In Paintings : Muharram and its rituals in 19th century India

Muharram marks the beginning of the new year in the Islamic calendar. It is a month marked by remembrance and deep reflections centred on...

India : through the lens of Henri Cartier-Bresson

French photographer Henri Cartier Bresson is one of the most important & influential photographers of the 20th century. In 1947, he travelled to India...

Celebrate Janmashtami with these art games!

Janmashtami, a festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India. And that isn't very surprising...
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A Tale of Friendship from the Anvar-e-Suhayli

There's no dearth of Hallmark-Greeting cards that remind us of the value of friendship. A popular Friendship-Day poster says "a good friend is hard...

Conference of the Birds: a Sufi poem for our times

“The ocean can be yours; why should you stop  Beguiled by dreams of evanescent dew?The secrets of the sun are yours, but youContent yourself with...

Our Favourite Art GIFs!

If a picture speaks a 1000 words, can you imagine what a GIF might be worth? According to Alex Chung, the CEO of Giphy,...
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In Pictures : 14 portraits of Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore, India's most prominent cultural icon and it's first Nobel Laureate was a poet, novelist, playwright, educator - and an institution in himself....

The Mughal Charbagh : Paradise Gardens on Earth

The root word for Paradise, pairidaēza (in Persian) means "walled garden" - and just like the word, the (Mughal) Charbagh gardens too, have their...
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In Pictures: 5 Holi-artworks by India’s best painters

Holi is one of the most widely celebrated festivals of India. A celebration of spring and colours, it is also associated with the 'triumph...

In Pictures: “a lot has happened over Coffee” – says history!

Back in the day, Coffee wasn't just a drink. It stood for something more as it travelled the world, gaining love from the commoners...
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