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A History of Mughal Cuisine through Cookbooks

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On any given weekend, my head is usually occupied with the thoughts of food. The tastebuds have been working over time for a year...
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In Paintings: Diwali & A History of Firecrackers in India

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This Diwali, we are exploring the many paintings that depict the celebration and ethos of Diwali while digging out the history of firecrackers. The use...

The Mughal Charbagh : Paradise Gardens on Earth

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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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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 is one...

In 20-Holi-Pictures: Celebration through the Ages

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On the day of Holi, you can always spot two sorts of people. Those who love playing and can’t get enough of colour; and...
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In Paintings: Rembrandt & his Mughal India Inspiration

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Rembrandt is one of the greatest artists in history, with his name alone being synonymous with fine art itself!  Yet, few know him as...

In Pictures: Christian Art in the Mughal Period

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Jesuit missionaries were the first group of Europeans to visit the Mughal court. They initially arrived at the Portuguese colony of Goa in 1542;...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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