rajasthan

Daboo Printing: A perennial block printing technique

Daboo Printing: A perennial block printing technique

March 27, 2021

Native to a small village tucked away from urban civilisation in the north-western state of Rajasthan, Daboo printing is a mud-resist hand block fabric printing technique sustaining the local Chipa Muslim community. It is one of the oldest block printing techniques in India, famo...

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Voluntourism in India: Travel to transform lives

Voluntourism in India: Travel to transform lives

February 10, 2021

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”  Naveen Godiyal quotes Mary Anne Radmacher, a famed writer and an artist based in the United States while talking about his experience of volunteering across different places in India as a backpac...

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India’s 2 million homeless: Unseen victims of Covid-19

India’s 2 million homeless: Unseen victims of Covid-19

September 22, 2020

According to the Housing and Land Rights Network of India, an NGO that fights for the right to housing among others, the number of homeless people in India is much more than the official estimates of 1 million. It says that about one percent of residents of all Indian cities are ...

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Tourists, local shoppers desert Jaipur

Tourists, local shoppers desert Jaipur

June 25, 2020

A popular destination for tourists, Indian and foreign alike, Jaipur’s numerous markets have been catering to both the segments of buyers. But even almost a month after markets reopened, most shops remain empty as buyers stay away.

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Top five palace hotels in India

Top five palace hotels in India

March 16, 2020

For most people, luxury means royalty and vice versa and luxury tourism has come to gain equivalence with kings and palaces. Though the royalty has long been abolished in India, tourists can still get a kingly feel by opting to stay in one of the several palaces that have been co...

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TTF Kolkata observes another full house edition

TTF Kolkata observes another full house edition

July 18, 2019

Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF), India’s oldest and one of the largest travel trade show network celebrated its 30th edition of TTF Kolkata this year from July 12-14 with 450+ exhibitors and a record turnout of 10,000 visitors.

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La « Grande Muraille d’Inde »

La « Grande Muraille d’Inde »

June 28, 2019

  Si tout le monde a entendu parler de la Grande Muraille de Chine, très peu Connaissent la « Grande Muraille d’Inde », l’une des plus grandes murailles du monde, qui se situe dans l’Ouest indien, dans l’État du Rajasthan. Il s’agit de la muraille d...

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Élections générales 2019

Élections générales 2019

April 17, 2019

Du 11 avril au 19 mai, la plus grande démocratie du monde va faire la démonstration de sa force lors des élections législatives nationales, menant à la nomination du Premier ministre et de son gouvernement. Au-delà de son ampleur, ce scrutin fera l’objet d’une âpre bat...

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Jaipur et ses « léopards des villes »

Jaipur et ses « léopards des villes »

April 17, 2019

Il est des lieux, dont on soupçonnerait difficilement l’existence, qui témoignent de la formidable résilience de la nature indienne et dont la biodiversité se révèle sur les moindres parcelles de territoires non colonisées par l’homme. Jaipur, aussi connue comme la « ...

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Kathputli: String puppetry from Rajasthan

Kathputli: String puppetry from Rajasthan

March 30, 2019

    The marionette art of Kathputli from Rajasthan is fading to the hands of modern art forms and sources of entertainment in India. Interestingly though, these wooden dolls are staging shows for audiences abroad.  What is puppetry all about? Mere mention of Rajasthan ...

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Ten ruined sites across India that demand a visit

Ten ruined sites across India that demand a visit

March 8, 2019

Sadly shattered yet breathtakingly beautiful, these ruins of forts and churches show all the glory and menace of their past.

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The mysterious temple of rats in Rajasthan

The mysterious temple of rats in Rajasthan

February 28, 2019

Bikaner offers notable cultural sites and religious landmarks within the city and on the outskirts. One such fascinating site is the Karni Mata Temple located just about 30kms away from Bikaner, in the north Indian state of Rajasthan that attracts thousands of pilgrims from acros...

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