Category: Art & Culture

Book Review:

’Kings Saviours & Scoundrels -Timeless Tales from Katha Sarita Sagara’. Rooted in the traditional storytelling of Indian legends, royals, mythical beings, and their splendid adventures, ‘Kings, Saviours & Scoundrels‘ is a melting pot of entertaining Kathas, selected from one of India’s oldest classics, Somadeva’s Katha Sarita Sagara. These sagas are Eternal Tales of India, Retold […]

Sultan Ghari: A Historical Monument Trapped In Time

Sultan Ghari: A Historical Monument Trapped In Time Not far from one of Delhi’s most-visited monuments is one of India’s best-kept secrets. Almost 800 years old it is also oldest surviving Islamic tomb in India – The mausoleum of Nasir ud-din Mahmud brother of Razia Sultan and eldest son of Sultan Shams -ud-din Iltutmish (1167-1236 […]

STELLAR SILK SAREE SAGA WEAVES OF THE WEST & BENARASI

The quintessential saree has remained one of the most favourite canvasses for Indian weavers. Craftsmen from all over the country have found unadulterated freedom of expression in these 6 yards of fabric, and perhaps this is why India is home to some of the finest handloom fabric traditions since time immemorial. Sarees have survived thousands […]

Know your Author: Tanushree

Four girls. One uniform. One dream. Set in the Officers’ Training Academy, this is the story – Of Bijli Bijarnia aka Billi, the girl with feline grace and lightning-fast reflexes, determined to tear through the social taboos of Haryana hinterland from where she hails. She’s resolutely follows her dreams. Of Lakmenlang Zyiem aka Lakme from Shillong, the optimistic […]

Untold Story of Monuments

Siri Fort – Impregnable Fortress Of A Controversial  History Of Siri Fort  The history of New Delhi and the history of the Siri Fort are connected inseparably to each other. The present-day city of New Delhi has been inhabited from ancient times for the last 4000 years. Beyond the mythological era, the town came into […]

STELLAR SILK SAREE SAGA: WEAVES OF THE EAST

The elegant traditional costume for Indian women yes, that’s a saree! Sari is a common and integral form of clothing for women across south Asia, draped around the body in different styles to form a garment. It is a seamless rectangular piece of fabric measuring between five to nine yards of varying pattern, colour, design, […]

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