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The colourful festival of Teej in Jaipur

The colourful festival of Teej in Jaipur

August 17, 2018

Just as the monsoon arrives in north India, the air is filled with happiness and joy, as the women start preparing for the colourful festival of Teej. The Teej festival is held annually during the Hindu month of Shravan and marks the advent of the monsoon. This festival is celeb...

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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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Demonetisation of currency bills causes chaos within India and beyond

Demonetisation of currency bills causes chaos within India and beyond

November 11, 2016

The sudden announcement by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the new measure of demonetisation to deal with black money and fake currency bills has left the country divided.

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India at UNESCO

India at UNESCO

March 14, 2016

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2016, on March 8, India seeks to prioritise girls’ education, also a UNESCO niche activity, through a slew of schemes. All of these schemes seek to transition the country to a more equitable and inclusive trajectory in pursuit of t...

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The “breast tax” of Travancore Kingdom

The “breast tax” of Travancore Kingdom

March 9, 2016

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8. But there is no specific day to remember women’s fight for equality and dignity, through centuries and all over the world. Over 200 years ago, Nangeli, a poor lower caste woman from Cherthala (Kerala, South) gained...

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The “breast tax” of Travancore Kingdom

The “breast tax” of Travancore Kingdom

March 9, 2016

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8. But there is no specific day to remember women’s fight for equality and dignity, through centuries and all over the world. Over 200 years ago, Nangeli, a poor lower caste woman from Cherthala (Kerala, South) gained...

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India at UNESCO

India at UNESCO

March 8, 2016

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2016, on March 8, India seeks to prioritise girls’ education, also a UNESCO niche activity, through a slew of schemes. All of these schemes seek to transition the country to a more equitable and inclusive trajectory in pursuit of t...

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India at UNESCO

India at UNESCO

March 8, 2016

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2016, on March 8, India seeks to prioritise girls’ education, also a UNESCO niche activity, through a slew of schemes. All of these schemes seek to transition the country to a more equitable and inclusive trajectory in purs...

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