ragmala-paintings

Ragmala Paintings: Visualizing Music & Mood

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Most of us have different types of playlists - either on spotify or other platforms , each serving a different purpose. There...
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Understanding Islam at the David Museum, Copenhagen

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Today, we have little exposure to the Islamic world and culture. Globally, the tense narrative around Islam has led people to associate...
phulkari punjab

An Interwoven History: Phulkari and Punjab

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Phulkari, which literally translates to ‘flower work’, is a unique style or technique of embroidery particular to Punjab. However, more than just a handicraft, the...
shantiniketan art

Art Tour : Shantiniketan

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If you'd ask a Bengali, you'd find that Shantiniketan is not a place - it's a way of life.  As the name suggests, it...
yoga art

Yoga : A Story in Art

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Born in India, raised by the world, the art of 'Yoga' has a fascinating story to tell.  In over 4000 years of it's existence,...

In Paintings: 8 Beautiful Mosques of India

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With the spread of Islam into India, many rulers took to building mosques. Apart from being places for worship, these mosques are a symbol...
peacock national bird

The Peacock: Of a Fabulous Tail and Fantastic Tales

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The competition was tough, the prize impressive. Among the many strong contenders were influential members of the avian fraternity- the Great Indian Bustard, the...
mango national fruit history

Mango : The National Fruit of India

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He visits my town once a year. He fills my mouth with kisses and nectar. I spend all my money on him Who, girl, your man? No, a...

Now Showing : the Royal Arts of Jodhpur… in America!

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Earlier this month, Mehrangarh Museum's landmark exhibition "Peacock in the Desert : Royal Arts of Jodhpur" opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston...
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Republic Day Tableaus : A Quick Guide to India’s Heritage

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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...
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