Culture

Night Life in Ramadan 2022

Night Life in Ramadan 2022

April 29, 2022

The 9th month of the Islamic calendar, the Ramadan, is the holiest for  Muslims around the world. Muslims around the world observe it with day-long fasting and feasting in the nights, making the nights come alive, as is the case with Jama Masjid and other parts of Delhi.

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Jumma celebrations at Jama Masjid

Jumma celebrations at Jama Masjid

April 9, 2022

Hundreds of devotees gathered at the Jama Masjid in Delhi on Friday evening to offer the namaz or prayers for the first Jumma (Friday) of the holy month of Ramzan. This was the first Ramzan to be observed without any Covid-19 restrictions and the faithful had turned out with grea...

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New Delhi’s Tamilians celebrate Panguni Uthiram

New Delhi’s Tamilians celebrate Panguni Uthi

March 22, 2022

Every year hundreds of Tamilians residing in South Delhi gather at Mariyamma temple to celebrate one of their most important and unique festivals.

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In conversation with PAPA CJ

In conversation with PAPA CJ

February 29, 2020

From political satires to bone tickling narratives of a middle-class lifestyle, standup comics have piping hot content for one and all. Papa CJ, one of the most celebrated Indian-origin standup comedian talks about the rising culture of standup comedy in India and around the worl...

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An interview with the Ghalib experts

An interview with the Ghalib experts

December 29, 2019

Mirza Ghalib, one of the greatest poets of all times, is amongst the greatest gifts from the 18th century. Equally well-versed in both Persian as well Urdu, Ghalib was way ahead of his time. Once an important nobelty of Delhi, as well as a royal tutor, Ghalib had been writing sou...

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Kathakali Vesham (makeup and costume of Kathakali artists)

Kathakali Vesham (makeup and costume of Kathakali

December 4, 2019

Kathakali, the theatrical dance form dates back to the 14th century. Vesham (makeup) of Kathakali dancers is an intricate process that involves several hours. Here is a sneak peek into the colourful process.

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Five folk dances of India

Five folk dances of India

November 29, 2019

India, the land of rich heritage, has a plethora of traditional folk dances to groove on. From Kashmir’s Dhumal and Kerala’s Kathakali, to Garba in Gujarat and Odissi from Odisha, each dance form is unique in itself. Here are five traditional dance forms from India!

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Gurukul: The ancient Vedic education system

Gurukul: The ancient Vedic education system

August 6, 2019

The morning scenes of Varanasi are extremely beautiful. Amidst the shining water of Ganges and the echo of temple bells, you can see students in uniforms going to schools. But here in the narrow bylanes of the city, there are some schools which are different. The subjects taught ...

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Bonjour India 2017-2018

Bonjour India 2017-2018

November 16, 2017

‘Bonjour India’ is a programme celebrating Indo-French cooperation in India. But according Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India and Bertrand de Hartingh, Director of Institut Français India, who announced the launch of the third edition – ‘Bonjour India’ 20...

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Journée internationale du yoga à l’Institut français en Inde

Journée internationale du yoga à l’Institut fr

June 30, 2017

L’Institut français, centre culturel de l’ambassade de France en Inde, a fêté la troisième Journée internationale du Yoga avec ferveur, rassemblant la communauté francophone de la capitale indienne, New Delhi. Célébrant en même temps la Fête de la musique, l’Insti...

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Rabindranath Tagore: A visionary poet’s quest for relevance

Rabindranath Tagore: A visionary poet’s quest fo

May 9, 2017

Understanding Rabindranath Tagore as a prophet, who perceived the architecture of world order almost a century ago, is an international focus and every year the world engages in an exchange of Tagore philosophies that remain a source of inspiration for life, beyond all age bracke...

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