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Each year on January 26, India celebrates its Republic Day marking the end of its transition into an independent and sovereign country.  In 1950, the Constitution of India came into effect turning this day into the biggest national celebration. Can you imagine what the first Republic Day would have been like? Here are some memorable moments & fun facts from the first Republic Day of India: 1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad was sworn in as India’s first President In the capital,…

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Look! 6 Paintings by S.H Raza : Ideas & Activities

Raza’s art is an example of how simple geometric shapes can convey powerful ideas.  Here’s a  deeper look into the art and philosophy of S.H Raza : India’s most famous contemporary abstract artist including activities for children ! The above quote could be so true for S.H Raza – one of India’s most famous contemporary abstract artists. When you think of Raza, you instantly think of…

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Looking at Art : Jamini Roy Activity Sheet

Jamini Roy, Tagore and a sholapith – terracotta Durga are essential to every Bengali household and my grandparents’ home wasn’t any different. Of all the three, I found Jamini Roy’s art to be most child-friendly and fun. Yesterday was this iconic artist’s 130th birthday, and the Google-Doodle brought back many childhood memories – which is why, I created this post with a…

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Looking at the art of Amrita Shergil : Activity

It’s really funny how art is so gendered and presumably “female” and yet somehow, if I asked you to name 5 women artists, you’d struggle. This is the month where every brand, every advertisement and every event focuses on “women”, so its only fair that we put some spotlight on some amazing women artists of India – starting with the…

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