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Republic Day is India’s greatest National celebration.  Even though January 26 would be a holiday, we would wake up early to watch the Parade on TV.  So imagine my surprise when a mere 4 kids in class out of 25 held up their hands in affirming they’ve done the same.  My favourite part of this celebration is watching the State Tableaus that celebrate India. They are a glimpse into our rich heritage which can leave you so inspired! These 10…

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Kite Museum, Ahmedabad : Discover an Ancient Sport

The first of its kind in the country and the second in the world (the other one is in Osaka, Japan), the Kite Museum was the brainchild of Mr. Bhanubhai Shah who passionately collected kites ever since he was 21 years old. As Mr Shah’s collection expanded, in 1986 it was made into a museum that currently has an assortment of…

Mahabalipuram Heritage Tour : Stories in Stone

On our way back from Pondicherry to Chennai, we decided to take a stopover at Mahabalipuram, a small town that falls in the Kancheepuram district. Also known as Mamallapuram after the Pallava King Narasimha Varman, the place is a tourist magnet, and rightly so because the sculptures and monuments you’d see here are unparalleled. The Pallava Kings patrons of art…

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