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Changing narratives in Indian mythology

Changing narratives in Indian mythology

August 3, 2019

The two great Indian epics The Ramayana and The Mahabharata are being re-imagined and retold from the perspectives of the other characters and even those who were overlooked in the earlier editions.

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Vibrant colours of the Pushkar Fair

Vibrant colours of the Pushkar Fair

November 23, 2018

The Pushkar Fair invites tourists from across the globe who flock to this town and soak in the riot of vibrant colours and festivities. The fair is all loaded with cultural programmes, folk music and dance, richly adorned camels and other livestock.

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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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Kanwar Yatra- Saffron-clad Shiva devotees on a spiritual journey

Kanwar Yatra- Saffron-clad Shiva devotees on a spiritual journey

August 10, 2018

  With the start of the auspicious month of Shravan, the streets in India are filled up with barefoot, saffron clad Kanwar Yatris carrying a pitcher filled with holy water. The Kanwar Yatra takes place during the Hindu month of Shravan, is usually held in the month of July-A...

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Jagannath Rath Yatra: It’s a journey of discovery

Jagannath Rath Yatra: It’s a journey of discovery

July 13, 2018

Odisha, also known as the Golden Triangle destination, offers a plethora of rich historical heritage, sacred pilgrimage, vibrant living temples, golden sand beaches, international sand art festival by the tourism which showcases the cultural depth of the state and the amazing nat...

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Qutub Minar- The Majestic Victory Tower

Qutub Minar- The Majestic Victory Tower

June 22, 2018

Qutub Minar, a minaret that forms part of the Qutub complex is a huge Minar standing graciously in the heart of Delhi. The magnificent monument made of red sandstone and marble is 73 metre high and is one of the most iconic and recognisable landmarks of Delhi. It is a UNESCO Worl...

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Pondicherry: Glimpse of France in India

Pondicherry: Glimpse of France in India

May 23, 2018

Puducherry (New Town in Tamil language) previously known as Pondicherry is one of India’s most beautiful Union Territories located in the southern part of the country. The entire town is divided into two parts- French and Indian quarter. The French quarter is called La Ville Bl...

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Pilgrims thronging Gurudwaras with gaiety and devotion

Pilgrims thronging Gurudwaras with gaiety and devotion

April 23, 2018

  Baisakhi, celebrated on April 13 or 14 every year in north India, is a harvest festival of the winter ( rabi) crops. For the Sikh community, the day is also as a celebration of the New Year and a day of thanksgiving to the Lord for their fortune and prayers for better crop...

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Hola Mohalla – a unique Sikh festival

Hola Mohalla – a unique Sikh festival

March 9, 2018

  Hola Mohalla is a festival celebrated by Sikhs, held annually at Takhat Sri Keshgarh Sahib Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) in Anandpur Sahib in north Indian state of Punjab. It is usually celebrated one day after the Hindu festival, Holi that celebrates the arrival of spr...

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Les chrétiens de Saint-Thomas

Les chrétiens de Saint-Thomas

November 21, 2017

Partons au Kerala (Sud) à la découverte d’une communauté qui trouve ses origines aux premiers temps du Christianisme. Une église blanche se détache à l’horizon ; un minibus s’engage dans le trafic avec à son bord un groupe de religieuses occupées à regarder par les...

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L’art du « kalamezhuthu » du Kerala

L’art du « kalamezhuthu » du Kerala

May 31, 2017

Les vifs dessins du « kalamezhuthu » représentent les croyances du peuple du Kerala, un Etat situé au sud de l’Inde, où cet art des temples est créé et glorifié. L’air est léger, frais et parfumé. Les bâtons d’encens allumés près des idoles et le mince trait ...

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Assam to host the first Namami Brahmaputra Festival

Assam to host the first Namami Brahmaputra Festival

February 27, 2017

Assam is all set to host Namami Brahmaputra, a mega international festival which will promote economy, tourism, culture, skill industry and trade and commerce.

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