5 Indians from ‘The Penguin Book of Women Poets’ you should definitely know!

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As early as 6-5th century B.C. women poets were outwitting their male counterparts. J.S. Mill talked of Myrtis, a Greek poet who bested her...

In Paintings: The Wedding of Dara Shikoh and Nadira Banu Begum

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Today, weddings are a multibillion-dollar industry. It is believed that an Indian spends one-fifth of their total wealth (accumulated in a lifetime) on a...

Kite Flying : a cultural trend around the World!

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A myriad of colourful kites fill the Indian sky to announce the arrival of Spring; kite flying gathers a frenzied momentum - whether it...

Pandit Ram Gopal : 3 things to know about India’s first Dance Superstar

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With the passage of time, few remember the charismatic dancer and choreographer Pandit Ram Gopal. Credited with putting Indian dance on the global map,...

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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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“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!

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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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