi

February 16, 2018

Annually organised by the Haryana Tourism Department, 2018 marked the 32nd year of the Surajkund Craft Mela. The fair goes on for 15 days, and this year it was held from February 2-18.

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Musical beats from a faraway land

Musical beats from a faraway land

January 6, 2018

Learn to play the Didgeridoo, a musical instrument echoing traditions of the aboriginals, at a studio on the banks of river Ganga in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Sometimes the intersection of lives unites different cultures by passing on a legacy, and when a language as uni...

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Terracotta clay art: An ancient Indian craft still going strong

Terracotta clay art: An ancient Indian craft still going strong

January 12, 2017

Pottery is associated deeply with the Indian history and the fine art of terracotta is still alive and well. This ancient craft shows understanding of various art forms in India and the art not only survived through ages but has also stood out with time.

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NGO Series: The Rising People Welfare Society

NGO Series: The Rising People Welfare Society

January 3, 2017

In an effort to contribute to the society, a movement by young people taking ownership of the institutionalised children in the community led to the formation of ‘The Rising People Welfare Society’, an NGO in New Delhi that helps provide education and healthcare to Delhi's ma...

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Manipur Sangai Festival showcases rich heritage of state

Manipur Sangai Festival showcases rich heritage of state

November 29, 2016

The annual Manipur Sangai Festival put on display the vibrant traditional performance art and sportive nature of the inhabitants of the north-eastern state.

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5 things to do in Udaipur

5 things to do in Udaipur

August 11, 2016

Udaipur, fondly known as the city of lakes, is a popular tourist destination in the state of Rajasthan in North-West India. The former capital of the Rajput kingdom of Mewar is a delight for history, architecture, nature and food lovers. Not only tourists, but the place is also a...

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India Couture Week 2016 begins on July 20 in New Delhi

India Couture Week 2016 begins on July 20 in New Delhi

June 27, 2016

The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) is back with the annual platform for couture, India Couture Week (ICW), yet again with an edition of glamour and glitz that will begin in New Delhi on July 20, 2016.

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Workshop for kids and parents at Dilli Haat

Workshop for kids and parents at Dilli Haat

June 7, 2016

As mercury is pushing up every day, outdoor activities are hard to organise for kids. Delhi Tourism has started a summer craft workshop for children at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri, including potter on wheel, tie and dye, Madhubani paintings, clay work, paper craft, fencing, patchwork, ...

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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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